Immokalee is a small, rural town of 25,000 residents in northern unincorporated Collier County. It’s relatively remote and off the well-carved tourist trail of South Florida. It’s heavily agricultural, with swamps drained to clear the way for farming. It’s one of the foremost centers for tomato cultivation in the U.S., and the Seminole Tribe of Florida has one of its six reservations on the site, where it operates one of its gaming casinos.
Common personal injury claims in Immokalee include:
- Car Accidents;
- Drunk Driving Accidents;
- Slip-and-Fall Injuries;
- Motorcycle Accidents;
- Work-Related Injuries;
The Immokalee personal injury lawyers at the Garvin Law Firm are committed to fighting for your right to fair compensation.Immokalee Car Accidents
In a single year, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol reported nearly 7,400 crashes on the streets and highways of unincorporated Collier County, with about 7 percent of those occurring in the Immokalee area. Of those, about 7 percent involved bicyclists or pedestrians.
When law enforcement analyzed Immokalee area car accidents by day and time, they found most crashes occurred between Friday and Sunday, and most often between noon and 5 p.m.
Florida has numerous laws that outline the duty for drivers to use reasonable care to avoid harming passengers and other motorists. Failure to meet these requirements may result in a finding of negligence if someone else is hurt. Some examples include:
- Duty to drive at a reasonable, prudent speed, taking into consideration the condition of the road, weather conditions and existing traffic.
- Duty to keep a proper look out and remain alert.
- Maintaining an assured clear distance. Drivers who are in the rear in rear-end collisions must overcome a rebuttable presumption of negligence.
It should be noted that while law enforcement might make a determination on fault at the scene of the accident and note that finding in their official report, that’s not necessarily the last word when it comes to the civil case. It’s ultimately up to the judge or jury weighing your civil claim. If your damages are severe enough to warrant coverage outside of personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, as outlined in F.S. 627.737(2), you may have the right to pursue damages from the at-fault driver.
Contact Immokalee personal injury lawyers at the Garvin Law Firm by calling 239.267.5657.