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Broward County Car Accident Lawyer

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Helping Car Accident Victims Pursue Financial Compensation for Their Injuries and Losses

Auto accidents often result in serious injuries, costly expenses, new life-changing circumstances, and sometimes even death. If you are facing any of these challenges following a car accident that was not your fault, it should be unthinkable for you or your family member to be responsible for the resulting medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and more. At our law firm, we believe in holding at-fault drivers accountable for their negligence and recklessness. Please contact our Broward County law offices for a free initial consultation about your personal injury lawsuit.

There are several different types of car accident cases in Florida, from those with obvious at-fault parties to those with far more complex legal challenges in play. No matter the complexity of your car accident case, our experienced personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you reach the most satisfactory conclusion to your case.

To learn more about the legal services we offer at our personal injury law firm, please contact our Florida law office to schedule a free case evaluation today. Led by personal injury attorney Zeljka Bozanic, our highly skilled legal team prides itself on providing compassionate and caring legal services to personal injury victims in need. We would be proud to represent your legal rights as you pursue justice and financial compensation for your injuries and other damages.

What Should You Do if You Are in a Florida Car Accident?

Assess your injuries after the auto accident. If you are not in too much physical pain, attempt to check on the injuries of every other party involved in the crash, including the other driver.

Call 911. While you await the police and paramedics, document the accident scene in video and photographs. If there were any eyewitnesses to the accident, attempt to get their testimonies on video while their recollections of the accident are still fresh.

When first responders arrive, fill out your police report and seek medical care. If an insurance company adjuster arrives on the scene, you do not have to speak to them.

Next, contact a car accident attorney at our law firm. Your lawyer will represent your best interests through the legal process as you seek a fair settlement for your losses.

Is Florida a Dangerous State for Motorists?

Unfortunately, Florida ranks among the very most dangerous states for motorists in the entire country. In a recently published report from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Florida scored a 2 out of 10 (with 10 being the highest score) for optimal roadway safety laws. Only Wyoming and Montana scored lower than Florida. According to the report and those responding to it, Florida disappoints in terms of speed enforcement laws, teen driving laws, child passenger safety laws, and other important legal issues surrounding day-to-day driving in the state.

Aside from creating new state policies, especially policies related to rear seat belt requirements and child booster seat guidelines, critics recommend that Florida start using more federal infrastructure dollars to improve Florida streets and roads.

In 2021, almost $14 billion was spent on motor vehicle accidents in our state alone. Florida also reported over 3,500 motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2021.

One death is too many.

Florida’s most dangerous intersections and roads include:

  • Brickell Ave. and SW 2nd St. in Miami
  • Cypress Creek Road
  • Dade Blvd. and Alton Rd. in Miami
  • Dixie Highway and Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale
  • Fairfield Drive and Pensacola Blvd. in Pensacola, FL
  • Highway A1A in Fort Pierce
  • Hillsborough Ave. and Fletcher Ave. in Tampa Bay
  • Jefferson and Palmetto boulevards in Palm Beach, FL
  • North Federal Highway
  • South Dixie Highway
  • Sterling Rd. and Flamingo Rd. in Pembroke Pines

If you’ve been in a car accident in Florida, it’s important to seek out professional legal representation to defend your interests as you pursue fair compensation for your losses. Please contact our legal staff to schedule your free case review today.

Is Florida a Comparative Fault State?

Florida’s new modified comparative negligence law, which took effect in 2023, marks a significant shift in how fault is assessed in personal injury cases. Under this law, a plaintiff can only recover damages if they are found to be 50% or less at fault for the incident. If a plaintiff is determined to be more than 50% at fault, they are barred from recovering any compensation. This represents a departure from the previous pure comparative negligence law, where plaintiffs could recover damages regardless of their level of fault, although their recovery would be reduced by their percentage of fault. Navigating a personal injury claim with these new regulations in place can be challenging without the right help. Our law firm will work hand-in-hand with you to ensure your case goes smoothly.

What Types of Car Accident Cases Does Our Law Firm Represent?

Bozanic Law has years of experience representing clients in complex personal injury cases and all sorts of car accident cases

Car accidents we represent include the following:

  • Blind spot accidents
  • Car accidents caused by distracted drivers
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Failure to yield car accidents. Texting and driving accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Motorcycle and bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Rear-end accident cases (also known as fender bender accidents)
  • Rideshare app accidents
  • Rollover car accidents
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Single-vehicle car accidents
  • T-bone collisions
  • Teen driver car accidents
  • Work zone car accidents
  • And more

We rely upon motor vehicles to get us to where we need to go, but accidents can and do happen, especially when driver negligence is involved. To limit the chances of car accidents occurring, it is wise to drive undistracted and drive cautiously. However, sometimes, that can’t prevent other motorists from driving recklessly.

Car accidents occur when we least expect them, often delivering costly damages and injuries to drivers and passengers alike. No matter what type of motor vehicle accident you have been in, we would be proud to lend you the legal representation you deserve so that you can pursue potential compensation for your injuries.

What Are Frequently Seen Causes for Car Accidents?

Just as there are numerous different types of car accident cases, there are several different ways that car accidents occur. Often, they happen when we least expect them. Sometimes, like instances where we are driving in inclement weather, they feel sadly unavoidable.

