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Everything You Need to Know About Florida’s Careless Driving Laws

Florida’s roads are bustling with a mix of locals and tourists, making the Sunshine State a hotspot for traffic incidents. Although Florida’s careless driving law requires all drivers to exercise care and consider their surroundings while behind the wheel, accidents still occur daily. If you were injured in a car accident, understanding the law is critical to recovering the compensation you deserve. Fortunately, a skilled car accident attorney can investigate your case and build a strong claim on your behalf. 

After suffering injuries from a careless driver, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Scott Sobol. Attorney Sobol has represented over 1,000 clients and has the experience and skills necessary to handle your unique case. He understands a car accident’s impact on your life and will work tirelessly to achieve the resolution you deserve. When you partner with our firm, you can trust us to do everything in our power to address your concerns. 

What Is Florida’s Careless Driving Law?

According to Florida Statute 316.1925, careless driving occurs when an individual fails to operate their vehicle carefully and prudently. In other words, a person must exercise care and awareness behind the wheel, and failing to do so is illegal. Those who fail to follow this critical law may be cited for a moving violation and held liable for damages if someone else is injured due to their negligent actions.

Because Florida’s careless driving law is broad, it is often used as a catch-all for several different types of moving violations. However, several factors may elevate careless driving into a more weighty ticket, adding further evidence to your case. For example, if the careless driver is also speeding and tailgating, they may be charged with aggressive driving instead of careless driving. Additionally, if the driver is displaying a wanton disregard for the safety of others, they may be charged with an even more severe moving violation like reckless driving. Your attorney will investigate your case to determine what behaviors the negligent driver exhibited at the time of your accident and support your claim.

Evidence in Careless Driving Accident Cases

Every successful car accident claim requires a thorough investigation and evidence, especially if the driver was acting carelessly. A skilled attorney can analyze every aspect of your case to uncover the driver’s negligent actions and how they contributed to your accident and subsequent injuries. A few pieces of evidence that can help your attorney build a strong claim include the following:

  • Photos of your vehicle, the accident scene, and your injuries
  • Dashcam and security footage
  • The police report
  • Eyewitness testimonies
  • Physical evidence such as skid marks and debris
  • Testimonies from accident reconstructionists

At the Law Offices of Scott Sobol, our attorneys understand how important your case is to your future. We will leave no stone unturned as we investigate your case and advocate for the justice you deserve. 

Speak to a Talented Car Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol

If you have been injured by a careless driver, it is essential to speak to an experienced attorney without delay. At the Law Offices of Scott Sobol, we are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum compensation available for your injuries and other losses. We understand how challenging the aftermath of a car accident can be and will tailor our services to your unique needs as we advocate for justice on your behalf. 

Contact us today for a free consultation by calling (954) 440-2000 or completing our contact form today.

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