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FLORIDA MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Although a vehicle crash can happen in an instant, the resulting pain, disability, financial loss, and serious injuries can last a lifetime. At Slotin Law, we understand the devastation a crash can cause for the lives of those affected. We are committed to aggressively maximizing recovery for those injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes. We have the know-how and resources to protect your case every step of the way—from the seconds after the crash until the case is decided by a jury at trial. If you or a loved one has been injured by another’s negligence in Florida car crash, call or text Slotin Law immediately at (904) 710-9901.
We handle all types of car crash negligence cases, including:
- Drunk, drugged, or impaired driving
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Fatigued driving
- Road rage
- Mechanical failures
- Rear-end collisions
- Employer liability
- Negligent entrustment
Slotin Law will make sure that those responsible are held accountable by bringing the law, the evidence, and the consequences to them. Before we can help, it is important that you protect your rights and safety.
What to do After a Motor Vehicle Accident
At Slotin Law, we suggest that you do the following immediately after any kind of motor vehicle crash:
- Check yourself and loved ones for injuries
- Call 911 for emergency medical assistance, if necessary
- Take pictures of:
- All vehicles involved
- All drivers, passengers, cyclists, and/or pedestrians involved
- All witnesses to the crash
- The scene and roadway with all skid marks
- Any property damage caused by the crash
- The front and back of the licenses and insurance cards for the other drivers involved
- Any business advertisements or employer related information displayed on the other vehicles and on the other drivers
- Gather all information from the other drivers involved in the crash and complete a Driver Exchange-of-Information Form
- Cooperate with the investigating authorities and ensure that a Traffic Crash Report is completed
- Get the names and contact information for all witnesses
- Seek medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible and within fourteen (14) days of the crash
- Call Slotin Law as soon as you are in a safe location
Slotin Law understands that the events after a crash can be baffling or confusing. Nevertheless, we recommend that you try to remain calm and focused to ensure your safety, to address your injuries, and to protect your right to seek compensation.
If you or a loved one is involved in a motor vehicle crash or car crash of any kind, the sooner you call Slotin Law at (904) 710-9901, the better. Feel free to contact us anytime to learn more about our services to victims of negligent car crashes and to discuss your car crash case for free.
Florida Truck Accidents
On Florida roads each year, thousands of people die from injuries caused by the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies. Everyone knows how steeply the odds can be stacked against a motorist in a crash with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle. An 18-wheeler with a full loaded trailer can weigh as much as 40 tons, which is more than 20 times heavier than the average car. The incredible mass of these trucks translates into a destructive force that can cause catastrophic injuries to others—even at relatively low speeds. With the risk that these trucks pose to the public, you have the right to expect that these trucks will be maintained and operated responsibly. Call Slotin Law now at (904) 710-9901 for a free initial consultation to discuss how we can help compensate you and your family after a trucking crash.
At Slotin Law, we fight for hardworking Floridians who have been injured in trucking crashes throughout the state. We understand how to investigate these crashes and can hold truckers, along with their employers and insurance companies, accountable for the deaths and injuries they cause others.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Some of the most common injuries in trucking crashes include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
When these injuries arise, we have specialized knowledge of the trucking industry, the federal regulations that apply to commercial motor vehicles, and the parties involved in the shipping cycle, to get you the justice you deserve. We prepare every case, from the very beginning, as if it was going to trial.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Slotin Law has the experience and strength to show a jury some of the following causes of trucking crashes:
- Driver error
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Distracted driving
- Overworked drivers
- Driver inexperience
- Improper loading
Trucking crashes can permanently change the lives of those they injure. At Slotin Law, we are ready to pursue the compensation you deserve when you or a loved one are faced with a lifetime of injuries, pain, expenses, and loss due to a trucking crash. Call Slotin Law at (904) 710-9901 soon after the accident for a free consultation and to learn why we won’t take “no” for an answer in your trucking crash case.
Florida Rideshare Crashes
Rideshare companies—such as Uber, Lyft, and others—can be legally responsible for the consequences of a crash involving a rideshare vehicle and rideshare drivers. Slotin Law can navigate the complex legal issues to maximize recovery and insurance coverage for victims car accidents involving rideshare vehicles. Slotin Law is available anytime at (904) 710-9901 for free consultations if you or another has been injured or died in a rideshare crash.
Importantly, rideshare companies often provide their drivers insurance coverage for passenger injuries during the duration that the driver is on duty. Rideshare companies may even provide coverage when the rideshare driver is not at fault.
Oftentimes, however, the rideshare driver will be partiality, if not completely, at fault for the crash. In those cases, it is particularly important to retain a law firm—like Slotin Law—with the ability to ensure that the rideshare company did a reasonable job hiring a safe rideshare driver. Most rideshare companies are required to conduct a reasonable background investigation to ensure their drivers are safe. If the rideshare company does not do enough to ensure that it hires and retains only safe drivers, there can be serious legal consequences when unqualified drivers cause harm to others.
