At-Fault Car Accident Lawyers
Accidents happen. In fact, over the past decade, car accidents have been steadily increasing each year in America. The NHTSA’s last tally counted more than 7 million crashes annually across America’s roadways. We know a crash can leave you shaken, confused, and scared. When you are, or could be, at-fault in an accident, what’s the best course? You may consider a car accident attorney only useful for victims, but there are many ways in which our attorneys can provide expert legal assistance even if you are fully or partly at fault in a car accident.
Rule number one – do not admit fault. The other driver’s insurance company will use this to try and vilify your driving at the time of the accident and pin all of the fault (and all of the bill) directly on you. Refrain from using phrases like, “I’m sorry” or “I didn’t even see you”. While you may be a really nice person and want to apologize to the other driver, these words can be twisted to place all the blame squarely on you. We have represented many drivers that were in at-fault accidents. We know the tactics the insurance company and other accident attorneys will use. By working with our experienced lawyers for at-fault car accidents, you can get the protection needed to face a personal injury lawsuit.
When you have been involved in an at-fault accident and are unsure what to do next, contact our team. We’ll go over your options and help you chart a path forward.
Getting Protection For An At-Fault Collision Case
At the accident scene, it’s important to take steps towards gathering as much evidence as possible. At a minimum, you should do your best to:
- Call emergency services
- Take lots of pictures and videos of the vehicles, the roadway, weather – anything that can be used to help piece together exactly what happened
- Get names and contact information of witnesses and other parties
- Get a copy of the accident report
- Seek medical attention immediately and keep all records
After you’ve taken all of the appropriate steps in ensuring you have the evidence to support your case, make an appointment for a free consultation with us to discuss your case options.
Remember, Florida is a No-Fault State. If your car accident was relatively minor, you probably don’t have much to worry about. Each party will turn to their own insurance company to help cover the damages. However, there may be times where the driver who was not at fault (or who was less at fault) decides to file a lawsuit alleging personal injury and/or damages were incurred above what their insurance pays out and they hold you liable for the remainder. This will be especially true when the car accident is more than a minor accident.
Conversely, in neighboring Georgia, the state follows an “at-fault” doctrine. This means the injured parties have every right to sue for the full amount of damages – which includes things like their vehicle damage, medical bills, lost wages from missing work, and even pain and suffering. The at-fault driver’s insurance will be responsible for covering the costs of the injured parties claims but if this is not enough to cover the costs, the injured party may file suit. When an accident occurs in Georgia, fault is determined. If a driver is found to be more than 50% responsible, they are not able to seek damages from the other driver(s).
Whether in Florida or Georgia, we have the resources and experience to provide expert legal protection for at-fault drivers. We have handled incredibly intricate cases and have come out victorious time and again for our clients. Our team helps you receive maximum protection against any and all losses. Let us deal with the insurance company, they know who we are and know if they don’t deal fairly, we’ll take them to court. We have before and will do so again if that’s what it takes.
Get in touch now to talk over the details of your case with an experienced car accident attorney.
You Can Trust our Lawyers For At-Fault Accidents
We live in the real world. We know accidents happen every day and sometimes there’s nothing you could have changed to prevent the accident from occurring. Our dedicated team is here to provide at-fault drivers with the maximum protection available to you under the law. Avoid bankruptcy or worse with accident attorneys that can provide the expert legal guidance needed to navigate these troubled waters. Farah and Farah investigators are some of the best in the business. By examining all of the evidence, we’ll explore the opportunities for you to be protected and possibly even seek financial recovery.
Our at-fault accident lawyers are entirely on your side. We do our work for you. We know this accident may not have been entirely your fault. If you need to know your options and what protections are available to you, we’ll help you get the answers you need.