Accidents near the Keys seem to accumulate every week. Few details were available after a multi-vehicle collision critically injured two people in late February. But, this particular collision, which happened near Mile Marker 119, involved a GMC pickup truck, a Hyundai, and a Chevrolet sedan–potentially making for a significantly complex case. What’s more, the multi-vehicle wreck actually occurred just hours after a fatal one-car crash on Highway One in Key Largo. A woman, whose name was also not released, apparently lost control of her vehicle and struck a utility pole. Other notable accidents in the Keys include a fatal crash that cut power and shut down three nearby schools. As these accidents continue to happen, there are some important legal implications that victims and other involved parties should note regarding car accident claims in Miami.
THE KEYS: A RECENT HISTORY OF SERIOUS ACCIDENTS
So, what’s going on that we have so many accidents in the Keys? The fact is that this region is no stranger to serious car accidents. Actually, the Keys have led the state in recent years in the rate of deaths by motor vehicle accidents.
It’s possible intoxication or other impairments have their influences, especially when you consider all the vacationers. Whatever the reason, the Keys are home to tens of thousands of people and the area sees millions and millions of visitors each year and it would seem this trend of accidents shows no signs of slowing down.
IN AN ACCIDENT? HERE’S SOME INFORMATION THAT COVERS EVIDENCE IN CAR CRASH CLAIMS
In court, victim/plaintiffs must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). In other words, victims must convince jurors that the negligent driver violated the duty of care. Common violations include driver impairment, like alcohol use or fatigue, and operational errors, like speeding or running a red light.
What’s more, the evidence must not only be strong enough to support a claim for damages, it must also be strong enough to refute some common insurance company defenses, such as comparative fault.
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Damages in a car wreck claim usually include money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Regardless of how much evidence is initially available, car wreck victims are usually entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Miami, contact the Aigen Law Firm. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.