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Coral Gables Car Accident Lawyer

When an accident is not an accident, the Coral Gables car accident lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law springs into action. This action begins when we quickly connect victims with accident-related providers, such as doctors and mechanics, who help our clients get back on the road. We provide long-term support as well. We diligently build strong, evidence-based cases and do not stop pressing the matter until we obtain the best possible result under the circumstances.

This action is based on a simple “you break it, you buy it” responsibility. When people negligently drop coffee mugs at stores, they should pay compensation (replace the cup). When people negligently break other people (cause personal injuries), they should pay compensation. Compensation is much higher in a personal injury case because a person is worth so much more than a coffee mug.

What Causes Car Crashes?

As mentioned, most car wrecks are not “accidents.” The A-word implies that the incident was unavoidable and no one was at fault. These things are not true. Driver error causes about 98 percent of the car crashes in Florida. For the mist part, these wrecks are:

  • Avoidable: Divers who are at their best, mentally, physically, and otherwise, when they get behind the wheel often operate their vehicles safely. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, dangerously fatigued, or not watching the road often cause serious injuries to other people on the road, such as pedestrians, or passengers in their own vehicles.
  • Someone’s Fault: People accidentally leave the oven on. They do not accidentally speed, turn illegally, run stop signs, or otherwise drive aggressively. As outlined below, a Coral Gables car accident lawyer could use the ordinary negligence doctrine or the negligence per se rule to obtain compensation in these cases.

In a perfect world, impaired people would not get behind the wheel and vehicle operators would always drive defensively. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world.

Financial compensation is the next best thing to changing the past. Compensation does not alter the consequences of negligent driving, but it helps victims face their futures with more confidence.

Coral Gables Car Accident Lawyers and Liability Issues

The negligence per se presumption applies in Florida when drivers violate safety laws, such as the DUI law, and cause injuries.

This rule applies regardless of the outcome in criminal court. Civil juries decide all the issues in civil cases, including guilt or innocence in a DUI or other criminal matter.

Other than DUIs, emergency responders rarely issue citations in car crash cases. To them, these incidents are civil matters that do not merit police involvement. So, even if the tortfeasor (negligent driver) broke a safety law, attorneys generally use the ordinary negligence doctrine to obtain compensation for victims.

Negligence is basically a lack of care. Drivers breach their duty of care, which is usually a duty of reasonable care, when they drive aggressively or while impaired, as outlined above. If that breach causes injury, compensation is available.

Count on a Diligent Miami-Dade County Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Coral Gables car accident lawyer, contact Spencer G. Morgan, Attorney at Law. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.

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