Just because you are in an automobile accident resulting in a personal injury, does not give rise to an inference of negligence so as to warrant a recovery against the owner or operator of the vehicle. A victim still has to prove that the injury was caused by the negligence of the driver. Thus, if the evidence shows that the driver of the vehicle was driving carefully and was following the rules of the road, there is no basis for the recovery of damages for the victim.
In addition to the requirement of negligence in a car accident case, there is also the requirement that such negligence must be established as the proximate cause of the injuries. That is, in order to establish liability for an injury caused by a car accident, a victim must prove that such injury was a natural and direct consequence of the at-fault driver’s negligence.
A good piece of advice if you have been injured in a car accident in Florida, is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights, including how to prove the at-fault driver’s negligence. The sooner you act the better, because there are time limits in Florida to file a lawsuit (statute of limitations).
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