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What Should I Do if a Distracted Driver Crashes Into My Car?

 Posted on February 06, 2024 in Car Accidents

FL injury lawyerCar accidents have become an increasingly prevalent part of our daily lives. They can be the result of any number of things including car malfunctions, excessive speed, driving under the influence, or even distracted drivers distraction. If you are the victim of a car crash and the other driver was distracted when they crashed into you, an experienced Broward County, FL personal injury attorney can review your case and help you decide how to move forward.

What Can I Do if I Am the Victim of a Distracted Driver in Florida?

There are many reasons for distracted driving. Distractions can come from passengers, food or drink, or daydreaming, although a lot of crashes caused by distracted drivers are due to drivers looking at or using their electronic devices while driving. Regardless of what caused the actual distraction, the victims of distracted driving car crashes have rights

Phones and other electronic devices can present extremely dangerous distractions in cars. It is against Florida traffic law to use a phone while driving, but this does not mean that drivers always abide by the law. Often, the best move for a anyone injured in this type kind of accident is to file a claim for damages with the other driver’s insurance company to cover anything from auto repair costs to medical bills. Unfortunately, it can be complicated to ensure that an insurance company compensates you adequately

Compensation After a Distracted Driver Crashes Into You

There is no uniform amount of money offered as compensation for damages from a crash. The specific amount you might be entitled to depends on several factors including the severity of the accident, the nature of any injuries that resulted, and whether those injuries can hinder your ability to work and/or function. Assuming your injuries are considered debilitating enough, and the other driver is found at fault, you might get any of the following compensated:

  • Medical bills for treatment of your injuries resulting from the crash.
  • Cost of repairing or replacing your car if it was damaged or totaled.
  • Lost wages from work you needed to miss due to your injuries or if they have rendered you unable to continue working.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Fort Lauderdale, FL Car Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in an accident with a distracted driver, you might need help sorting through what you should do next. A compassionate Broward County, FL distracted driver accident attorney can review what happened and advise on who would be liable and what damages could be covered. At The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., we have over 50 years of combined and proven experience, and we do not charge our clients fees if they do not recover their damages. Call 800-555-4011 to schedule a free consultation.

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