What If The Other Driver Was Acting Outrageously?
Some accidents are connected to an individual behaving recklessly and outrageously. As a result, you may have sustained physical harm and be coping with psychological distress. Bills can be high when a person is managing appointments for physical care and counseling sessions, but there are routes to financial recovery.
Determining when an insurance settlement will be enough, or if you should be taking your case to a Florida court, after an accident in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa isn’t always clearcut. There are legal requirements for deeming another party’s behavior as extreme, a veteran car accident attorney can assess your documentation, determine a strong path to recovery, and fight for a maximum compensation amount.
Proving Extreme Behavior
Often a full and fair recovery is possible through the process of insurance negotiation, but there are situations when an amount cannot be agreed upon and a case ends up in a Florida court. Then, the plaintiff, the one seeking damages, will need to have evidence of a defendant’s extreme conduct in order to achieve their desired outcome.
- Accident reconstruction professionals. These experts analyze all of the details of an accident and report to a court on how the facts prove why the accident took place. Analysis could include direction of movement and traveling speeds, for example.
- Violating the law. When there is camera footage or witness testimony that proves an individual violated one or more traffic laws, it can be evidence of reckless behavior.
- Toxicology reports. Drivers could be tested for drugs or alcohol after a crash, it is very likely when serious accidents occurred. These reports can be submitted in court.
- Cell phone data. Mobile device data can be used to prove a person was texting or otherwise irresponsibly engaging with their phones while driving.
What proof will be needed will depend on the particulars of your case. Legal professionals know how to assess the documentation you have and make decisions about if more evidence should be investigated and gathered.
Talk to a Lawyer If Your Were Hurt Because of Another’s Conduct
Outrageous, extreme, reckless, and negligent conduct can have devastating consequences. If you or a person you care about was hurt when another behaves irresponsibly, speak to a Florida personal injury lawyer. You should not have to shoulder financial strain due to another’s conduct. There could be a path to recovering the funds you need to pay the bills connected to the injuries and emotional distress sustained.
Is brazen conduct to blame, at least in part, for your accident injury? If you need to access recovery to cope with physical harm and emotional distress, talk to the skilled attorneys at Roman & Roman. Once you meet with an attorney, you will have an opportunity to share your story with a veteran lawyer who can inform you of the strength and value of your claim. Our team of personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience, so even if your claim has weaknesses, paths to fortifying your need for monetary damages can be explored. Schedule your no-obligation, free consultation today.
Although the law firm of Roman & Roman has offices in Clearwater, Hudson and Tampa, we handle cases and claims throughout Florida. We also meet personally with our clients if at all possible, rather than impersonally over the phone or on the Internet.