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Brake Checking: How to File a Claim

Florida’s picturesque landscapes and scenic highways attract countless tourists and drivers yearly. Unfortunately, increased traffic also increases the potential for accidents, especially ones caused by reckless and erratic behavior like brake checking. A brake-checking accident can be a nerve-wracking experience, leaving victims uncertain about their rights and how to seek compensation for their losses. If you have been injured by a driver unnecessarily slamming on their brakes, a skilled attorney can help you investigate your case, gather documentation, and submit a personal injury claim on your behalf. 

At the Law Offices of Scott Sobol, our car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping you pursue justice for your accident-related injuries and other losses. We understand how devastating the aftermath of a car accident can be and will handle every detail of your claim as you focus your energy on your health. We have extensive experience handling brake checking claims and will fight aggressively for the maximum amount of compensation for the damages you have suffered. 

Steps for Filing a Florida Brake Checking Accident Claim

Brake checking is when a driver unexpectedly hits their brakes to scare or unnerve the driver behind them. This reckless behavior can cause severe accidents and significant injuries, leaving many victims wondering about their next steps and options for legal recourse. Depending on your case circumstances, you may have grounds to file a claim for your injuries and other losses. You can start this process by taking the following steps:

  • Notify the police and file a report
  • Inform your insurance company about the accident
  • Gather insurance documents, photos from the scene, and witness contact information to support your claim
  • Contact an experienced car accident attorney

A skilled car accident attorney can take the burden of filing a claim off your shoulders as you heal from your injuries. After partnering with an attorney, they can investigate your case, file all necessary paperwork on your behalf, and advocate for your interests before and during trial. We will fight tirelessly for your rights and the compensation you deserve. 

Who Can Be Held Liable After a Brake Checking Accident?

Brake checking typically results in rear-end collisions. In Florida, the rear driver is generally found liable in most rear-end accident cases. This can make proving liability challenging, even if the other driver was at fault. 

To hold the front driver responsible for the accident, you must provide evidence proving the front driver’s negligent or reckless behavior. A few pieces of evidence that can help support your claim include the following:

  • Photos of both vehicles, the accident scene, and your injuries
  • Traffic cam or dash cam footage
  • Witness testimonies, including your own
  • Expert witness testimonies
  • Police reports
  • Your medical records and expenses

Because brake-checking claims can be so legally complex, having an experienced attorney in your corner is essential. A skilled attorney from the Law Offices of Scott Sobol can investigate your claim and fight for justice on your behalf. 

Discuss Your Case With a Seasoned Car Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol

At the Law Offices of Scott Sobol, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of brake-checking victims in Florida. We have represented over 1,000 clients and have a proven track record of helping them recover the maximum compensation available for their injuries and other losses. We understand the stress associated with the wake of a car accident and will handle every detail of your claim as you heal and recover. 

To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our skilled attorneys can help you, call us today at (954) 440-2000 or complete our contact form.

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