Auto Accidents and State Requirements
Car or auto accidents are common causes of personal injuries which may potentially lead to lawsuits or claims for pain, suffering and loss.
There are various fundamental things to learn about auto accidents especially since each state has different legislation applied.
In its basically important to understand that in suing an automobile driver on grounds of personal and physical injuries, you need to prove negligence.
In most states, lost wages as well as medical costs require payment regardless if the accident is due to negligence of the other party.
According to the law, all drivers are obliged to safely operate their automobiles or vehicles at all times. This is a legal duty of the auto driver.
For instance, drivers are required to comply with the speed limit rules, follow traffic regulations and carefully drive at all times.
Violation of their legal duties could endanger their passengers or other motorists on the road hence victims could generally sue a negligent driver or violator due to bodily injuries caused by the accident.
Lawsuits in relation to auto accidents state that the plaintiff is entitled to compensation for the physical or bodily injury he incurred including pain and suffering experienced due to the driver’s negligence on the road.
In some states, legislation requires serious effects before a lawsuit could be filed. However, in states like Michigan, even minor scratches are qualified for a personal injury lawsuit due to auto accidents.
Still in Michigan and in Florida, there is also a legislation called no-fault automobile accident law.
This means that the affected party need not prove negligence in order to demand payment from the other party for medical bills and other expenses incurred in connection to the road accident.
The no-fault laws eradicate the requirement of proof for negligence in order to be entitled for a medical bill payment or wage loss.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, contact Personal Injury Lawyer at Glotzer & Kobren, P.A. at 561-300-6900 to discuss your rights. Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach & throughout Florida.