Injured in a Car Accident?

Car Accidents

Every year, between 2,000 and 3,000 traffic fatalities occur on Florida roadways. In addition, thousands more motorists, passengers and pedestrians are hurt in preventable car crashes.

If you have been hurt or lost a family member in an auto accident, the experienced car accident attorneys at Heller & Heller, P.A., in Coral Springs are available to counsel you about your legal rights, including the possibility of filing a lawsuit to seek compensation from the party responsible for the accident. We always strive for full and fair compensation for people who have been hurt in car crashes.

Pursuing Damages for Car Crash Victims in Florida

There are many causes of car wrecks. Distracted driving, such as a person using a cellphone or texting behind the wheel, is one of the leading causes of crashes these days. Additionally, excessive speed and driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs cause many accidents. Regardless of the cause of a motor vehicle wreck, a civil lawsuit arising from it tends to take the form of a negligence case.

Negligence cases have four components, all of which the person seeking to recover must prove by a preponderance of the evidence. In other words, the evidence offered by the claimant must be more convincing than the evidence offered by the opposing party. The elements of a negligence suit are:

  • Duty
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Actual damages

Why You Should Consult an Attorney

Many injured people hope that the responsible driver’s insurance company will make a fair settlement offer. Insurance companies are in business to make money for their stockholders, however, not to look out for the interests of those who file claims against their insureds.

At Heller & Heller, P.A., our lawyers are committed to helping victims throughout South Florida. We know what it takes to investigate, litigate and advocate for those whose lives have been forever changed by a reckless or negligent driver. Call us today at 954-340-0037 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.