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How to Prove Liability in a Florida Car Accident Claim

If you have suffered injuries in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may feel overwhelmed and in shock. This can make it challenging to remember who or what caused the crash, which is essential in holding the liable party accountable for their careless actions. Our passionate lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol are here to listen to your story and help you seek the justice you deserve by gathering clear evidence and building a strong claim.

We have several years of experience working on all types of car accident claims, so we are prepared to take on any challenge. Our knowledgeable lawyers understand what it takes to prove liability and the most effective strategies to achieve full compensation for your losses. With our unmatched legal services and innovative solutions, you can rely on us to handle the entire claim process effectively and efficiently. Furthermore, we communicate the terms of your claim clearly and easily, so you can make informed decisions about your claim and fully understand your legal options.

What Do You Need to Prove in a Florida Car Accident Claim?

Every car accident case is different and requires personalized solutions to hold the liable party accountable. As the victim of someone’s negligence, you are responsible for fulfilling the burden of proof. This means you have to present evidence that proves the following points:

Duty of Care

When you drive on Florida highways, drivers around you owe you a duty of care. They have a responsibility to keep those around them safe. Therefore, establishing the at-fault party owed you a duty of care is an essential element of proving liability. In this way, if you suffered injuries in a car accident caused by someone else, you can confirm they had a duty towards you because they were driving.

Breach of Duty

After establishing the liable party owed you a duty of care, you must demonstrate that they neglected it. We often prove this by showing that a reasonable person would not have acted in the way the at-fault party did. Whether someone was breaking the law or not, if they failed to drive carefully and safely, they may be held accountable for their actions.

Direct Causation

Another element of proving fault is illustrating that the at-fault party’s negligence directly caused the accident and your injuries. We can help you do this by gathering evidence like the following:

Many factors can go wrong to cause a car accident, so we leave no stone unturned when collecting evidence. Our attentive lawyers consider every detail and fight tirelessly to hold the at-fault party accountable.


Finally, you must present evidence that shows the damages the at-fault party’s negligence caused. Your injuries may have taken physical, emotional, and financial tolls on your life, all of which deserve recognition. We can accurately calculate your claim’s worth by looking through medical bills, other statements, and pay stubs. You can also journal your emotional state and how your injuries have impacted your life to convey non-economic damages, like pain and suffering.

Get in Touch With an Experienced Florida Car Accident Lawyer at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol

Proving fault is a crucial element of a Florida car accident claim, but it is not always easy. Even the most straightforward situations often result in complications. With the help of our trustworthy lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol, you don’t have to do it alone. We have 20 years of experience working on all types of car accidents, giving us an advanced understanding of what you need to prove fault and achieve a successful outcome.

Our caring lawyers strive to get to the heart of your claim, so we create a customized plan based on your unique needs and circumstances we discuss with you during your free consultation. We also operate on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to pay unless we win your case. Give us a call at (954) 440-2000 or fill out our contact form.

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