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Single Car Accsident in Coral Springs Florida

Imagine one day you are driving along, taking in the sights and the sounds, when BAM! You’re in a single car accsident. It can happen in the blink of an eye. Being in a single vehicle accident can be a terrifying and life-changing experience. It is one that we all hope to never have to go through, but as we know it happens. So it is important to know what to do if you are ever involved in an accident. You need to be able to protect yourself from the physical, mental, financial, and legal responsibilities that can all be part of any single vehicle accident.

Understanding Law:

Law is broken up into four different basic levels of fault:
1. Negligence: Negligence can basically be defined as inadvertent conduct or careless behavior that causes damage or harm. Of course, this is rather common in car accidents. Negligence can be the result of someone failing to do something or by actively doing something.

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2. Recklessness or Wanton Conduct: Recklessness will refer to a person knowingly committing an action that would likely cause harm or damage. It can also be applied when someone should have known that a certain action could cause harm.
3. Intentional Misconduct: Typically, cases of intentional misconduct are not very complicated because there will be notable evidence to prove that the individual knowingly did something that would cause damage (i.e. driving drunk).
4. Strict Liability: Strict liability is a little different because it only refers to situations in which someone could be held liable for damage that they cause regardless of their mental state.

Understanding Fault:

Of course in many occasions, a single car accident will be the result of things like hidden obstructions in the road, road hazards, faulty car parts and weather conditions. All of those things can impair a person’s ability to safely navigate the road. Therefore, it is common for liability to be called into question in these types of situations. Fault will depend on a few different factors, including which state the crash occurs in. The fault or cause of the accident will ultimately come down to common law.

What should you do if you are in an Accident?

If you are involved in a single car accident, the very first thing that you should do after calling for help (via 911) is to call your attorney. Many people will hesitate to do this or fail to do it because they get swept up in the heat of the moment. That is why it is a good idea to have your attorney’s phone number saved in your emergency contacts or “favorites” so it will be that much easier for you to remember to call them next. At that point your attorney will be able to walk you through everything that you need to do and say, or not do and say, moving forward. Every situation is different and they are the most knowledgeable on what needs to be done to protect your best interests.

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