Who can be represented in an Uber or Lyft crash?
At Slotin Law, we know how to gather the evidence and show precisely how a rideshare accident occurred. When a rideshare vehicle causes an accident, Slotin Law can represent everyone impacted, including:
- Drivers of all vehicles involved
- Passengers in all vehicles involved
- Family bystanders
- Property owners with property losses
Please visit our section about car crashes for helpful information for protecting your health and safety after a rideshare crash. Call us today at (904) 710-9901 for a free consultation about any rideshare accident to see how Slotin Law can fight for justice.
Florida Motorcycle Crashes
Motorcycle and moped crashes are some of the most tragic kinds of motor vehicle collisions. The deadly combination of high-speeds and lack of protections available to the biker can result in serious injuries or death in the blink of an eye. Moreover, insurance companies often pre-judge bikers as careless or reckless without considering their past history for safety and lawfulness. At Slotin Law, we understand that bikers are good people that can be hurt through the negligence of other motorists without any fault from the injured biker. Call us today at (904) 710-9901 for a free consultation to discuss how Slotin Law can aggressively pursue your motorcycle crash case.
Protecting Yourself from a Motorcycle Crash on Florida Roads
We encourage all motorists, including bikers, to know and follow traffic laws to protect themselves and others on the road. In particular, bikers can follow these tips to help protect themselves while driving their motorcycles:
- Wear a US Department of Transportation Certified helmet while on the road
- Wear reflective materials to make yourself more visible in low-light conditions
- Avoid other motorists’ blind spots
- Always drive defensively
- Never overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken
- Never operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines of rows of vehicles
- Never carry a person or thing that will block your view, prevent you from keeping both hands on the motorcycle handlebars, otherwise interfere with your ability to operate the motorcycle or moped
Slotin Law may be able help in your motorcycle accident case even if the other driver, or the police, accuse you of causing the accident. We are here to fight for the truth in all our client’s cases—especially motorcycle crashes. If you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle crash, call Slotin Law at (904) 710-9901 to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer.
Florida Bicycle Crashes
Unfortunately, some don’t know that bicycle-riders are entitled to the same rights—with limited exceptions—as any other driver on Florida roads. All too often, crashes between cars and bicycles could be prevented if drivers understood how to share the road. At Slotin Law, we know how to effectively investigate and prosecute bicycle crashes from the first day through the end of trial. Call us today at (904) 710-9901 to see if we can help you or a loved one with their bicycle crash case.
Keep an Eye Out for Dangers while Cycling
Since bicycles, like motorcycles, leave their riders exposed, Slotin Law recommends that all cyclists always exercise reasonable caution on the roads. Importantly, bicyclists should beware of other drivers and watch for the following:
- Drivers failing to look-out for cyclists
- Drivers not yielding the right-of-way
- Drivers running stop signals
- Drivers backing-up in parking lots
Common Injuries from a Bicycle Crash in Florida
Tragically, many crashes involving all cyclists result in death or catastrophic injuries, including:
- Broken bones or teeth
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many of these injuries can be lifelong and can lead to death after periods of intense pain and suffering from the date of the bicycle accident. When tragedy strikes, Slotin Law has the knowledge to ensure that Florida bicyclists and their families are fully compensated under the law. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle crash, we encourage you to contact Slotin Law at (904) 710-9901 quickly to speak with a bicycle accident lawyer.
Florida Pedestrian Crashes
At Slotin Law, we are dedicated to passionately serving those wronged by others, including pedestrians on Florida’s roads and sidewalks. Pedestrians who survive crashes caused by negligent drivers are lucky to be alive. If you or a loved one is struck by a vehicle while walking on the street, in a parking lot, or elsewhere, Slotin Law can aggressively work for maximum compensation. Don’t wait to call us at (904) 710-9901 for a free consultation to find out how we can help with your pedestrian crash now.
Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths could be Prevented by some Common Improvements
When pedestrians are negligently struck by cars, trucks, or other vehicles—even at low speeds—serious injuries, or even death, can occur instantly. Although most pedestrians are injured on roads with low speed-limits, these cases often involve serious, catastrophic injuries. Many of these pedestrian injuries and deaths could be easily prevented by some common improvements, including:
- Improved signal timing at intersections
- Including sidewalk barriers
- Including an overpass or underpass
- Including signage or other warning devices at crosswalks
- Increased lighting
- Decreasing speed-limits
Unfortunately, no improvements to roadways can fully eliminate the risk posed to pedestrians by the most negligent drivers on Florida’s roads. Drunk and distracted drivers will always threaten the health and safety of pedestrians in Florida. When the worst happens to a pedestrian, Slotin Law is ready and willing to present the case in a jury trial to achieve justice. Call Slotin Law anytime at (904) 710-9901 for a free consultation to discuss how we can get you justice in your pedestrian crash case.