Spring Break Brings Influx of Traffic to Daytona Beach and an Increased Car Accident Risk
By Team at Zimmet & Zimmet, In Personal injury
Spring break is underway in Daytona Beach and throughout Central Florida. The area is seeing an influx of visitors ready to enjoy the warm weather, ocean views, and all the fun the area offers.
However, in Volusia County, the influx of visitors from Bike Week 2023 overlapping with Spring Break means the potential for serious and fatal accidents is higher than ever.
With more people on the road, especially individuals unfamiliar with the area, it is more important than ever to remain aware and diligent to avoid being involved in an accident.
While we hope everyone has a safe and fun spring break in Daytona Beach and nearby areas, if you are involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our experienced car accident attorneys are here to help. At Zimmet & Zimmet, our legal team has decades of experience helping accident victims recover the compensation they deserve.
Important Laws Related to Daytona Beach Car Accident Claims
If you are involved in a car accident, there are specific laws to know related to negligence and the statute of limitations.
Comparative fault laws relate to determining each party’s responsibility for an accident. In Florida, you can still be 99% at fault for an accident and receive compensation. If your claim is successful and you are awarded a settlement, the amount awarded is reduced by your percentage of fault.
You must show that another party was liable for the accident to receive a settlement. It could be another person, someone in charge of road conditions, or a parts manufacturer for a vehicle. Examples of conditions that may reflect liability include the following:
- Poorly lit roadways
- Driving while intoxicated
- Improper road maintenance
- Faulty vehicle safety equipment
- Not obeying traffic signs or signals
- Texting and driving
- Defective brakes
If you believe another party was responsible for your Daytona Beach car accident and injuries, contact our legal team at Zimmet & Zimmet. We can investigate the case and help you get the best possible results for your situation.
Statute of Limitations
In Florida, Statute §95.11 states that you have just four years to pursue a car accident injury claim. If someone in your family died in a car accident, you have two years to file a wrongful death claim.
If someone is found liable for your accident, they will likely be required to pay for some of the accident-related costs. Our Daytona Beach car accident lawyer will help you seek compensation for your accident-related medical costs, pain and suffering, and property damage.
In Florida car accident lawsuits, you can receive two types of damages, which include the following:
- Economic damages. Include medical costs, property damage, backpay from missing work, etc.
- Non-economic damages. Including depression, anxiety, disfigurement, suffering, etc.
We can review the facts of your case to determine what damages you are entitled to.
Common Causes of Daytona Beach Car Accidents
In many situations, the cause of a car accident is clear. However, several factors may have led to the accident in other situations.
In Florida, you can file a claim and recover compensation if negligence is involved.
Some factors that may allow you to take legal action against another party include the following:
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Drivers who did not obey the traffic laws or sped
- Drivers who caused accidents purposefully
- Roads that are not properly maintained or that are dangerous
- Malfunctioning vehicles
If you do not know if you have an auto accident claim worth filing, our team can help. We offer a free initial consultation to learn about your situation and determine if you have a viable claim.
Factors That Impact the Value of Your Car Accident Settlement
If we move forward with a car accident claim, the settlement you receive is dependent on multiple factors.
The factors include the following:
- Type of injury sustained. Your injury will affect the amount of your compensation. The more severe an injury is and the longer it will take you to recover, the higher your compensation will be.
- The financial impact of the accident. The total financial impact includes the cost of your medical bills, property damage, and your ability to earn money.
- How your life is affected. If the accident significantly impacted your mental health and personal life, your compensation could be increased.
- If your case goes to trial. Your settlement amount can be affected if your case goes to trial.
You can count on our legal team at Zimmet & Zimmet to provide experienced representation to help you secure the maximum settlement possible for your accident and injuries.
Understanding Your Rights After a Car Accident in Daytona Beach Over Spring Break
If you are involved in a car accident over spring break, you have the right to recover compensation if someone else’s negligence caused it. Contact our legal team so we can investigate the situation, gather evidence, and help you secure the settlement you deserve.
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