Florida is home to the largest single stretch of I-95 in the United States. Add in its proximity to Eastern Florida's beaches, easy access to major cities, popularity as a trucking route, and the thousands of tourists and commuters that use it daily and you have the recipe for an accident. Whether you believe it was the road conditions or the actions of the reckless driver that caused the damages and injuries you sustained, an experienced Melbourne I-95 motor vehicle accident attorney could increase your chances of getting a favorable settlement.
The Law Offices of James B. Coulter are a team with over a decade of legal experience and a passion for injury law stemming from a personal experience as a car accident victim. If you have incurred damages due to a car accident on I-95 in Brevard County including Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Cocoa, Rockledge, Palm Bay, or the surrounding areas contact us for your free consultation. We will examine all parties involved in your case and determine the course of action that could lead to a favorable outcome. Call (321) 586-9944 or use our online contact form today.
Any number of things can cause a car accident; however, when it comes to a congested roadway like I-95 there are usually specific occurrences that pop up more often than others. When considering the cause of your accident there two main categories the factors fall under:
Reckless or Negligent Drivers
Poor Road Design and Maintenance
Though it is possible to be in an accident due to factors from just one category, it is usually a combination of both the road conditions and the reckless or negligent actions of the other driver that cause motor vehicle accidents on I-95. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help you determine responsibility percentage and what actions to take with regards to obtaining compensation.
It is important to note that even if you believe you committed actions that contributed to the accident, that doesn't automatically mean you are not entitled to compensation. Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning that you are entitled to the same percentage of damages for which you were not at fault for the accident.
For instance, if the judge or jury determines that the other driver was 70% at fault for the accident and you were only 30% at fault, you could be entitled to compensation for 70% of your damages. In a case where your damages are $100,000 that would mean your maximum benefit is $70,000. The process of proving fault percentage often involves an extensive investigation, which can be performed by an experienced Brevard County I-95 car accident attorney.
Whether you've suffered damages as a result of an accident that was completely the fault of the other driver, had to do with road conditions, or that you also contributed a percentage of fault – you deserve compensation. Call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 to schedule your free case consultation today. We will review the circumstances of the accident and let you know what restitution is available to pursue your case. Call or use our convenient online contact form today.