How To Defend Your Rights After a Car Accident
By The Perazzo Law Firm
As we approach the holiday season, we look forward to spending time with our friends and loved ones. Unfortunately, celebration can lead to tragedy in a blink of an eye. Typically, the holiday season sees a spike in serious injury from car accidents. Celebrations can often involve intoxicants, which impair ones ability to drive or safely operate machinery. If the unfortunate happens and you or your loved ones suffer an injury from a car accident, it is important to begin gathering facts right away.
It is oftentimes easy to forget that truth without proof is hollow in a court of law. In order to maintain a successful claim for compensation following a car accident, the plaintiff must present proof of negligence, which consists of four factors: duty, breach, causation and damages. It is not enough to prove a collision occurred, there must be enough evidence to assign responsibility for causing the accidence and sufficient evidence to prove damages, whether personal or property.
Following personal injury from a car accident, the armies of lawyers employed by the insurance company begin building their case. You may be asked to provide a recorder statement, which may later be used against you. Remember, car accidents often may involve trauma to the brain. It may be difficult to properly assess the facts of the accident if the injury is serious. Any statement made after the accident may not be reflective of the facts. With time, it may be difficult to recall the details of the accident. It is important to take pictures and take contract information of anyone involved or anyone who may have witnessed the accident. We also recommend keeping notes of treatment, symptoms and any other details that may be helpful in assessing and defending your claim for compensation.
At The Perazzo Law Firm, we pride ourselves in representing the people of Florida and their families. We will always put our clients’ needs at the forefront of the fight against the insurance industry. Our Miami personal injury lawyers have dedicated their entire careers in fighting for your rights. Whether you seek compensation for injuries, fighting for justice for wrongful arrest or looking for a home, you can rest assured our lawyers will be there for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, we encourage you to call us at 786 LAWS-411 (786-529-7411) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights.