Robert Boyers

Car Accidents

Automobile AccidentsAutomobile accidents are a common cause of serious personal injury and death each year. Although Florida is known for its beautiful beaches and abundant attractions, its streets and highways are one of the most dangerous in the country. In 2015, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported more than 350,000 crashes and 2,800 fatalities. While not every Florida car accident case requires or results in litigation, these types of cases are one of the most frequently filed types of personal injury lawsuits in courts throughout Florida.

One of the reasons car crashes are so ubiquitous is because they can occur in a variety of different ways and result in many different types of injuries or even death. The experienced car accident attorneys at the Boyers Law Group have successfully litigated and achieved substantial recoveries for the victims of car accidents and their families in numerous cases throughout Florida.

Driver Error

Negligence is the failure to use ordinary care. In Florida, motorists can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused by their negligent actions on the roadway. Examples of driver error or negligence include, but are not limited to, driving at an excessive rate of speed, disregarding a traffic control device, failing to yield the right of way, following too closely, engaging in road rage and driving while intoxicated.

Driver Distractions

The modern digital age has bombarded drivers with potential distractions. Cellphone calls and texts as well as complex car radios and navigation systems can pull a drivers gaze from the road. When a driver is distracted, accidents are more likely to occur. Our attorneys have experience with each cell service provider and, if contacted soon after the crash, are able to preserve the at-fault driver’s cell phone history, which can be used as powerful evidence in your case.

Product Liability or Mechanical Defect

Sometimes the crash is not caused by the drivers, but the car itself. Mechanical malfunctions can manifest in tire blowouts, brake failures, seat belt and air bag defects, etc. On other occasions, the vehicle design can contribute to an accident such as SUV rollovers, engine errors, structural failures, post-collision fires, etc. These product defects can be the sole cause of a crash or act in concert with driver’s negligence.

Recovery and Insurance

Victims of Florida car accidents are able to recover monetary damages for the pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of the capacity to fully enjoy one’s life, scarring, disability, disfigurement, embarrassment, inconvenience, past and future medical expenses, lost wages and diminished earning capacity in the future as well as property damage to your vehicle and possessions. Although there are many elements of damage available to a victim of automobile negligence, the at-fault driver’s ability to pay can be an issue.

In Florida, driver’s are only required to carry “Personal Injury Protection” or “No-Fault” insurance of $10,000. Many clients are surprised to learn that a Florida motorist is not required to have bodily injury or property damage insurance coverage. One way to mitigate against becoming the victim of a driver with no insurance is to obtain uninsured or underinsured motorist (“UM”) insurance. But even if you do not have this type of coverage, the Boyers Law Group attorneys will investigate your claim and exhaust all the available avenues for recovery. For example, under the dangerous instrumentality doctrine individuals who loan their vehicles to another can be held liable for the driver’s negligence. Employers can also be held responsible for an employee’s negligent acts performed during the course and scope of his/her employment. Additionally, car or truck owners can be found legally responsible for injuries that result from negligently entrusting a motor vehicle to an unfit driver.

Statute of Limitations

In Florida, victims of automobile accidents generally have 4 years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit. If the accident resulted in a death, the lawsuit must usually be filed within 2 years. Even with these given time limitations, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after the crash so that the accident scene can be photographed and examined by investigators and experts.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a car accident and would like to speak with an experienced automobile accident lawyer, please contact us at 305-512-7600 or at 800-545-9100 to discuss your case and receive a free consultation.

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Rob very successfully represented our family (our son) in a medical malpractice case involving a birth injury where our son suffered brachial plexus at birth.
Rob truly has a passion and an amazing talent for law. His commitment to his clients is truly unwavering and we are forever grateful for the dedication and care that he put into our son's case. Without a doubt it is because of Rob that our son will have opportunities in life he may not have had and will have the resources he needs to make his disablility less of a hindrance for him.
Robert Boyers was recommended to me to handle my slip and fall case. I will be forever grateful to Robert for allowing me to feel that I was in the ‘best possible hands’ throughout the 2+ year process through and including the settlement of the case. Robert’s expertise, professionalism, and compassion were beyond what I observed in the legal field. And, his associate and staff were a fine reflection of Robert’s guidance. Robert was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Rhonda
I hired Mr. Robert Boyers for a wrongful death case involving my father. I wasn’t sure what to do, or procedures to take until I met Mr. Boyers. I can say honestly from my heart I’m very thankful I met this attorney. Losing a father, and feeling lost is the worst feeling anyone would have. Mr. Boyers and his staff was very sincere and compassionate the entire time and then after during my case. Erica
I had a major accident where I sustained many injuries both short and long term. I was referred to Rob Boyers by a friend and I contacted him and he came to my house as I was completely incapacitated. He interviewed myself and my family as to the facts of the case and we subsequently hired him to handle my case as it relates to the insurance and the various medical obligations i was incurring.
To that end I am grateful to him and his services and consider him a friend to this day.