Fort Lauderdale Elderly-Driver Accident Attorney
If you’ve been hurt in a wreck caused by an older person, contact this Fort Lauderdale Elderly-Driver Accident Lawyer. In Florida, older drivers are everywhere. This is because so many retirees live in the State.
Nevertheless, elderly drivers cause accidents every day. This is because many elderly drivers may not have good eyesight, hearing or reflexes/reaction times.
Should you be hurt by an elderly driver anywhere in Florida (including Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Miami and Miami-Dade County), call Mr. Quackenbush today. This Fort Lauderdale Elderly-Driver Accident Law Firm fights hard for the injured. Mr. Quackenbush will discuss your case for free should you call him at 954-448-7288.This Fort Lauderdale Elderly-Driver Accident Lawyer Gets Compensation for Those Hurt by Older People
Older-drivers may be required to wear glasses or hearing aids while they are driving. This may be something that is required on their driver’s licenses. If they drive without their glasses or hearing aids and cause an accident as a result, you may be able to use this fact to argue that the elderly-driver was negligent.
Should you be injured by an older driver, there are several different factors to consider. To begin with, if you are hurt by an elderly driver, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case against the elderly driver him or herself. If the elderly driver has automobile insurance, then you may be able to recover compensation from their insurance policy.
Further, if the elderly driver was driving somebody else’s car (which frequently is true in case of older drivers), the owner of the vehicle may be responsible for any harm/injuries caused. In fact, it is said that the vehicle owner is “vicariously liable” for any injuries caused by the vehicle. This is so because a motor vehicle is said to be a “dangerous instrumentality.” That is, motor vehicles are dangerous. They can and do cause injuries every day. As such, owners of motor vehicles must be careful who they loan their vehicles to. If they loan their vehicles to a negligent driver, then they will be liable for any injuries caused.Contact this Broward County Older Driver Crash/Wreck Law Firm
In the case of an elderly driver who drives somebody else’s car (e.g., the car of a son or daughter, etc.), the person who loans the car must adequately assess whether or not the elderly person is able to safely drive the vehicle. That is, the vehicle owner must assess the elderly person’s vision/sight, hearing, etc. to make sure it is safe to lend the elderly person the car. If the vehicle owner doesn’t do this and the elderly person causes a collision as a result, then the vehicle owner will be responsible.
Elderly people are also prone to emergency medical episodes (e.g., heart-attacks, strokes, seizures, etc.). If one of these episodes occurs while the older person is driving, then he or she may cause an accident. If the elderly driver or the owner of the vehicle being driven by the older driver knew that the older driver was prone to these episodes, then the older driver or owner of the vehicle may be responsible.Obtain Advice from this South Florida Elderly Driver Collision Attorney/Lawyer
Should you be hurt by an elderly driver anywhere in Broward County (including Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors), call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288. He will talk to you for free.