Coconut Creek Vehicle Accident Lawyers
The Coconut Creek accident attorneys at Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. have more than 20 years of experience building strong cases against negligent drivers on behalf of injured motorists and bicyclists. If you or a family member have been injured due to another person’s dangerous driving in Coconut Creek, contact our office to discuss your legal options. We work hard to protect your rights, and to pursue the maximum recovery available to you.
Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics
Motor vehicle accidents in Florida and elsewhere across the nation are common. The Florida Department of Health has reported that traumatic injuries from motor vehicle crashes are the prime reason for the deaths of Florida residents between the ages of 5 and 34. Statewide, Florida had 235, 261 crashes in 2010, or 645 accidents per day on average. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle report for 2010 showed 26,233 crashes in Broward County, which is where Coconut Creek is located.
Under Florida law, all drivers owe others a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonable manner. If a driver breaches that duty and you are injured due to a car accident, you may be able to hold the driver liable under a negligence theory. Negligent conduct that may give rise to a personal injury lawsuit in this context can include:
- Driving while drunk;
- Driving while fatigued;
- Texting or calling somebody while driving; or
- Driving at excessive speeds.
If you are involved in a car accident, make sure you take all necessary steps to protect your rights, including documenting injuries or damage to property, filing a police report, and obtaining the other party’s insurance information. If you prevail in a lawsuit against a negligent driver, damages to which you may be entitled can include reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other amounts.
Coconut Creek is a beautiful environment in which to go biking. Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida is one of the most dangerous places in the country to go biking, reporting the highest number of pedalcyclist fatalities in the country in 2009. The equivalent state agency reported that in 2010, 76 Florida bicyclists were killed, and 4,600 sustained non-fatal injuries due to traffic crashes. These non-fatal injuries can be minor, but they can also include skin lacerations, broken bones, and even traumatic brain or spinal cord damage. As with other traffic collisions, compensation that is recoverable in a lawsuit related to a bicycle accident may include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In addition to negligent drivers, sometimes manufacturers who defectively design or manufacture parts of a vehicle or other accident-involved product should be joined to a vehicle crash lawsuit. At Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., we examine all the evidence to determine the causes of the accidents that have injured our clients. For example, it may be appropriate to sue manufacturers for products liability in the case of a defective airbag that fails to open, or a seatbelt that doesn’t work. Products liability cases are strict liability cases; this means a person or company can be held responsible even if he or she did not act negligently in creating the product that caused the injury. As a defendant in a lawsuit, a manufacturer can become responsible for a victim’s healthcare expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship, and other amounts.
Seek Help From a Coconut Creek Personal Injury Attorney
The Florida personal injury attorneys at Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. take a comprehensive and diligent approach to holding responsible parties liable. We will determine whether a lawsuit is the best course of action, and how many parties you should seek damages from to ensure that you are compensated for all injuries suffered in an accident. For a free and confidential consultation, please call us at 954-428-9333 or contact us through our online form.