Florida’s roadways are often busy and congested, leading to unfortunate encounters with sideswipe accidents. These incidents can be alarming and frustrating, leaving victims bewildered about their next steps and who may be at fault. Determining liability after a sideswipe car accident in Florida is not always straightforward. However, a knowledgeable attorney can analyze your case and review evidence to determine the other driver’s liability for your injuries and other losses.
At Marsalisi Law, our team is dedicated to helping you recover the monetary compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses. We understand the stress you may be under and aim to handle every aspect of your claim as you focus on your health. We are well-versed in Florida’s personal injury and car accident liability laws and are ready to apply our extensive experience and skills to your unique case. Our talented attorney, Frank P. Marsalisi, is fluent in English and Spanish and will personalize his services to meet your individual needs.
Determining Liability in a Sideswipe Car Accident
Proving liability in a Florida sideswipe accident can be challenging, especially if the drivers disagree about who is responsible. While every accident has unique circumstances, many sideswipe accidents are caused by similar examples of driver negligence, including the following:
- Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes;
- Distracted driving causing drivers to drift into adjacent lanes;
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Road rage or reckless driving;
- Failing to use your turn signal;
- Ignoring another driver merging into the same lane;
- Hydroplaning on wet roads.
Your attorney will meticulously investigate your case to collect evidence and establish liability for your accident. A few pieces of evidence your attorney may employ include the following:
- Police reports;
- Photos and videos of the accident scene;
- Witness statements;
- Testimonies from accident reconstructionists.
At Marsalisi Law, we understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to sideswipe accidents, and we will personalize our services to address your specific situation.
Damages You May Be Eligible to Collect Through a Sideswipe Accident Claim
Sideswipe accidents can leave victims with significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve monetary compensation for the full extent of your injuries and other losses. At Marsalisi Law, our attorneys may be able to help you pursue a car accident claim for the following damages:
- Current and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages and earning potential;
- Loss of enjoyment in life;
- Significant disfigurement or disability;
- Emotional trauma;
- Pain and suffering.
Shortly after your accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company and offered a low initial settlement. While many accident victims assume insurance companies have their best interests in mind, this is not always true. Before signing a settlement agreement, contact an experienced attorney to protect your rights, interests, and the total amount of monetary compensation available for your losses.
Speak With a Talented Car Accident Attorney at Marsalisi Law
If you were injured in a sideswipe accident, a skilled attorney may be able to help you achieve the justice you deserve. At Marsalisi Law, our esteemed attorney, Frank P. Marsalisi, is dedicated to helping his clients protect their rights and interests. We understand how challenging the aftermath of a car accident can be and will fight tirelessly to recover monetary compensation for the full scope of your injuries and other losses.