Elderly Related Car Accidents
The Jaspon Firm help individuals that have been injured in elderly-related car accidents recover the compensation they need. We provide legal services to clients throughout the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area.
The state of Florida is known to have many elderly drivers. Everyone gets older, it’s natural. With getting older, we start to lose mental and physical abilities. With this in mind, many elderly motorists are more susceptible to being involved in car accidents. A few of the characteristics of aging that can effect an elderly person’s ability to drive are:
- Delayed and slow reactions
- Vision issues
- Hearing issues
- Depth perception issues
- Concentrating difficulties
- Medication side effects
- Health impairments
- Inability to turn head
State and national statistics show that the many of the drivers over the age of 55 are actually the “at fault” party when they are involved in automobile accidents. It is important to remember that regardless of your age, an “at fault” driver many times can be held liable for injuries caused by negligent actions. Reckless driving by an elderly driver or any aged driver causes injuries and deaths on our Florida roadways.
Examples of reckless driving would include:
- Failure to stay in lane
- Mistakenly pressing the wrong pedal (gas or brake)
- Driving too fast or driving too slow
- Backing up without looking
- Refusal to yield right of way
- Failure to stop at intersections
Car accidents occur and do not discriminate in regards to age. With one person’s lack of judgment, lives can be altered for a lifetime. It is important that elderly drivers are sure they are up to the task of driving when they get behind the wheel of an automobile, motorcycle, truck or SUV. If the drive results in an injury or death, the injured person and or family may bring legal action to recover damages for such injuries or even bring forth a wrongful death suit. The law holds no exceptions for age when it comes to compensation for accident victims. Compensation could include medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and funeral expenses to name just a few.
If you, a family member or someone you know has been injured in a car, SUV, truck, or motorcycle collision, it is very important that you engage and hire a skilled accident attorney. At The Jaspon Firm Jeremiah Jaspon helps individuals and their families that have been involved in accidents in Orlando, Florida and the surrounding areas. Our experience and knowledgeable legal team lead by Jeremiah Jaspon are here to help you through these difficult times. Our firm provides free, no obligation consultations and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your automobile injury case. We stand up for what’s right!
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At The Jaspon Firm, we never charge for a consultation for personal injury cases. As a matter of fact, we won’t charge you fees or costs unless we get a positive recovery in your case. We take all of our injury cases on a contingency basis. Therefore, it doesn’t cost you anything to hire us unless we are successful in getting a recovery for you in your case.
Orlando, FL Law Office
The Jaspon Firm
738 W Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804