Tampa Rear-End Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in rear-end accident, Feldman Legal Group can help you. Please contact us by email or call now 813-639-9366 for an immediate, no-obligation consultation with our experienced Tampa rear-end accident lawyers.
Driving is a task that requires full concentration. It is crucial for drivers to pay attention to what is going on around them, particularly in front of them. When drivers are distracted or inattentive, the chances of causing a rear-end accident increase, placing innocent people at risk of serious injuries.
If the negligence of another driver has resulted in serious injuries for you or a loved one in a rear-end accident, that driver is responsible for your medical care, financial losses, pain and suffering, and other damages. At the law firm of Feldman Legal Group, our lawyers know how to maximize the value of claims and prove liability when the other driver denies responsibility.
When to Call Our Tampa Rear-End Accident Lawyer
If you are struck from behind in a rear-end accident and suffered or sustained injuries, there is very high chance of making a recovery for your injuries and damages, and a greater chance of getting the insurance company involved to be more reasonable in settlement discussions, otherwise, the at fault driver, vehicle owner and their insurance company face a very difficult defense at trial. Find out if you have a case today. Call 813-639-9366 to speak with our experienced rear-end accident lawyers at Feldman Legal Group today.
Our Rear-End Accident Attorneys Explain Presumed Negligence
In Florida, the law creates a rebuttable presumption of negligence to the driver who causes a rear-end motor vehicle collision with another vehicle. See Birge v. Charron, 107 So. 3d 350, 353 (Fla. 2012).; Eppler v. Tarmac America, Inc., 752 So.2d 592, 594 (Fla. 2000) (explaining origins of rear-end presumption). What this means is that this presumption of negligence and being civilly liable for the injuries to occupants of a vehicle struck from behind or in the rear end, supersedes any alleged comparative negligence by the driver of the vehicle who was struck from behind.
Burden of Proof in a Rear-End Accident Is on the Driver of the Vehicle in Behind
Ordinarily, plaintiff bears the burden of proof of at a trial, meaning they must prove the defendant driver failed to exercise reasonable care and is more at fault in causing the collision then they are. However, in a rear-end motor vehicle collision, the burden of proof is shifted to the driver or person who struck the rear end of the vehicle in front of them. In such cases, the driver of the rear vehicle must produce evidence to contradict or rebut their presumed negligence and liability for the damages and injuries claimed by the driver in front. This is a powerful evidentiary tool and principle.
If the driver or operator of the vehicle which struck or collided with the vehicle in front of them fails to present sufficient evidence to rebut the presumption of their negligence, the court can enter a judgment against them for 100% liability, as well as declaring that as a matter of law, the driver in front was 0%, and did not in any way contribute to the fault of the motor vehicle accident or collision. Florida is otherwise a purely comparative negligence jurisdiction, meaning the jury assigns fault percentages to all persons involved.
Our Rear-End Accident Lawyers Can Help
If you were involved in a rear end collision in Florida or Georgia, we urge you to contact us immediately to discuss your options and to work to preserve the evidence from the collision. Time is of the essence. Contact the rear-end accident attorneys of Feldman Legal Group and attorney Mitchell Feldman, to enforce your rights and obtain a recovery for you. We offer free consultations and handle cases across Florida and Georgia, and other states. Use on online form, chat with us, or call us toll free at 813-639-9366.
When The Driver At-Fault in a Rear-End Accident Used Reasonable Care
If the driver at fault in causing the rear end collision presents some evidence that he or she exercised reasonable care, the presumption made be reduced to a permissible inference to the jury of their negligence, instead of a full presumption of their negligence. See Alford v. Cool Cargo Carriers, Inc., 936 So. 2d 646 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006); D.J. Spencer Sales v. Clampitt, 704 So. 2d 601 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997).
Our Rear-End Accident Lawyers Can Help
If you were involved in a rear end collision in Florida or Georgia, we urge you to contact us immediately to discuss your options and to work to preserve the evidence from the collision. Time is of the essence. Contact the rear-end accident attorneys of Feldman Legal Group and attorney Mitchell Feldman, to enforce your rights and obtain a recovery for you. We offer free consultations and handle cases across Florida and Georgia, and other states. Email us at email@example.com; or call us toll free at 813-639-9366.
The Dangers Of Following Too Closely
Whether cruising through town or crawling through rush-hour traffic, too many drivers are guilty of following too closely. When this is the case, all it takes is a split second for a rear-end accident to occur.
Rear-end accidents do not typically cause air bags to deploy, and less than adequate head restraints often leave drivers vulnerable to neck and head injuries. Even at speeds as low as 10 mph, these accidents can cause substantial soft tissue injuries with symptoms that develop over the days and weeks after the accident.
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Contact us today to arrange a free initial assessment with an attorney. You can call us 24 hours a day, and we have convenient offices in the Tampa and Atlanta. We have secured compensation in rear-end accident cases throughout Florida. Call 813-639-9366 today for a free assessment with a Tampa rear-end accident attorney.