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Determining Fault

Determining Fault in a Tampa Car Accident

Any Tampa car accident lawyer will tell you: Florida is not the same as other states. Many transplants who move here from other states find this out the hard way after they've had an accident. But learning what makes Florida law different when it comes to car accidents can help you not only make sure you have the right insurance coverage, it can give you a head start when you are actually in one.

Comparative Negligence

One thing that makes Florida different is it is a comparative negligence state. This means that the burden is on the victim to prove the other party's negligence led to the accident. And when fault is decided, it may be meted out proportionally. For example, if Driver A rear ends Driver B, in another state Driver A would be considered 100% at fault. But in Florida, a judge may find Driver A only 80% at fault because Driver B had a taillight out.

This is one of the reasons hiring a good Tampa car accident lawyer is so important. You may think your case is not your fault at all, but proving that can be difficult.

  • loss of mobility
  • loss of career
  • insomnia
  • cognitive damage
  • permanent loss or
  • change to personality
  • physical disability
  • long term care
  • requirements
  • and much more...

How to Be Prepared for Court

There are several pieces of evidence the judge will use to help them determine fault, so the more of these you can produce, the better it will be for your case.

These include:

  • police reports
  • witness statements
  • damage reports from
  • each insurance company
  • photos from the scene or
  • video evidence from
  • traffic cameras


Your Tampa auto accident attorney can assist you with collecting evidence and give you advice for dealing with the opposing insurance company as well.

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Don't let valuable time slip away! Speak with one of our knowledgeable Tampa auto accident lawyers today and get the settlement you deserve. Schedule a personal injury attorney free consultation to find out the value of your case.

Are you or a loved one injured in an accident? Our attorneys can help. We care and we fight hard to hold negligent parties accountable and get your life back. Let us show you what we can do for you.

¿Usted o un ser querido ha sufrido lesiones en un accidente? Nuestros abogados pueden ayudarle. Nos preocupamos y luchamos duro para responsabilizar a las partes negligentes y recuperar su vida. Permítanos mostrarle lo que podemos hacer por usted.

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