All Florida drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a manner that is safe and reasonable under the circumstances. Drivers must abide by traffic laws and must use caution while driving. For example, slowing down in poor weather is an example of driving reasonably. The failure to merge properly is an example of failing to obey traffic laws.
There are a few different ways failure to merge accident claims may occur. A driver may move too quickly from a parking spot into traffic. The driver may fail to increase his speed properly when traveling on a ramp to enter a highway. The driver may not use a signal when trying to merge into another lane of traffic. Or, the driver may simply be distracted and not look out for other vehicles when moving from one area to another.
When drivers are negligent and cause accidents, they may be held accountable in personal injury claims. To recover damages in a Florida personal injury claim, an injured accident victim must show that there is a direct link between his injuries and the at-fault driver’s negligence.
There are several different types of damages an accident victim may be entitled to after an accident. These damages include:
- Medical expenses, such as surgical bills, emergency room bills, physical therapy bills, and prescription costs
- The estimated cost of any future medical care that may be necessary
- Lost wages and lost employment benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Depending on the individual claim, additional types of compensation may also be pursued. Florida personal injury attorneys ensure that accident victims receive adequate compensation in these claims. Many accident victims are unaware of how much in damages they are actually entitled to until they hire an attorney.
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