Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorneys
Board-certified auto accident lawyer ready to take on challenging cases
The fast pace of a car accident typically leaves victims dazed and confused at the accident scene. You may not fully recall what caused the accident, but every driver should know the basics of what to do after an accident. Then schedule a free consultation with an experienced Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. to learn the next steps — and your rights. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Car accident basics that all drivers should know
When it comes to saving lives and protecting your rights, the moments immediately after an accident, are critical. The 2017 Florida Drivers Handbook explains that anyone involved in an accident needs to stop, get help for the injured, report the crash and move any vehicles that are blocking traffic. The handbook also provides vital first aid information that every driver should know to assist car accident injury victims until help arrives at the scene. However, you also need to know how to deal with other drivers and police and how to preserve and capture evidence to support your case.
Most drivers know they should not admit fault to anyone at the scene of an auto accident, but we recommend you review our detailed advice about what to do following a crash.
Your rights if injured after an auto accident
Many types of injuries display only minor initial symptoms that worsen over time. Even if you manage to walk away from an accident with only minor complaints, some conditions become more serious later, including:
- Minor soreness in the neck after a rear-end collision may be an early sign of whiplash, with severe pain developing hours or days after the collision.
- A bump on the head may initially cause a slight headache or dizziness, only to later reveal severe concussion or even brain damage.
- An individual can walk away from a major crash and days or even months later begin experiencing nightmares and flashbacks caused by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
These are called delayed onset injuries, and they illustrate the importance of seeing a doctor even if you sustain minor injuries. It is also important to know that you have the right to pursue compensation from your insurance or from negligent parties. Each personal injury attorney at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. has extensive experience advocating on behalf of victims of delayed onset injuries. We work closely with medical professionals to prove the validity of your claim, and we work within the law to extend the statute of limitations when necessary to protect your rights.
Car accidents causing death
Some types of accidents may be more prone to fatalities, such as accidents at high speed or commercial truck accidents involving smaller passenger vehicles. In addition to the grief associated with an unexpected tragic loss, families must face many practical issues.
According to Florida law, survivors of an individual killed in a fatal accident essentially take on the rights of the victim to pursue compensation for negligent actions. Family members can also pursue other types of damages, such as funeral expenses and compensation for the support a loved one can no longer provide.
Contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer to learn your legal options after a car crash
Every car accident has unique aspects that can pose legal challenges for injury victims. Even when a no-fault insurance claim can provide the compensation you need, you may still face unexpected difficulties. It costs nothing to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced car accident attorney at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A.. We take calls 24/7, offer flexible hours for a free consultation, and can meet with you in our convenient downtown office, at home or in the hospital. We take cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we win or settle your case. Contact us online, or call us at (954) 463-0585 today.