Car accidents happen under many circumstances. If you or a loved one has sustained major injury as a result of a crash, then contact an expert accident attorney. In Lee County Florida—Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, Lehigh Acres, North Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs—turn to David Harris.
Primary auto crash causes include at least one driver not paying attention or a driver who takes a chance. For example, a driver acts impulsively to make a light or make a turn trying to beat oncoming traffic. In each instance, a driver makes a bad choice.
In Southwest Florida, recent years average anywhere from 15-30 vehicle crashes per day and nearly 200 per week. Even in lower crash volume years, our combined averages for Lee County, Collier County, Hendry County, and Charlotte County typically approach 150 every week.
How Your Accident Attorney Determines Who is Liable for the Crash
There are basic elements to prove liability. Indeed, personal injuries resulting from a car crash are similar to any negligence claim. Proof is required. There is no substitute for your expert accident attorney helping you through this difficult time.
To prove that a driver was negligent, and therefore, responsible for damages, several elements must be established.
- Duty—our obligation to use reasonable care, drive safely, obey rules of the road, etc.
- Breach—violating that duty
- Causation—breaking rules causes a result or effect, known as damages
- Damages—actual harm, such as personal injury, financial loss, property damage
These basic negligence elements apply to every vehicle accident claim. This is how your accident attorney assesses responsibility and value. Every element must be satisfied.
Applying these negligence factors, your accident attorney must prove another driver did not act reasonably under the circumstances. For example, a driver breaks a traffic law. And, this violation causes actual harms and losses.
Cause and effect are critical. Instead, if your auto accident did not actually cause injury or other damage, then then no claim exists. Accordingly, if you haven’t already, then call an expert accident attorney.
Your Accident Attorney Focuses on Our Laws
Every driver is required to use reasonable care when operating a motor vehicle. Accordingly, all motor vehicle drivers share this common requirement. Indeed, obeying traffic signals and traffic controls are examples of exercising reasonable care. Often, your accident attorney points to these basic violations as grounds for liability.
Negligent driving often causes car accidents. Here are some examples:
- Distracted driving
- Driving too slowly
- Failing to yield
- Running red light
- Running stop sign
- Drunk driving
- Aggressive driving
- Improper turn
To win your case, your accident attorney must prove your crash causes your damages.
Your Accident Attorney Pursues Justice for Injured Persons
Every car crash is a frightening situation. Also, when serious injuries are caused by a wreck, then your primary focus is on getting better and re-building your life. Therefore, consulting an expert Fort Myers accident attorney is an important part of making sure you are moving in the right direction.
Fort Myers accident attorney David Harris is an expert in representing injured persons harmed in vehicle crashes. Moreover, David serves injured persons throughout Lee County Florida and surrounding communities. Importantly, David provides your legal services on a “no win no fee basis”. And, your initial consultation is free.
Importantly, David values you and each client. Your questions are answered—even tough ones. Your phone calls are accepted or you get called back quickly. Moreover, you stay informed and involved in your car accident claim. Certainly, your opinions matter and are welcome.
Finally, David meets you in person. Moreover, when you call office or his cell phone, you get David. So, when you need to talk to your accident attorney you can. Take a moment and contact David now.