An auto accident takes place approximately every 10 seconds in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA 2010 data showed that 32,885 people died in motor traffic crashes and an estimated 2.24 million people were injured in a motor vehicle traffic crash. In Florida, 2010 Traffic Crash Statistics show that there were 235,461 traffic crashes with 2,444 fatalities and 195,847 injuries. A motor vehicle accident can happen at any time and can cause serious catastrophic injuries and even death. For many drivers and passengers it is often not a matter of if, but when.
Common causes of car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accidents include:
Car accidents can cause minor injuries, catastrophic injuries and even death. Common auto accident injuries can include scrapes and bruises, broken bones, fractures, brain and head injuries, neck injuries (disk injury), back injuries (spinal cord injuries, paraplegia and quadriplegia), face injuries (hitting steering column, airbag deployment, hitting dashboard, etc.), and also psychological injuries (emotional distress).
Florida insurance laws can be complicated and if your auto accident claim is not pursued correctly, the insurance company may delay, deny (or offer a very small amount to settle) or make you defend your claim. Our experienced Florida trial attorneys will help you understand and navigate the details of your auto insurance policy, Personal Injury Protection (PIP), and the issues that occur with uninsured or underinsured motorists coverage.
We have handled hundreds of car, truck and motorcycle accident cases and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our consultations with potential auto accident clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.