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Car Accident Lawyers In Marianna, Florida

The Marianna car accident lawyers at Perry & Young, PA know that if you or a loved one is involved in a motor vehicle accident it’s important to call professionals who put you and your families first. The attorneys are Perry and Young specialize in personal injury cases and have decades of experience in dealing with insurance companies. Motor vehicle accidents can cause mental and physical pain for those involved. Injured victims should contact a legal professional who will work for them before accepting an insurance settlement.

Negligence that results in a motor vehicle accident can take many forms. An inattentive driver or one impaired by drugs or alcohol creates dangerous and deadly conditions. Careless drivers often fail to carry insurance and accident victims find themselves facing a decidedly uphill battle. Our attorneys have practiced personal injury law in Panhandle for over 30 years. 

Contact our Marianna office by scheduling online or calling (850) 215-7777 for free legal advice.

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We invite you to contact our office today and schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Marianna, Florida car accident injury attorney. You can schedule online or call us at (850) 215-7777.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents

A car accident, also known as a traffic collision, is an incident that involves one or more vehicles colliding with each other, pedestrians, animals, or stationary objects such as buildings or road barriers. Car accidents can vary in severity from minor fender-benders to catastrophic collisions resulting in serious injuries or fatalities.

Common causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving: This includes activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting the radio while driving, which can divert the driver's attention away from the road.
  • Speeding: Driving at speeds higher than the posted limit or too fast for road conditions can reduce a driver's ability to react to hazards and increase the severity of collisions.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI): Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication impairs a driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction time, significantly increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Reckless driving: This includes aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights, and disregarding traffic signs or signals.
  • Weather conditions: Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, ice, fog, or strong winds can reduce visibility, decrease traction, and make roads slippery, leading to accidents.
  • Poor road conditions: Potholes, uneven road surfaces, lack of proper signage, and poorly marked construction zones can contribute to accidents.
  • Fatigue: Driving while tired or drowsy can impair a driver's ability to focus, react quickly, and make sound judgments, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Vehicle defects: Mechanical failures such as brake failure, tire blowouts, steering problems, or faulty headlights can lead to accidents.
  • Inexperienced drivers: Lack of driving experience, especially among young or newly licensed drivers, can contribute to accidents due to poor decision-making or inadequate driving skills.
  • Tailgating: Following another vehicle too closely reduces the driver's reaction time and increases the risk of rear-end collisions, especially in heavy traffic or at high speeds.
  • Failure to yield right of way: Drivers failing to yield the right of way at intersections, crosswalks, or when merging onto highways can result in collisions.
  • Animals on the road: Encounters with animals such as deer, cows, or pets wandering onto roadways can cause accidents, particularly in rural areas.

Car Accident Laws in Florida

Florida operates under a no-fault insurance system for car accidents. This means that after a car accident, drivers must first turn to their own insurance coverage, regardless of who was at fault. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance covers medical expenses and, in some cases, lost wages, regardless of fault. However, there are exceptions to this rule for cases involving serious injuries or significant damages.

Here's a closer look at these exceptions:

  • Serious Injuries: Florida law defines "serious injuries" as those resulting in significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function, permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement, or death. In cases where injuries meet these criteria, the injured party can step outside of the no-fault system and pursue a claim against the at-fault driver for additional damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses.
  • Significant Damages: Even if injuries may not meet the threshold for "serious injuries," if the total damages resulting from the accident exceed the limits of the injured party's PIP coverage, they may still be able to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver's insurance company or file a lawsuit for compensation beyond what is covered by PIP. These damages can include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Florida also follows a pure comparative fault system. This means that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages. However, the amount of compensation you receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you were found to be 20% at fault for the accident, your compensation would be reduced by 20%.

At Perry & Young, we understand that being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. However, we believe that seeking legal assistance can make a significant difference in your recovery process. 

Our experienced team is dedicated to advocating for your rights and helping you navigate the complexities of Florida's car accident laws. From gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies or representing you in court, we are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries, damages, and losses. Let us handle the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with confidence.

Client's Love Us

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class"
    I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class this past weekend. Not only did they make it affordable for motorcyclists to take this life saving class, they provided lunch with Mike Zinszer Atty present to share info on insurance tips and legal info specifically for people who ride.
    - Cynthia L.
    "They treated me like family."
    Perry & Young Law Firm represented me with my discrimination case. Mrs. Jeanetta Brown conducted my intake and was a great pleasure to work with! From the beginning of initial contact to the end of my settlement, they treated me like family. The defendants wanted to treat me as a nuance, but my Perry & Young Law Firm didn’t treat me as such and made sure I was fairly compensated. I appreciate their patience, handling my case with care, and respect!
    - Brittany P.
    "They made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case."
    Team Howell: Ted, Kris and Trina. They were excellent to work with, they made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case. They guided me and advised me through every step in my case. They are very friendly and welcoming. I could not ask for a better group to represent me. I am truly thankful for them.
    - Bob D.
    "The staff at this establishment are so warm and welcoming"
    Seriously so thankful to have found this firm. The staff at this establishment are so warm and welcoming and they are sharks they work hard you and put your needs first. Their communication is top tier they are patient and explain things to you so you can understand them. Thank you so much team Phillip you guys rock!
    - Lisa D.
    "Lance Berry genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others."
    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
    - Jennifer W.
    "After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved!"
    After being told I didn't have a case from three other attorneys, I contacted Ryan who took my case. After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved! Jeannetta was great and kept me updated without me having to harass them lol... I won my lawsuit and was pleased with the results. I highly recommend Ryan and his team Jeanetta! They will give you the justice you deserve!
    - Victoria B.
    "I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance."

    This firm is the most professional company. I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance. He has an exceptionally strong eye for detail that has been a benefit to his clients.

    - Myra H.
    "Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative"
    Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative. They make a real difference both in and out of the office with their drive, ambition, and support.
    - Rebecca S.

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