Car Accidents

The Florida accident attorneys at The Salameh Law Group, P.A. located in Lee County have years of experience dealing with car and other motor vehicle accidents all over the state of Florida. We have successfully handled complex cases from the insurance claims level through trial and appeal.

Failure to use reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle constitutes negligence. A finding of negligence is often based on:

  • Failure to obey traffic signs or signals

  • Failure to signal when turning

  • Careless driving

  • Failure to follow the speed limit

  • Driving a car under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol

  • Talking on a cell phone while driving

  • Texting while driving

  • Distracted driving

  • Car accidents caused by defective or recalled vehicles

  • Car accidents at dangerous intersections

  • School bus accidents

  • SUV rollovers and accidents

  • SUV crashes injuring pedestrians

  • Hit and run accidents

  • Violation of some other law

 

Drunk Driving Accidents and Liquor Liability in Florida.

 

Florida's dram shop law holds vendors responsible when they serve alcohol to a minor or an alcohol-dependent person who then causes harm to another person. Our Fort Myers accident attorneys are highly experienced in negotiating compensation for victims of drunk driving in Florida. If you are injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to file a claim against the driver and even in some cases, the restaurants or bars that served the alcohol for dram shop violations. These businesses have a responsibility to check IDs and only serve patrons who are 21 and older. They should never serve anyone who is intoxicated. 

 

Uber, Lyft and Rideshare Accidents in Florida

 

In Florida, when passengers are injured in Uber, Lyft or other rideshare vehicles, the cause may be negligence by the driver or another operator on the road. Passengers may be entitled to seek financial compensation for their injuries.

Auto Accidents Caused by Road Defects or Construction Activity

As you may noticed, there is an abundant amount of construction happening all throughout Florida. Car accidents can result from faulty construction of roads, tunnels, embankments, exits, and lighting. If the roadway is defective or improperly constructed, the designers or builders may be liable for the personal injuries they cause. Builders can also be responsible for construction accidents to drivers, including roadway debris, inadequate safety, improper road markings, and loose construction materials.

 

Our Experience and Results Handling Car Accident Cases in Florida

While car crashes comprise a significant portion of personal injury and wrongful death claims, it would be wrong to think that they are always simple to resolve. They often involve extremely complex issues of evidence and insurance law, which is what the accident and injury lawyers at The Salameh Law Group, P.A. specialize in.

If you have been injured in a car, truck, tractor trailer, motorcycle or other motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger, bicyclist or pedestrian, and it was the result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, payment or reimbursement of reasonable medical expenses incurred or which will be incurred in the future, and lost wages.

What to Do When You Have a Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car crash or injured as a pedestrian:

  • Always get as much information as possible about the vehicles involved, as well as names, addresses, telephone numbers, and the insurance information of all drivers involved.

  • Ask for the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses.

  • Make sure police are aware of any traffic violations that the operator may have committed.

  • If you are injured, get medical attention as soon as possible.

  • Promptly notify your insurance company about the accident.

  • Obtain photographs of vehicles, injuries and accident location.

  • Contact a Fort Myers car accident lawyer, such as The Salameh Law Group, P.A., promptly to determine your legal rights.

Choosing a Fort Myers Car Accident Lawyer

 

Your legal rights need to be protected after a car accident. You should consult an experienced car accident attorney to evaluate your case. At The Salameh Law Group P,A., our Fort Myers car accident lawyers provide the highest quality of representation and we are known for our years of experience and results for our clients. 

 

Immediate action may be required to preserve all of your rights. All motor vehicle accidents in Florida are governed by a Statute of Limitations.

The Fort Myers car and motor vehicle accident law firm of The Salameh Law Group, P.A. handles car accident cases occurring in Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Downtown Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Three Oaks, San Carlos Park Alva, Matlacha, Matlatcha Isles-Matlacha Shores, Page Park, Iona, Suncoast Estates, Tice, McGregor, Gateway, Sanibel, Captiva, Saint James City, Buckingham, Whiskey Creek, Pine Island Center, Olga, Pine Manor, Harlem Heights, Villas, Bokeelia, Pineland, Punta Rassa, Bonita Springs, Cypress Lake, Naples, Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Plantation Island, Marco Island, Lely, Naples Manor, Vineyards, Immokalee, Goodland, Orangetree, Golden Gate, Lely Resort, Verona Walk, Port Charlotte, Manasota Key, Cleveland, Punta Gorda, Grove City, Solana, Charlotte Harbor, Harbour Heights, Rotonda West, Charlotte Park, and surrounding areas. The firm handles cases in Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, and all surrounding counties. We handle cases occurring on all major highways, including the I-75, SR-78, SR-80, SR-82, SR-29, US 41, US-17, and more.