Being in a car accident can be a scary ordeal, especially if there are injuries or the car is severely damaged or worse, totaled. The last thing you need is the stress of hiring an accident attorney. The best time to look for an automobile accident attorney is prior to being in one, or at least have an idea of the steps to take in hiring an automobile accident attorney.
The attorneys at Cutler Rader, PL are consummate professionals when it comes to handling automobile accident cases. We are knowledgeable, courteous, ethical, and we care about our clients’ well-being.
Here are some common causes of accidents:
Distracted drivers, including drivers who are talking on the phone or texting, rubbernecking other accidents, playing with the radio or iPod, gazing at scenery, and paying attention to other passengers.
Drowsy drivers, especially those who feel they don’t need a lot of sleep because they are “that good” at driving. Driving for hours at a time without proper rest is just as dangerous as driving intoxicated or under the influence.
Impaired drivers, even if the driver isn’t over the legal blood-alcohol limit.
Speeding, this is self-explanatory. Slow down!
Driving aggressively, including tailgating, failing to yield the right of way, road rage, disregarding traffic signals, and changing lanes erratically.
Weather, including rain, snow, fog, ice, sleet, wind and yes, even bright sunlight reflecting off of different surfaces or shining directly in your eyes.
If You Are an Accident Victim
Victims in an automobile accident may include the car’s driver, passengers, by-standers, and even the spouse or relative of an injured person.
All auto-accident victims may be able to recover money from the other driver, the owner of the car, and even the driver’s employer to pay for the damage to your car, your current and future medical bills, and any permanent injuries you may have suffered. You may even be able to get punitive damages, which are designed to punish the other driver for his or her action.
Please give us a call and we will walk you through everything. DO NOT accept calls from attorneys soliciting your business and DO NOT accept any calls or visit the attorney of the other driver in the accident. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation – (954) 913-2273.