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Rear-End Accidents

Florida Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Representing Victims of Serious Crashes

Rear-End Accidents In Miami, rear-end collisions are a common yet underestimated road threat. While many may dismiss these as minor fender-benders, the reality is far more serious. These accidents can lead to long term health consequences, including whiplash, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and long-term disability.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a rear-end accident, it's crucial to get legal help immediately. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our team is equipped with extensive resources and knowledge, and has the dedication needed to see your case through to the end, always in pursuit of the best possible outcome. Don't let the aftermath of a rear-end accident overwhelm you; contact us today and let our experienced team advocate for the compensation and justice you deserve for what you have been through.

Understanding Liability in Rear-End Accidents

In Florida, establishing who is at fault in rear-end accidents often hinges on adherence to state traffic laws. The general presumption is that the driver who rear-ends another vehicle is responsible, typically due to not maintaining a safe following distance or failing to stay alert, as required by Florida Statutes § 316.0895. This law specifies that a driver must not follow another vehicle more closely than is "reasonable and prudent." However, determining liability isn't always black and white.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we delve into each case's specific details to uncover factors that can be relevant to the determination of fault for the accident. For example, if the leading vehicle stopped abruptly without reason or had defective taillights, the rear driver might not be wholly to blame. We undertake a detailed investigation to consider all contributing factors thoroughly and all potential parties against whom a claim can be brought.

The Critical Role of a Lawyer in Rear-End Accident Cases

Engaging a personal injury attorney is crucial if you are involved in a rear-end collision. The legal complexities of these cases can be daunting, and liability may not be as straightforward as it seems. For instance, the driver behind could argue that your sudden stop or malfunctioning taillights caused the accident.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we gather crucial evidence to build a compelling case, such as traffic camera footage, witness statements, photographs and vehicle damage reports. We also ensure that you undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to document all injuries, some of which may appear after the accident. Dealing with insurance companies can be particularly challenging, as they often try to minimize the amount of compensation to be paid. Moreover, underinsured and uninsured motorists create many issues. We handle negotiations to secure full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, advocating tirelessly on your behalf. If you have experienced a rear-end accident, don’t face it alone. Contact us at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, and let our dedicated team support you through the recovery and legal process to ensure you receive the attention that you deserve.

Modified Comparative Negligence and Miami Rear-End Accidents

The modified comparative negligence statute in Florida can significantly impact a rear-end accident claim. Under this rule, outlined in Florida Statutes, § 768.81, each party involved in an accident can be held financially responsible for their percentage of fault. This means that if you are partially at fault in a rear-end collision, your compensation could be reduced by your percentage of fault. And, due to recent changes to Florida law, those found to be more than 50 percent responsible for an accident are no longer able to recover at all.

For example, if you are found to be 20% responsible for a rear-end accident because your brake lights were not functioning, and the total damages amount to $100,000, you would only be eligible to receive $80,000 in damages. However, if you were 51% responsible for the collision, you wouldn’t be eligible to recover at all under the new Florida modified comparative negligence law.

Speak With a Seasoned Miami Car Accident Lawyer to Get Started on Your Case Today

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we meticulously analyze the details of each rear-end accident to accurately determine fault and negotiate claims. Understanding and navigating Florida's modified comparative negligence statute is crucial in maximizing our clients' recovery of compensation. If you're involved in a rear-end accident, seeking knowledgeable legal guidance to protect your rights and ensure a fair outcome is essential. The dedicated Miami injury lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada are immediately available to get started working on your case. You can reach us at (877) 448-8585 or through our secure online contact form. We also offer free consultations and do not get paid unless and until we can recover compensation on your behalf.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.