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Florida Car Accident Lawyers for Driver Injuries

Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Dedicated to Getting Fair Compensation for Driver Injuries in South Florida Crash Cases

In most car accident cases, “fault” is eventually assigned to one of the drivers involved for the cause of the car accident.  Sometimes, however, fault cannot cleanly be assigned to only one driver because multiple parties may have contributed to the accident, resulting in situations where the fault will instead be apportioned among several drivers.  In cases involving driver injuries in South Florida, this assignment of fault can become especially relevant in recovering fair compensation for those injuries. If you sustained injuries in a car crash in which you were the driver of one of the vehicles, it is particularly important to get the advice of an experienced car accident lawyer to protect your right to recover compensation for those driver injuries.

Specifically, unlike passenger injury cases, in car crash cases involving driver injuries, the party who is actually at-fault for causing the accident will often attempt to shift blame to you, as the driver of one of the other vehicles.  Insurance carriers may also try to use intimidation tactics to imply that you are responsible for your own injuries as the driver of one vehicle involved in the crash.  

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our experienced car accident lawyers are well-prepared to handle these and any other tactic that the defense lawyers and insurance companies will try to use to shift responsibility away from the at-fault driver.  Over the past five decades, we have built our practice on helping South Florida drivers recover fair compensation for their injuries caused by third party negligence or recklessness, so contact us today to see how we can help you.

Application of the Comparative Negligence Rule for Driver Injuries Sustained in Fort Lauderdale Car Crashes

Under Florida’s “pure” comparative negligence rule, compensation amounts can be reduced for driver injuries based upon the percentage of fault assigned to that driver.  In other words, the driver is deemed financially responsible for the cost of any injuries to the extent that the driver was found to have caused the accident. For example, if you were involved in a two-vehicle crash where you were found to be 30 percent responsible and the other driver was deemed 70 percent responsible, your overall compensation award for driver injuries will be reduced by 30 percent. 

Despite this, you are still entitled to make a claim for compensation for any driver injuries sustained in the crash even if you are partially to blame.  This includes compensation for driver injuries such as:

Why Choose Lawlor, White & Murphey to Protect Your Right to Compensation for Driver Injuries After a South Florida Car Accident?

When it comes to driver injuries, as with any other car crash case, getting the help of an experienced car accident lawyer to argue on your behalf is critical.  Our talented team will analyze every available piece of evidence in your case to formulate the strongest possible claim that you were not responsible for the driver injuries sustained in the crash.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our experienced personal injury lawyers will handle every aspect of establishing your claim and recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible for the injuries you sustained as a driver in a car accident.  We will:

  • Gather and evaluate all evidence surrounding the cause of your car accident,
  • Coordinate with medical experts to determine how the driver injuries you sustained will impact your future and finances,
  • Locate all insurance coverage and parties responsible for the accident,
  • Use all of our resources to make a compelling claim for compensation for the injuries you sustained as a driver in the crash,
  • Complete and file all necessary insurance paperwork,
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies and responsible parties to ensure you are fairly compensated,
  • Advocate for your rights in court if necessary,
  • Keep you apprised of your case progress every step of the way.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation to Discuss Your Driver Injuries with Our Seasoned Car Accident Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one sustained driver injuries in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in South Florida, you need an experienced lawyer in your corner to advocate on your behalf.  Our skilled car accident lawyers are ready and willing to put our five collective decades’ worth of experience to work in your case, so call or contact us today to schedule a free initial case evaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Driver Injuries in South Florida Car Crash Cases

FAQ:  I sustained driver injuries in a car accident, but aren’t I limited to recovering compensation from my own insurance company under Florida’s no-fault insurance law?  

Not necessarily.  While you will look first to your own insurance for compensation for driver injuries, if those injuries are extensive, you may also be entitled to recover compensation from another driver who was at-fault for the accident despite the no-fault law.  You may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier or we can work to recover compensation via a personal injury lawsuit, assuming that the current and anticipated future costs of your driver injuries exceed the PIP limits on your policy.

FAQ: Why would the at-fault party’s insurance company try to assign blame to me when I know I wasn’t the cause of the accident where I sustained injuries as a driver of one of the vehicles?  

The insurance company is always motivated to reduce their own financial liability for injuries sustained in a car accident. When you sustained those injuries as driver of one of the vehicles, assigning liability to you is one way that they can try to minimize their overall payout.  Our skilled lawyers look to all of the evidence in your case to build a strong argument to minimize the percentage of liability assigned to you to obtain the most full and fair settlement award possible for your driver injuries.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.

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Vivian B.

John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!

Lisa

John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.

Anonymous

I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.

Anonymous

Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.

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$1.7million

Settlement/

Motor Vehicle Accident

$2.0million

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Medical Malpractice

$3.0million

Recovery/

Slip & Fall Injury

$1.2million

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Medical Malpractice

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