Car Accidents

Florida Car Accident Lawyers

Injured in a Crash? We Can Help!

Chances are pretty good that, at some point in time in your life, you (or a loved one) will be involved in an automobile accident. If you are here reading these words on this very page, you or a loved one has already been involved in a vehicle collision.

If so, we are truly sorry that we have to meet like this, and we hope you’re okay. We know all too well that being involved in a car accident can be a very traumatic experience that can turn your whole world upside-down.

When you begin your journey with us, we’ll handle everything regarding your personal injury claim so that you can simply focus on getting back to normal. Our Florida car accident lawyers are committed to helping you get your life back, we made it our motto.

Our law firm is here to help. We have been helping people who’ve lost loved ones to drunk or distracted drivers for over 20 years. When you become a client of The Dellutri Law Group, PA, you become part of our family; your story becomes our story.

Let our Florida car accident attorneys pursue a maximum compensation amount on your behalf. Call (800) 391-4337 to get us on the case or contact us online.

Do You Have a Story? We've Been There Too

Almost everyone has a scary story about a car accident or a near-miss—including attorneys! Here’s something that happened to our very own Carmen Dellutri just recently:

Vehicle Being Towed After Car Accident in Florida

“I was sitting at my desk working when an associate told me he was taking his car in for service, and he asked me to follow him and bring him back to the office. ‘Sure, no problem, I’ll be right behind you.’

At least, that’s what I thought. I was driving southbound in the left lane of a three-lane road, with no one in front of me. Then, out of nowhere, a car came from a side road on my right and tried to cut across three lanes of traffic to make a U-turn. I drive a big, black pick-up truck—there’s no way she couldn’t see me.

As her car zoomed from out of my blind spot, I slammed on my brakes as quickly as I could, but it was too late. CRASH! As if this wasn’t enough, her insurance company tried to blame me for the accident: BAD IDEA.”

We hear stories like this every day. There you were, minding your own business, safely cruising down U.S. 41, I-75, I-4, or any number of other local roads, just trying to get from point A to point B. And then, all of a sudden, BAM! Out of nowhere, your car spins out of control and it feels like your whole world has been rocked.

We could go on, but we think you get the point. Now, you may see why we aggressively go after drunk and distracted drivers. You know as well as we do that Florida highways are dangerous, and they get worse each and every year.

We like to think (and sometimes even joke) that the snowbirds are the real problem causing all the traffic and accidents. But, let’s be honest for a minute, even out-of-season, we have a ridiculous number of distracted drivers on our roads at any given time. We see them driving, cell phone in hand as if it is glued to their fingers, just waiting for that all-important text.

To learn more about how our Florida car accident attorneys can help you, contact us online or call (800) 391-4337 today.

Common Types of Car Accidents

A car accident, also known as a traffic collision, occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction. Car accidents can result in varying degrees of damage to vehicles, injuries, and even fatalities.

Here are some common types of car accidents:

  • Rear-End Collisions: Occurs when one vehicle strikes the back of another. This oftenhappens in situations where the following driver fails to maintain a safe following distance.
  • Head-On Collisions: Involves two vehicles colliding front to front. Typically occurs on two-way roads and can result in severe injuries or fatalities.
  • Side-Impact Collisions (T-Bone Accidents): This happenswhen the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another. Common at intersections, especially if a driver runs a red light or stop sign.
  • Single Vehicle Accidents: Involves only one vehicle. Examples include hitting a tree, utility pole, or guardrail.
  • Multi-Vehicle Pileups: Involves multiple vehicles in a chain reaction. Often occurs on highways, especially in adverse weather conditions.
  • Side-Swipe Accidents: Occurs when the side of one vehicle contacts the side of another. Can happen when changing lanes or merging.
  • Vehicle Rollovers: Involves a vehicle tipping over onto its side or roof. Common in high-speed collisions or situations where a vehicle loses control.
  • Intersection Accidents: Occurs at intersections and can involve various types of collisions. Failure to yield, running red lights, and misjudging turns contribute to these accidents.
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents: Involves a driver leaving the scene without stopping or providing identification. Leaving the scene of an accident is illegal in many jurisdictions.
  • Parking Lot Accidents: This happens in parking lots and can involve collisions between moving or parked vehicles. Common causes include distracted driving and failure to yield.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can occur due to a variety of factors, and often they result from a combination of these factors. Some common causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted Driving: One of the leading causes, distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or using in-car entertainment systems divert attention from the road.
  • Speeding: Driving at speeds higher than the posted limits or too fast for road conditions can reduce reaction time and increase the severity of accidents.
  • Drunk Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction time, leading to an increased risk of accidents.
  • Reckless Driving: Aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and ignoring traffic signals contribute to accidents.
  • Weather Conditions: Adverse weather conditions like rain, snow, ice, or fog can make roads slippery and reduce visibility, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Fatigue: Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. Tired drivers may have slower reaction times and impaired decision-making.
  • Running Red Lights/Stop Signs: Ignoring traffic signals and signs can result in intersection collisions and side-impact accidents.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, uneven road surfaces, and inadequate signage can contribute to accidents.
  • Vehicle Defects: Mechanical failures, such as brake or tire malfunctions, can lead to accidents.
  • Inexperienced Drivers: Lack of experience or inadequate training may result in poor decision-making and handling of challenging driving situations.
  • Tailgating: Following other vehicles too closely reduces the time available to react to sudden stops or changes in traffic conditions.
  • Poor Visibility: Inadequate lighting, worn-out headlights, or obstructed views can contribute to accidents, especially during nighttime driving.
  • Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Medications: Some medications can cause drowsiness or impairment, affecting driving abilities.

