Florida’s bustling roads are full of surprises, and not all of them are pleasant. Accidents caused by seizures and sudden medical emergencies place the driver’s health and safety into question. Victims of these accidents may feel empathy toward the person who suffered a seizure. However, these victims may also have questions about monetary compensation for their own injuries and medical bills. If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone experiencing a medical emergency, a skilled attorney can help you review your legal options.
Liability in accidents caused by seizures and other medical conditions can be complex, making it essential to have a skilled legal professional on your side. At Marsalisi Law, our esteemed attorney, Frank P. Marsalisi, is dedicated to helping his clients achieve the justice they deserve for their injuries and other losses. He has extensive experience and a proven track record of successfully defending his client’s rights and interests. When you retain his services, you can trust that you have a tireless legal advocate in your corner.
Who Is at Fault for a Car Accident Caused by a Seizure or Other Medical Condition?
For individuals diagnosed with epilepsy and who have a history of recent seizures, driving can be dangerous. In Florida, a person diagnosed with epilepsy may be granted their driver’s license under their doctor’s recommendation and if they have been seizure-free for at least six months. However, many individuals fail to report their seizures, so they may continue to drive. If this is the case and this negligence led to your accident, the individual who suffered the seizure may be held liable for your accident-related losses.
However, the driver may be protected from liability under Florida’s Sudden Emergency Doctrine if the seizure or other condition was sudden and unforeseeable. Under this rule, an individual cannot be held accountable for an accident if they lost consciousness or were otherwise debilitated through no fault of their own before causing the accident. Fortunately, in these scenarios, you may be able to pursue monetary compensation for your losses through a no-fault claim with your own insurance company. Your attorney can investigate your accident to determine if this rule applies to your case and the best path forward to pursue justice.
How Can an Attorney Help Me After an Accident Caused by a Seizure?
Because accidents involving seizures and other medical emergencies can be legally dense, contacting a skilled attorney without delay is essential. At Marsalisi Law, our attorney understands the ins and outs of Florida law and is ready to apply his expertise to your unique case. Some of the many ways he can help you include the following:
- Conducting an exhaustive investigation into your case;
- Negotiating with all parties on your behalf;
- Organizing your medical bills and other expenses;
- Advocating aggressively for your rights and interests;
- Determining the best path forward to seek the monetary compensation you deserve;
- Filing all paperwork correctly and on time;
- Answering your legal questions.
Frank P. Marsalisi tailors his approach to every case to understand his client’s unique needs and fight for the monetary compensation they deserve for their accident-related losses.
Discuss Your Case With a Seasoned Car Accident Attorney at Marsalisi Law
If a car accident caused by a seizure or other medical emergency has disrupted your life, you do not have to navigate the aftermath alone. At Marsalisi Law, our attorney provides dedicated support throughout every step of the legal process. Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi is proficient in both English and Spanish and is passionate about ensuring your voice is heard and your needs are met. With a firm commitment to delivering results for our clients, he is ready to fight for the resolution you deserve.