No one anticipates being involved in a car accident. We get in our cars and head out for the morning commute or to run errands with the anticipation that we’ll get where we’re headed without any problems. However, an accident occurs on Florida’s streets and roads every 92 seconds; some are minor fender benders, but others are serious, devastating events that change the lives of those involved forever. Nearly 3 million people are hurt each year in the nearly 6 million accidents reported around the country. The Law Office of Bradley S. Hartman and our car accident attorneys have helped our Plantation clients recoup thousands of dollars in losses following serious car accidents.
Causes of Car Accidents
Just a split second under the right dangerous conditions can lead to a serious accident on the road. The trail of pain and destruction left by car accidents is typically traceable to the negligent actions of others on the road. Some of the most common contributing factors to car accidents our firm has seen among our client base include:
- Drivers driving drunk or high on drugs
- Drivers texting or talking on cell phones
- Fatigued or sleepy drivers
- Reckless and careless drivers
- Drivers failing to yield the right-of-way
- Tailgating, speeding and road rage
- Defective equipment or parts
- Poor road maintenance
- Dangerous road conditions
Any type of injury, even minor injuries, can have an impact on the quality of life of the car accident victim. Serious injuries can have a lasting effect on the lives of those who are involved in car accidents, sometimes leading to lifelong disabilities that keep them from holding down a job and living their lives to the fullest. Whiplash, broken bones, jaw and pelvic injuries, and crushing injuries are common serious car accidents. Spinal cord damage and traumatic injury to the brain are catastrophic injuries that may lead to months or even years of therapy in order to regain functionality. Severe cuts, lacerations and burns can result in lasting scarring and disfigurement that may be only partially correctable with surgical intervention.
Collecting Compensatory Damages
A car accident claim seeks to put you in the same financial state that you were in before the car accident occurred. This includes medical expenses, income loss, property loss, and the cost of future medical care. Punitive damage, including pain and suffering and emotional distress are non-economic damages that may also be recoverable.
Consulting With a Davie Car Accident Attorney
Florida is a no-fault state; as such, most minor accidents and the losses that result are payable under each driver’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy, when accidents are serious, you need an attorney to represent your interests. Aggressive representation by our Plantation car accident attorney ensures that your claim gets the expert attention it deserves, so you can recoup all of the damages that you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries. Contact the Law Office of Bradley S. Hartman to set up your no-cost consultation with our legal team now.