Personal Injury, Auto and Car Accidents
South Florida roads are extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, unlicensed and inattentive drivers, speeders, intoxicated drivers, and of course drivers allowing improperly secured cargo to spill out onto the highways are all realities out there that safe drivers face on all roadways.
When recklessness leads to a life threatening injury, a victim needs an experienced and dedicated Fort Lauderdale injury law firm to aggressively, effectively, and quickly: 1) analyze the physical evidence left at the accident scene 2) examine the damage done to the vehicles involved 3) interview witnesses. When it comes to proving liability we take an aggressive approach and work diligently to gather the necessary evidence to win the case with an effective and easily understood trial.
A key component to successfully litigating an automobile injury case is identifying all available insurance coverage that would apply to a case. Under Florida law, the owner of a vehicle is responsible for the injury caused by the use of that vehicle. Similarly, an employer is legally responsible for the damages caused by one of its employees while on the roadways.
As part of our investigation of all parties involved, we will identify and locate assets, run an employment, civil, and criminal litigation history, and request a driving record report. We will also obtain cell phone records to determine whether the other driver was on a call or, worse, sending or receiving a text message at the time of the crash.
For cases that involve buses or trucks, federal and state laws place numerous requirements not simply on the driver, but also the owner, operator, shipping company, and transporter. Commercial drivers are required to undergo training and pass a written and a driving examination in order to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. Other laws enforced by the Federal Department of Transportation Department of Motor Carrier Compliance are ones that regulate driver hours, attempt to prevent driver fatigue, increase the visibility of red reflective tape on the rear of cargo trailers, increase the frequency and quality of maintenance, and that ensure a safe depth for truck tire tread. Mr. Ellsley, personal injury lawyer Fort Lauderdale, is an active member of the American Association of Justice’s Interstate Trucking Litigation Group and has extensive experience handling matters involving commercial vehicles.
The Ellsley Law Firm investigates the incident thoroughly and gathers all necessary evidence to prove the fault of the responsible persons or companies.
Anyone who has been involved in an accident knows just how difficult it can be to move past the pain. Even accidents that are not very serious in nature can leave a lasting negative impact on a victim and their loved ones for years to come. When it comes to personal injury accidents, it can take even longer for a victim to recover, and unfortunately, sometimes victims are never the same.
A personal injury accident involves physical or emotional injury or trauma to a victim. Many times, these types of incidents can alter a victim’s life to the point that they are significantly traumatized or physically affected and can no longer perform regular tasks or enjoy their usual activities. A personal injury incident can be anything from an auto accident, wrongful death case, domestic abuse incident or even animal bite wound. Although the types of cases range in type and magnitude, the underlying issue still remains – personal injury victims have rights and they cannot be dismissed.
If you or a loved one have suffered in a personal injury accident, contact the The Ellsley Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida help you obtain justice for your incident. As a victim of a personal injury case, you may be entitled to receive thousands or even millions of dollars in benefits and damages and the elite personal injury lawyers at the The Ellsley Law Firm will see to it that you do.