Jasper Auto Accident Lawyer
As the victim of a Jasper auto collision, you need an attorney to represent you in settlement negotiations, and potentially in court of those negotiations, and later mediation, fall through. The Jasper auto accident lawyers at Douglas & Douglas can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Evidence Used in a Jasper Auto Collision
In order to prove negligence in a traffic collision, you must be able to show fault. How did the crash happen? What parties were involved? Who was in the wrong? These questions may or may not be simple to answer. the following types of evidence may be used in your auto collision case to establish fault:
- Witness statements;
- Your statement to the police, and the other driver’s statement;
- Statements of passengers;
- Debris and treadmarks from the crash scene;
- Points of damage to each vehicle;
- Dash camera footage;
- Other surveillance camera footage; and
- Other factors that may determine fault, such as the blood alcohol content of each driver.
Due to Florida’s doctrine of pure comparative negligence, any degree of your fault will be used to subtract the value of your claim. As such, if you were found to be 20 percent at fault for causing the crash, that 20 percent will be deducted from your overall damages, meaning your claim is now worth 80 percent of what it would be if you had not been at fault at all. As such, it is important to establish that the other driver caused the crash, and their actions alone caused the crash—you had nothing to do with it.
Common Types of Auto Crashes
- T-Bone Collisions—Side-impact, or T-bone crashes, occur at intersections and at junctions with side streets. Failure to yield right of way happens when a driver runs a red light or stop sign, or pulls out in front of traffic from a side street or parking lot due to being impatient or misjudgement the speed of traffic.
- Rear-End Collisions—Rear end crashes are the most common type of collision, accounting for 1.7 million crashes annually, in which 500,000 people are injured and 1,700 die, according to the Washington Post. As with all crashes, they happen because one or more drivers were not paying attention, or the rear-driver was speeding or following too closely.
- Side-Swipe Collisions—Side swipe crashes are common on the highway and large surface streets, where vehicles make frequent lane changes and drivers are exiting and entering on ramps. These collisions can easily be avoided if the at-fault driver had simply checked their mirrors, obeyed the speed limit, or kept their patience. A side-swipe collision with a semi-truck can be life-threatening.
- Head-On—Head on collisions account for 10.8 percent of all fatal crashes, according to the Insurance Information Institute. They generally happen when a driver is drunk, falls asleep at the wheel, or is looking down at their phone.
- Rollovers—Rollovers are a rare type of crash, but due to their violent nature they make up a large portion of injury collisions and fatal collisions.
Call a Jasper Auto Accident Attorney Today For Help
The experienced Jasper auto accident attorneys at Douglas & Douglas can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages. Call us today at 904-201-8226 to schedule a free consultation.