If you happen to be a victim of a car accident in the state of Florida, you are permitted by law to sue the party whose negligence prompted the accident. You would have to prove to the judge and jury that incident happened due to the negligence. However, you should know that not all Florida traffic law violations constitute negligence.
All the laws written in this post are based on the data provided by the FLHSMV (Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
1. Driving Above the Speed Limit
This is probably one of the most dangerous traffic violations in the state of Florida. If you drive your car or motorcycle faster than the already established speed limit, you would be held accountable by the law.
2. Failure to Obey Stoplights or Stop Signs
If you run a stop light and you get caught on camera or by a law enforcement officer, you would be held accountable by Florida traffic law.
3. Reckless/Careless Driving
When you are driving in the state of Florida, you have to drive prudently through all the curves and turns of the road.
4. Failure to Yield
For this kind of violation, the driver would have to do one of three things. One, hinder a vehicle from accessing an intersection. Two, refuse to comply with the state of Florida Four-way-stop rule. Lastly, refuse to give way to pedestrians.
5. Careless Lane Change
Weaving your vehicle careless from side to side on the highway is a traffic violation in Florida. Most especially if this careless attitude brings about a road hazard.
Criminial Traffic Violations
Worst cases of this type of traffic violations, for the most part, results in a jail sentence or severe penalties.
Driving Under the Influence
Exiting the Scene of an Accident
If you want to recover all you lost during an accident on the bases of negligence, you must not be found guilty of any of the traffic violations listed above. For optimal results, contact us today for a free consultation!