Florida Car Accident Lawyer
Florida Car Accidents
Getting in a car accident is often a life-changing experience. One moment, you’re enjoying life as usual, and the next, you are facing the emotional, physical, and financial toll of an accident. Now, you spend your days worrying about recovering from your injuries and paying your bills while finding a way to hold the at-fault party responsible. It’s a huge burden, and you don’t know what to do.
Josh Jones Law is a dedicated advocate for South Florida car accident victims. Even if you contributed to the accident, you might be eligible to collect damages. Don’t try to negotiate with the insurance company on your own. Reach out to our Miami personal injury law firm to ensure your rights are protected.
Common Types of South Florida Car Accidents
Josh Jones Law helps clients recover damages from a wide range of car accidents. Common types of car accidents include:
Causes Of South Florida Car Accidents
Josh Jones Law investigates car accidents on behalf of clients. Some accidents have a single cause, while others have multiple contributing factors. Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents in Miami and the rest of Florida. Drivers take their eyes off the road while texting, answering the phone, or changing the radio station, often leading to serious car accidents. Other causes include driving while intoxicated and driver error.
Josh Jones Law also handles car accidents caused by defective car parts, poor road maintenance, and inadequate or missing road signs. In each case, Josh Jones Law investigates the cause and files claims against all responsible parties. By holding each responsible party accountable, your car accident lawyer will help you collect the damages you deserve.
Collecting Damages Under The Law Of Pure Comparative Negligence
Florida follows the rule of pure comparative negligence. This law allows car accident victims to recover damages, even if they are up to 99 percent responsible for the accident. However, you won’t be eligible for the total amount of damages. Instead, the amount you recover will be reduced by your degree of fault. If you are 50 percent at fault, your damages will be reduced by half, and so on.
Having a Miami car accident lawyer by your side is critical to ensuring you don’t shoulder more of the blame than necessary. The insurance company might try to say that you share a higher degree of fault than you do. Never admit to fault and contact Josh Jones Law for help with your case.
Why Choose Josh Jones?
How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?
You might be eligible to recover compensatory damages and non-economic damages. Compensatory damages refer to economic losses you sustained as a result of the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and the cost of repairing your vehicle. Non-economic damages include the reduction of the quality of life and pain and suffering. Florida does not have a cap for compensatory or non-economic damages. However, you need to provide evidence to support the recovery of damages when filing your claim. Your South Florida car accident attorney will gather and present evidence to help you maximize your damages.
Punitive Damages And Florida Car Accidents
While rare, car accident victims might be eligible to collect punitive damages if the at-fault party acted egregiously. For instance, if you are hit by a truck driver whose company overlooked his poor driving record, your attorney can attempt to collect punitive damages on your behalf. The cap for punitive damages is set at $500,000 or three times the amount awarded in compensatory damages. If you think you are eligible for punitive damages, go over your case with a Miami car accident attorney.