Although the safety of personal automobiles has evolved exponentially over the last few decades, unfortunately, the behavior of the individuals driving those vehicles seems to have gotten exponentially worse. With more distractions than ever on the road and inside automobiles, vehicle operators constantly have their attention diverted from the road, resulting in more collisions and injuries than ever before. According to statistics, there are, on average, 6 million auto accidents occurring each year in the United States with over half of those collisions causing injuries to the individuals involved. As a result, a large number of cases handled by the attorneys at Barrett, Nonni & Homola involve injuries resulting from automobile wrecks.
Fortunately, the law holds individuals and companies responsible for their own actions and the actions of those who they employ when their negligent actions result in injuries to others. The law requires those operating a motor vehicle to use due care, this includes driving at a safe speed, remaining focused on the road and generally operating the vehicle the same as a reasonably safe person would under the same or similar circumstances.
How Barrett Nonni & Homola Can Help Auto Accident Victims
Barrett Nonni & Homola has attorneys that handle auto accident cases in both Florida and Georgia. The auto insurance requirements in Florida and Georgia are very different and, as a result, the way an auto accident case is handled in Florida can be very different than the way the same type of case is handled in Georgia. For instance, Florida is what is considered a “No-Fault” state, whereas Georgia is a “Traditional Tort Liability” state, that means there are very different duties and requirements on the part of both the at-fault party and the victim after an auto collision. Retaining a law firm that has attorneys licensed and experienced in both Florida and Georgia such as Barrett Nonni & Homola can make all the difference.
If You Are Involved in an Auto Accident
When involved in an auto accident it is important to immediately call the police so an investigation can be performed and a crash report generated. The officer responding to the scene will gather important personal and insurance information from the parties involved which will make it much easier to make a claim in the future. The responding officer will also gather statements from the parties involved and any witnesses to the collision and will most often make a determination regarding fault and issue citations if necessary. If possible, take photos of the vehicles involved in the collision, it is much easier to get these photos at the time of the collision rather than having to track down the vehicles afterwards, especially if they are towed from the scene and declared a total loss. Lastly, seek medical treatment as soon as possible after the collision. Regardless of the severity of the collision, it is always a good idea to get checked out by a medical professional after involvement in a collision. Not only is it good for your overall health, but being checked out by a medical professional will ensure your No-Fault Auto Insurance benefits will be applicable to your injury claim.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver and need an auto accident attorney in Tallahassee, contact the attorneys at Barrett Nonni & Homola today by calling 850-601-1111 or fill out of Free Consultation form here.