Senior Citizen Car Accidents
Contact this Fort Lauderdale Senior Citizen Car Accident Lawyer if you’ve been in an accident. Statistically, senior citizens cause more accidents than people of other ages. This is due to the fact that senior citizens frequently may not see or hear as well as other drivers. Additionally, as people age, their reflexes may become slower. As such, older people may not react to situations on the roadway as quickly as other people, thus causing crashes.
Senior citizens with poor eye sight frequently are required to wear eyeglasses in order to drive. This requirement is something that may be on the senior citizen’s driver’s license. If the senior citizen is required to wear eyeglasses and doesn’t (therefore causing your accident), then this is something that you could use to argue that the senior citizen was negligent in causing your injuries.
If you are injured due to the negligent driving of a senior citizen anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami Dade County, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County), call today to speak to Mr. Quackenbush. He will give you a free, no obligation consultation.
If you decide to hire Mr. Quackenbush to represent you, he will do so on contingency. This means that he won’t charge you anything up front, and you won’t be charged a dime until you’ve made a recovery in your case.Advice for the Injured Provided by this Fort Lauderdale Senior Citizen Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured by a senior citizen on the roadway, there are several people you may be able to bring a case against. For one, you may be able to bring a case against the other driver him or herself. Any driver that drives negligently (for whatever reason) may be held responsible if he or she causes an accident and resulting injuries.
Additionally, you may potentially pursue a case against the owner of the vehicle that the senior citizen was driving. This is referred to as “vicarious liability.” That is, if the owner of a vehicle lends that vehicle to another person, it is said that the owner is vicariously liable for the driving behavior of the person that borrowed the vehicle. This is because a vehicle is said to be a “dangerous instrumentality” capable of causing harm to other people and property. As such, the owner of a vehicle is expected to use prudence in deciding whom to lend his or her vehicle to. If the owner lends the vehicle to an irresponsible driver, then the owner can be held responsible for any harm caused.Representation with Strength Provided by this Broward County Elderly Person Vehicle Crash/Wreck Law Firm
In the context of a senior citizen crash, if the owner of a vehicle lends his or her vehicle to a senior citizen who should not be driving, then the owner will be responsible for any accidents or injuries caused by the elderly person. This will be especially true if the owner knew that the elderly person had a poor driving record or was involved in previous crashes.
If, on the other hand, you were an elderly person and you were injured in an accident caused by somebody else, then you can pursue a case against the other driver. As an elderly person, your injuries will naturally be harder to treat, and your recovery/recuperation period may take longer. As such, your medical bills may be higher. Mr. Quackenbush will take this into consideration and use it to argue that you should recover more compensation for your injuries.Call 954-448-7288 Today to Speak to this South Florida Elderly Person Collision Attorney/Lawyer
For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288. He will gladly talk to you about all aspects of your case for free.
Mr. Quackenbush works on contingency. This means that he won’t be paid anything until you’ve received compensation in your case.