Need an Injury Lawyer for an Auto Accident in Florida?
There has been a nationwide decline in car accidents since 2006, which is great news for the U.S., where car accidents have neared the top of the list for most deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) actually reported that, in 2014, the nation lost over 32,000 people in accidents. However, it was hundreds less than what lost their lives in 2013. Out of exactly 32,675 people losing their lives, 2,494 of these fatalities took place in Florida. Florida is known for many things, from scenic landscapes to beautiful beaches, but driving takes the top of the charts when it comes to injuries.
When you have been injured in an auto accident, you may wonder where to turn. Your medical bills are piling up on you and you are suffering due to severe injuries that cause you pain and emotional turmoil in every aspect of your life. We want to help when you have been injured in a Florida auto accident by a negligent party because you have a right to compensation that you deserve in this difficult time.
Common Accidents and What You Can Do
People are injured in car accidents in Florida every single day in the U.S. Some of the most common accidents include the following:
- Rear-end collisions when one vehicle is following another too closely
- T-bone collisions that most often occur at intersections when traffic is crossing
- Merging accidents when another vehicle clips your vehicle as it is trying to merge, causing a sideswipe
- Fender-benders like parking lot collisions and slight bumps, which can ultimately cause minor but serious injuries nonetheless
After you have been injured in a car accident, one of the best things you can do is preserve your case. Many people do not expect that they will be filing a personal injury lawsuit. You might have sustained minor injuries but think nothing more of it, so you exchange contact information and move on with your life. However, many weeks or months down the road, you might have lasting pain or emotional turmoil caused by your accident and wonder if you can still bring a claim. Provided you are within the statute of limitations and can file, you should always have evidence that supports your claim in any type of accident – big or small.
You want to collect physical evidence by means of photographs that show the damage done to your vehicle and injuries, keep paperwork that entails any medical treatment you have received, discussions that you had with anybody who was involved in or witnessed the accident, and more. Receiving medical treatment is especially vital because it shows that you took necessary means to care for yourself as well as retain information that could be helpful when you are trying to compensate in the future.
Determining Fault in Your Accident
A claims adjuster will be assigned to your case to determine who is at fault for the crash. You will also be working very closely with your attorney to come to this conclusion and name the liable party or parties in your accident so that you can recover. “No-doubt” liability may play a role in your case, which is when it is obvious that the other party is at fault for your accident. This is prevalent in most rear-end crashes, where a driver was not paying attention or driving too quickly and struck you from behind. In other cases, liability may not be so clear because it could be an accident involving many other parties. You may even bring a claim against multiple parties when liability is clear but should be broken up.
Damages Available to You
You’ve been injured in a Florida auto accident and you want to receive damages for the physical and emotional trauma that you have suffered. You are entitled to have your medical expenses covered related to the injuries, such as ambulance fees, disfigurement, physical therapy, hospitalization, in-home services, and more. You may be able to compensate for many other damages like lost wages when you have been unable to return to work or make money, suffering when you have sustained emotional trauma due to the nature of the accident, and loss of affection when your injuries have caused turmoil on your relationship with your spouse and loved ones.
No matter how you have been injured, we want to offer our legal guidance to you in your time of need. Every car accident has the ability to be a very serious accident bringing severe injuries to a driver. You have the right to compensation, so get started on your case today.