Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney
Florida Car Accident Statistics
In the United States, more than 6 million car accidents take place each year. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) reported that in 2009, there were a total of 235,000 crashes throughout the state – over 2,000 of them resulting in fatalities and almost half of these accidents being related to alcohol—meaning that Florida contributes a fairly large number of collisions to the national toll. In 2010, there were roughly the same amount of crashes, however, the number for alcohol-related fatalities drastically dipped to almost 800—a 20% change from the year prior. This resulted in a state mileage death rate of 1.25 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. So what were the main causes of these accidents? According to the 2010 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics, these were the main contributing causes:
- Careless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to yield
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Drugged driving
- Disregarding traffic signals
- Improper turn
- Driving the wrong way
Sadly, most of the collisions happening on the roadways of Florida are preventable—which is evident when examining the most common causes of these car accidents. Because of this, the victims that are forced to endure the consequences of another's reckless behavior are entitled to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This means that they may seek damages for any type of harm that they have sustained, including non-economic losses like emotional trauma and loss of enjoyment of life. Other factors to consider include the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, loss of one's earning capacity, etc. All of these losses can be taken into account when seeking a fair settlement from the insurance company.
Compensation for Serious Auto Accidents
When faced with increasing medical bills and a loss of income due to your injuries, it is vital that you recover the maximum amount of financial compensation possible. Following your injury, you deserve access to quality medical care and should not face financial burdens due to the negligent actions of another. It is important you don't delay in contacting an attorney to begin moving forward with your claim. The sooner you enlist the help of Weinstein & Scharf, P.A., the quicker we can investigate your case and take, obtain, and preserve evidence and witness testimony while it is still available. Our firm has extensive experience in helping the victims of several different types of car accidents, including:
If you have been involved in a similar accident, you should not hesitate to take the necessary steps to recover the damages that you are owed. Whether you have sustained a mild soft tissue injury or you have been left with catastrophic damage, you should not be responsible for footing the bill of the costly medical treatment that you have received after being involved in a negligently caused accident. As a result, our firm is prepared to assist you in filing a claim with the other party's insurance company or in filing a personal injury lawsuit. Our goal is to help you to obtain a fair settlement, regardless of what approach you would like to take, so do not hesitate to explore your options with a lawyer from out firm immediately. Whether the other driver was speeding or
texting while driving at the time of your accident, we want to help you secure justice for the injuries you have suffered.
Take the First Step When You Call a Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a car accident, we encourage you to contact us for help. With more than 70 years of combined experience, we know how to take on the insurance companies and fight for your right to just compensation. Our skill at negotiating has helped us achieve our impressive record of success for our clients. Where a fair settlement is not attainable out of court, however, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial and exercise our command of the courtroom in seeking justice. We offer a free review of your situation and can advise you on what to expect and how we believe the case will resolve. As we understand that most accident victims are not in a position to pay a retainer, we do not ask you to, but instead work on a contingency fee basis and only charge a fee if we successfully recover an award for you.
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