Florida Car Accident Laws

Florida follows a "no-fault" insurance system, which means that regardless of who is at fault in a car accident, each party's own insurance covers their medical expenses and other economic losses. Florida requires drivers to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance to cover these costs.

However, if the injuries are severe or meet certain criteria, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. In Florida, the threshold for pursuing a lawsuit is typically if the injuries result in significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function, permanent injury, significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement, or death.

Florida also has a "comparative negligence" system, meaning that if both parties are found to be partially at fault, their recovery may be reduced by their percentage of fault. Florida law has a pure comparative fault rule, which allows a person to recover damages even if they are 99% at fault, but their recovery would be reduced by their percentage of fault.

When Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?

The insurance company will begin working on your claim immediately after the accident takes place. When the person they are insuring seems to be liable, they will undoubtedly try to shift the blame to the other driver to minimize the payout. It is essential, therefore, that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after the accident.

If you are unsure of whether you should hire an attorney to represent you, here are some scenarios in which you absolutely need to reach out to an attorney at once:

  • You suffered injuries or substantial vehicle damage
  • Another party’s actions contributed to your injuries
  • You suffered injuries that are severe and permanent
  • The accident was fatal

If you would like to speak to one of our Florida car accident lawyers about your situation, reach out to us today at (800) 391-4337 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations.

Trust Your Case to Our Florida Car Accident Law Firm

One of our past clients pointed out to us that we’re “focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together.” We asked her if we could steal that for our firm mission, and she said, “Of course!” The rest is history.

Once you become a client of The Dellutri Law Group, you don’t have to worry about dealing with insurance companies; we’ll handle them. If you are not a client yet, please don’t speak to anyone before talking to us. We walk our clients through the process and protect their legal rights from the day they become a client.

Learn more about your rights by downloading our eBook, Florida Personal Injury Laws and Rights: A Basic Overview.

“December 2013, a young girl ran a red light, totaled my SUV and put us all in the hospital. On Christmas eve we were advised she was not insured. After receiving no help from my auto insurer and being turned over to collection for these bills a friend told us to go to Dellutri law. Mr. Dellutri greeted us and brought in another attorney Amanda. They have not charged us one cent for all their hard work. They had all my bills paid and referred me to an Ortho Doctor for my injuries. For everyone in this office we thank you for your service."
-Delores (Avvo – November 23, 2017)

You probably have so many questions!

These are all such valid concerns, but if we put all that information right here on this one page, you would scroll for days. We encourage you to watch our videos on the topic you want to know more about, read our blogs, and read some frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the answers you are looking for here, we can almost guarantee you will there. And remember, once you become a client, we will handle those matters, answer your questions, and immediately begin working on your behalf.

To experience the benefits of becoming a client of The Dellutri Law Group, PA, give us a call at (800) 391-4337 now! There is no cost or obligation so pick up the phone now or use the contact us form here on our website.

The Dellutri Difference

  • Experience & Passion on Your Side

    Our dedicated team of lawyers, paralegals, assistants, & staff have been fighting on behalf of our clients since 1998.

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  • Communication You Can Count On

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    We sincerely care about each and every one of our clients and refuse to treat them like a case file to be passed from person to person.

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    When our employees are happy to come to work, we know that they are capable of overcoming any challenge on behalf of our clients.

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Meet Your Attorneys

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    Carmen Dellutri


    If you know Carmen Dellutri, you know he is passionate about a lot of things. He gives back often- to his community, his employees, and his loved ones. Carmen has mentioned time and time again that the reason he became an Attorney, and specifically a Personal Injury and Bankruptcy Attorney, is because he loves to help others.
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    Amanda Downing


    Amanda Downing doesn’t mince words and says what she means when it comes to the opposing side. She has the biggest heart and will fight tooth and nail to bring justice for her clients. “I hate having to go to bat for those victims, because they never should have been put in that situation to begin with. It’s just completely unfair.”
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    Monica M. Cabrera

    Attorney, Se Habla Español

    Monica M. Cabrera has been practicing law since 2006. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a legal assistant for just under 10 years. In order to provide personal service to her clients, Monica has represented clients from all walks of life and handles all types of cases including Residential & Commerical Real Estate Sales and Purchases, 1031 Exchanges, Refinances, Probate, Wills & Trusts.
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    David Arens


    Bio coming soon!