If you’ve been in a car collision in South Florida, you may have questions about what caused your crash. In Florida, you have the right to pursue a lawsuit if someone’s recklessness caused your injuries, so finding out whether a driver was negligent can be important to helping you recover fair compensation for your injuries.
One of your first instincts after an accident may be to call police. While police may come to the scene of some accidents and create a police report, law enforcement resources are limited. Most police will not do a thorough investigation of most crashes.
Insurance adjustors are another group of people who may investigate an accident. However, these professionals work for the insurance company, not in your best interests. Their goal is to find anything that can lower liability exposure for the insurer.
Why Work With a Personal Injury Attorney?
One way many crash survivors get answers is by speaking with a personal injury attorney in South Florida. Unlike insurance adjusters and police, your attorney is there to look after your best interests.
A personal injury attorney with experience in car crashes is different. Your attorney’s role is to get you fair compensation so you can pay for your lost income, car repairs, medical bills, and the other losses you have suffered. To help this effort, attorneys work with a range of experts to get to the bottom of what caused an accident:
- Accident reconstruction experts. Accident reconstruction experts use software and even AI programs to use the evidence at the scene of an accident to recreate what happened in the seconds before a crash. Based on things like where two cars came to a stop and any tire marks left on the road, these professionals may be able to prove if one of the drivers was speeding or driving erratically, for example.
- Witnesses. Your attorney and his or her investigators may talk to witnesses at the scene who saw your crash. They can use this information to determine fault. Many attorneys also work with expert witnesses. These are doctors, engineers, and other professionals who can testify in your case. They can explain, for example, how much your type of injury can cost in the future, or what physical factors could lead to a crash. Expert witnesses can help an attorney prove how an accident happened and how much compensation might be needed in your case.
- Investigators. Attorneys may work with investigators on your case. Investigators can secure evidence. They may speak to witnesses, take photos of the area where the accident took place, and secure parts of the cars or nearby security footage that could show the crash or the seconds before the collision. The legal team at Flaxman Law Group has seen many times how a thorough investigation can uncover details that were missed at the scene—and that are crucial for determining the cause of a crash.
If you have questions about what caused your car accident and would like to speak to a Hollywood car accident attorney about your options for seeking compensation, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online. We can set up a free, no obligation case consultation to discuss the details of your situation.