If the driver of a motor vehicle causes an accident, the driver is responsible for paying all of the damage caused by that accident.
In Florida, if the owner of a motor vehicle allows another person to drive their vehicle, then the owner of the motor vehicle is also responsible for paying all of the damage caused by their vehicle.
In most cases it is the insurance company for the owner and/or driver that pays the damage caused by the at fault driver.
Auto accidents can also be caused by a combination of fault from different drivers.
Just because one driver got a ticket, does not mean that that person was solely at fault for the accident, as the accident might have been caused by a combination of fault from different drivers.
A person involved in an auto accident caused by another person can have a claim for both property damage and personal injuries.
Property damage relates to the damage to the motor vehicle, and the person who caused the accident, or their insurance company, will be responsible to pay for repairing the motor vehicle, for its loss of use, for rental car reimbursement and also for the entire value of the motor vehicle if it is determined to be a total loss.
Personal Injury relates to injuries suffered by the person, and that person is entitled to obtain compensation for both economic and non economic damages.
Economic damages are damages related to medical bills incurred, or to be incurred in the future, as well as lost income and a loss of future earnings capacity.
Non economic damages are damages related to pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and other intangible damages related to the injuries suffered and the effect those injuries have on a persons life.
Robert G. Corirossi has been representing people involved in auto accidents, both plaintiffs and defendants, since 1982.
For a free consultation with an Auto Accident Lawyer, you can contact Mr. Corirossi at (305)442-8850 X 221.