Generally speaking, somebody who rear-ends you as a motorist may be liable for the harm that they cause, including any injuries that result from the accident. If you find that insurance is not sufficient to cover your losses, then you can sue for a rear-end collision that happened in Orlando. Rear-ending another motorist could make a driver liable in and of itself, and could also be the result of various other dangerous driving behaviors.
Dangerous Driving May Cause a Rear-End Collision
A driver who does not keep their attention on the road, as all drivers are expected to do, could collide with the back of another vehicle. Reuters notes that distracted driving is a consistent cause of rear-end collisions by teenage drivers, and it seems reasonable that being distracted would cause similar instances of accidents in adults.
Some of the forms of distracted driving that may cause a rear-end collision include:
- Making a phone call
- Checking or posting on social media
- Taking a photograph
- Making a video call
- Using your cell phone for any other reason
- Turning your head to engage with others inside or outside of the car
- Taking your attention from driving for any other reason
Florida Statute 316.306 restricts the use of mobile devices by motorists, and if you cause an accident by using a mobile device while driving, then you could be held liable in civil court. In addition to distracted driving, other motorist behaviors that may cause a rear-end collision include:
- Driving while drunk
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Failing to keep your vehicle inside of your chosen lane
- Driving at night without headlights engaged
- Failing to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you
If one or more of these types of dangerous driving contributed to your accident, then your lawyer may cite such factors in any case for compensation that you bring. You may have a strong case to sue for a rear-end collision in Orlando, especially if any of these factors are documented causes of your accident.
Consider a Lawyer to Help You with Your Lawsuit
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a rear-end collision, then you may choose to bring a lawsuit seeking the compensation that you deserve. You could choose to do so because:
- Your injuries are serious
- Your injuries are costly
- Insurance does not provide sufficient compensation to cover your losses
- You believe a lawsuit could net you the awards that you deserve
A lawyer can assess your fitness to bring such a lawsuit and initiate your suit should you mutually agree to do so.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will pursue compensatory damages for the losses you sustained in your rear-end collision. We will handle your legal needs while you focus on getting better. Call our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-407-500-4000 for a free consultation.