What rights do victims of car accidents have? There are many rights for victims of car accidents. Many people don’t realize the many rights they have following an auto accident. We will be discussing Florida’s rights for car accident victims.
Access to the Information of Other Drivers
Florida law requires that drivers exchange information following a car accident. After a car accident, you have the right access to the information of the other driver. You are entitled to the name and address of the other driver.
A Personal Injury Claim Can Be Filed Based on Severe or Permanent Injuries
If you are injured in an accident in Florida due to negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver to recover damages. You have the right to sue a driver if they cause you to be in a car accident or you suffer permanent or serious injuries.
The Right to Recover Compensation for Pain and Suffering
You may experience significant pain and suffering after a car accident. You can file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver to seek compensation for your suffering and pain. To calculate the amount of your suffering and pain, however, you will need to consult a qualified attorney who is experienced in car accidents.
You Can File a Claim Against the Car Manufacturer
Car accidents can sometimes be caused by a defect in a vehicle. You can file a claim against your car manufacturer to recover damages if you are in an accident with your car due to a defect.
You Have the Right to Recover Compensation, Even If You Are Partly To Blame
Many people believe they can’t get compensation for personal injuries because they were also at fault for the accident. This is false. Florida allows you to seek compensation from the other at-fault party, even if you were 99% responsible for your accident.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a personal injury lawyer in St Petersburg. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation.