Almost every five seconds someone is involved in an automobile accident. In most situations these accidents occur as a result of carelessness or negligence. In fact, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 35. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Association, more than 40,000 people were killed and more than 2.5 million injured in the United States in 2007 alone. Florida ranks 2nd behind California for the highest number of automobile related deaths with over 3,300. Too often these injuries and deaths could have been prevented. Thankfully, there are laws in place to protect victims of automobile negligence.
We have built a national reputation in successfully helping victims of negligence obtain justice. Our team of lawyers, paralegals and investigators are trained to handle any automobile accident, big or small. It is our mission that all our clients be fairly and quickly compensated for their pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses and lost wages. Rest assured we have the financial resources to consult and retain some of the top experts in any field, enabling us to take on the biggest insurance companies with confidence.
So, if you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, please contact us immediately for a free consultation with one of our Florida car accident attorneys.
Serious car accidents may involve head trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations and long-term disability. Most insurance companies, committed to profit for their shareholders, employ a number of tactics to reduce or minimize claim settlements and payments. As a result, many car accident injury victims have little choice but to go to court to recover compensation proportional to the actual cost of their injuries.
Bicycle accidents can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Lawsuits to recover damages for injuries in bicycle accidents with automobiles involve many of the same issues as any auto accident lawsuit. Liability for bike accident injuries often comes down to negligence — whether the car driver’s negligence caused the cyclist’s injuries, and whether any negligence by the cyclist caused or contributed to the accident.
Florida’s climate and natural scenic beauty make it a great place for motorcycle enthusiasts. The crowded roadways and the number of tourists who are out there driving on unfamiliar roads, in unfamiliar vehicles, every day … make it an extremely dangerous place as well.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury as the result of a motorcycle accident — let our family help your family recover.
Boating is great fun, but sometimes accidents happen. If you get injured on a motorboat or a sailboat, you must be able to prove that your injury resulted from someone’s negligence in order to be able to recover damages from that person. The fact that you got hurt does not mean that anyone was negligent. Negligence is the failure to act with reasonable care. This means that you and your lawyer must be able to prove that someone failed to act with reasonable care, and that, as a result of that negligence, you got hurt.
We aggressively represents cyclists who were injured as a result of being struck or hit by an automobile or motorcycle. We represent cyclists at all levels, from the weekend warrior to the long-distance competitor. Every lawyer in the firm exercises on a daily basis, in some shape or form. Exercising enhances our lives not only physically, but mentally and emotionally. As a result, and unlike other personal injury attorneys, we understand the mental and emotional pain from being unable to exercise.
Injuries suffered to cyclists as a result of being struck by an automobile can be severe and life altering. Although lower back, neck or foot pain can be a nuisance for some clients, the same pain can be devastating for cyclists.
A cyclist’s inability to perform the activity he or she loves due to the negligence of another should be a focus of their case and not an afterthought. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled at effectively relaying to insurance adjusters and, if needed, juries, about the physical, mental, and emotional importance of cyclists exercising on a daily basis and, more specifically, why cyclists should be compensated for being unable to exercise on a daily basis.
Everyone has different preferences when it comes to transportation, but there’s one that all road users share — everyone is a pedestrian. Unfortunately, pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in 2011, totaling 4,432 deaths. We are working hard to raise awareness of the dangers to pedestrians, and to provide leadership, expertise, and resources to communities across America to combat these crashes. We urge parents, caregivers, educators, traffic safety officials, and advocates to make the most of our pedestrian safety resources to improve the quality of life in their communities.