Common causes of car accidents in Florida include the following:

  • Animals crossing the road
  • Blind curves
  • Construction zones
  • Dangerous road conditions like potholes
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Disobeying specific rules of the road
  • Disregarding or failing to use traffic signals
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue and drowsy driving
  • Driver negligence or recklessness
  • Driving at excessive speeds
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Driving through red lights and stop signs
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while talking on a cell phone
  • Eating while driving
  • Failure to yield to the right of way
  • Improper turns or U-turns
  • Night driving
  • Road debris
  • Running through intersections without looking for pedestrians
  • Street racing
  • Talking to backseat passengers while driving
  • Teenage drivers
  • Texting while driving
  • Tire blowouts
  • Underage drivers
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Vehicle defects or defects in vehicle parts
  • Vehicle malfunctions

It may be impossible to avoid all of the various hazards and dangers of Florida’s roadways, but cautious driving can help save your life.

If the worst has already happened and you’ve been in an accident, contact our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys to discuss your case in a free initial consultation.

What Are Common Car Accident Injuries?

Car accident injuries are often dependent upon the size and safety rating of a motor vehicle, the speed at which the cars were moving, and whether or not the car occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. Some auto accident injuries can be relatively minor, like those seen in a rear-ender accident. Others, however, can be dramatically more severe or even life-threatening.

Commonly seen car accident injuries include the following:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Complete or partial paralysis
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Loss of hearing, sight, or speech
  • Loss of limbs or amputations
  • Soft tissue injuries like cuts, bruises, abrasions, and torn ligaments
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

Whatever type of injury you have incurred, whether it be a minor or serious injury, you have the right to pursue legal options for financial compensation. To learn more about how to take legal action for your injuries, please contact our compassionate car accident lawyers to schedule your free consultation today.

Should You Accept the Initial Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company?

Let’s make this quick, no.

You are under no obligation to accept the initial offer made by insurance companies for your car accident claim. Insurance companies may attempt to say that their initial offer is the fairest offer they can make, but they can always do better. Likely, an insurance company provider will attempt to lowball you with their initial settlement offer for your personal injury claim. By working with an experienced personal injury lawyer, you have a good chance of recovering a better settlement from the insurer than you would if you tried to negotiate on your own.

What’s more, it shouldn’t be up to an injured motorist or their family members to negotiate for better terms from an insurance company while they are still recovering from a traumatizing motor vehicle accident. While you recover, our law firm will contend with the insurance company and negotiate on your behalf in pursuit of better terms for your compensation. With a solid case, it is possible to recover full compensation for your injuries, which is very unlikely for those who take legal action without legal representation.

What Happens After an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Getting into a rideshare accident can not only be frightening but frustrating as well. Uber and Lyft accidents involve multiple liable parties and multiple insurance companies. The type of payment you receive depends on whether the rideshare driver was active on the app and whether they had passengers. For instance, if the rideshare driver was taking passengers to their destination, Uber or Lyft will pay you for your damages. But if the driver was not logged into the app, the driver’s insurance company is responsible for your injuries.

If you’ve been in a car accident that involved an Uber or Lyft driver, contact an experienced attorney today. We can help you determine the cause of your accident, hold guilty parties accountable, and get you the payment you deserve. Negotiating with insurance companies can be challenging, especially if they are attempting to assign fault elsewhere. Our legal staff can review your case and get you started on the path to compensation.

What Sort of Compensation Could We Help You Win for Your Car Accident Injury?

With a strong personal injury case, you have the potential to recover compensation for economic and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages may compensate you for out-of-pocket expenses such as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income earning capacity
  • Lost wages and future lost wages
  • Medical bills and future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy expenses
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages may compensate you for the following:

  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost quality of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you have the right to possible compensation for your losses. While this compensation may never reverse the damage done, the hope is that it can help make you whole again. With our experienced legal representation in your corner, we believe that we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your motor vehicle accident injuries and other losses. The sooner we have a chance to review your case, the better. Don’t delay, or else risk the potential of missing the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim in Florida. Call our personal injury law office today.

What Areas Does Our Personal Injury Law Firm Represent?

Although our law firm is in Broward County (Weston, to be more precise), we proudly represent clients all over our beautiful state.

A non-exhaustive list of areas we represent includes:

  • Aventura
  • Boca Raton
  • Boynton Beach
  • Broward County
  • Coconut Creek
  • Coconut Grove
  • Coral Gables
  • Coral Springs
  • Cooper City
  • Dania Beach
  • Davie
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Doral
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Hallandale
  • Hialeah
  • Hollywood
  • Lauderhill
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Margate
  • Miami
  • Miami Gardens
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Miramar
  • Parkland
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Plantation
  • Pompano Beach
  • South Florida
  • Sunrise
  • Weston
  • West Palm Beach
  • Monroe County
  • Orange County

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Broward County Car Accident Attorney

If you’ve been in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries and other damages. Doing so is sometimes easier said than done, however. That’s why we recommend getting in touch with our law offices to schedule a free consultation with our highly qualified legal staff. With our law firm acting as your professional legal counsel, we are confident that we can help you recover a fair settlement for your car accident case.

To learn more about our legal services, please call our Broward County law offices at 954-800-2864.