Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatizing and stressful experience, especially if you are seriously injured as a result of the collision. In particular, car accident victims suffer the burden of large expenses, including hospital bills, medical treatments and medication, childcare, loss of personal time with loved ones, and missed time from work. I have dedicated my career to holding people responsible for causing personal injuries to others.
Pursuing a personal injury claim can reimburse you for these expenses, and statistics show that accident victims typically see a much higher recovery when they hire a lawyer.
Most car accident victims have a limited understanding of their own legal rights after being injured in a collision, and the insurance companies use this to their advantage during the negotiations process. Many of the car accident victims I speak with are shocked at the lowball offers they receive after submitting their claims to the insurance companies.
Studies by the Insurance Research Council have shown, on average, automobile accident injury claimants who hired a lawyer received a settlement that was 3 and a half times more than they would have if they had tried to negotiate on their own.
Furthermore, when necessary, lawsuits can serve the purpose of compensating car accident victims and holding defendants accountable for their negligent actions. When it comes to pursuing a personal injury claim after a car accident, having an attorney who is not afraid to take your case to trial gives you more power and a higher likelihood of an excellent result.
Florida State Car Accident Statistics
According to the World Health Organization, about 3,000 people die in car accidents each day worldwide. There were approximately 10.8 million car accidents in the US in 2010, resulting in millions of car accident injury cases and more than 31,000 car accident deaths. An average of 115 people die each day in car accidents in the United States. That's one every 13 minutes.
According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2013, drivers in Florida were involved in:
- 316,943 motor vehicle accidents;
- 2,224 fatal car crashes;
- 210,887 injuries reported from accidents;
- 2,402 deaths;
- 8,410 pedestrians and 6,969 bicyclists were involved in collisions;
- 868 average crashes each day in Florida;
- 36,179 teen driver crashes.
Typical Motor Vehicle Accident Legal Questions
There are a number of legal questions facing car accident victims who are trying to determine their best course of action after being injured in a collision. Some of these common questions include:
- What is my car accident case worth?
- What should I say to my insurance adjuster?
- What if the responsible party does not have car insurance?
- Do I need to contact a car accident attorney after an accident?
- Do I really need a lawyer or can I handle my automobile accident case on my own?
- When should I hire an attorney for my case?
Free Legal Consultation
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in the State of Florida, I can help you get your life back on track. Since 2001, I have been committed to helping accident victims and their families recover the fair financial compensation that they deserve under Florida State Law. Schedule a free initial consultation with me by calling my office at (561) 721-1600.
You Pay Nothing Up Front
The costs associated with hiring a car accident lawyer are often a major concern for people who have been injured in an accident and may be facing financial challenges or may be unable to work, which can make the process of hiring an attorney seem even more confusing and overwhelming. I represent accident victims on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay me a fee or any costs, until and unless I successfully resolve your case.