Miami Police Car Crash Injures Nine
Several people including a police officer are recovering from injuries sustained in a recent crash in Miami between a police cruiser and an Audi carrying eight people. According to reports, the police car crashed into the Audi when the Audi made a turn in an intersection in which the lights were not working due to the weather. Two of the people in the Audi – the driver and a young boy – were critically injured, and several other children and adults who were in the Audi also sustained injuries. The police officers, along with a canine companion, are both expected to be okay. An investigation is being conducted to determine what caused the crash and whether the drivers of both the Audi and the police vehicle stopped at the intersection before turning or proceeding through it.
Finding Fault – Is It Necessary?
Many times, determining fault in an accident case is of the most important parts of the case, depending upon the extent of the injuries suffered by the victims. In Florida, fault does not make a difference in how post-accident claims are filed unless a victim has suffered more extreme injuries such as permanent injury, scarring or disfigurement. In a no-fault state, auto accident victims turn first to their own insurance company, no matter if they or the other driver was at fault. This concept of ‘no-fault’, however, works together with the ‘pure’ comparative fault rule present in Florida, which determines what percentage of your damages you are able to recover after being injured in an accident. Under this model, an amount equal to the percentage your actions played in an accident is deducted from the total amount of your damages. Simply put, if you are determined to be partially at fault for the accident, you will only be able to recover for damages equal to the percentage of fault assigned to the other driver. All of this can be extremely confusing, especially in a more complex accident case with multiple vehicles or extenuating circumstances. This is exactly why you will want to reach out to an experienced legal professional who can help explain to you the different outcomes that may result from your accident case which, in turn, will help you to determine how you wish to proceed to seek recovery.
Reach Out to Us for Help with Your Case
When you have been injured in an accident, you may not know where to turn. The answer is simple. The first call you should make is to Boone & Davis. Our legal professionals are here to help you learn about your rights and responsibilities when you have been involved in an auto accident and have suffered personal injury. Allow us to put our decades of experience dealing with accident cases similar to your own to work. Our Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorneys will help you to understand what you need to do to obtain the best possible recovery. Reach out to us now – call us at 954.556.5260 or visit our website today.