Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Florida Automobile Injury Law

More than 2 million people suffer a variety of injuries in traffic-related accidents each year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Automobile accident injuries can range from minor cuts or bruises to catastrophic injuries that cause a victim to die at the scene. While not every car accident victim is seriously injured, thousands of people require medical attention because of automobile injuries each and every day.

After a serious injury in a crash, you many be left with medical bills, lost earnings if you had to miss work, and other losses. In some cases, you may have to deal with the effects of the accident for months, years, or even for the rest of your life due to permanent disabilities. At J. Allen Law, P.L., we help auto accident victims recover for their losses whenever possible.

Automobile Injuries can be Devastating

Many different injuries can happen when a vehicle crashes and the type and severity of injuries often depends on the speed of the vehicles, the type of crash that occurred (e.g. rear-end or head-on), whether motorists are wearing seat belts, and many other factors. Some of the most common injuries that may lead to an auto accident claims include the following:

       Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
       Fractured, broken, or shattered bone
       Neck and back injuries, including whiplash
       Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
       Facial or jaw trauma
       Internal hemorrhage or organ damage

Many of these injuries require extensive medical care, including emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, medical equipment, home health care, rehabilitative therapy, or even moving to an assisted living facility.

While treating an injury can be extremely costly, victims often have the right to file a legal claim against any parties who were to blame for the accident. Experienced attorney Jonathan Allen can evaluate your case and determine whether you have the right to seek compensation for your losses from a negligent party.

Negligence in Auto Accidents

Negligence occurs when a driver or company is careless and leads to an injury. There are many different ways that parties can be negligent to cause serious auto accidents and injuries. The following are only a few examples:

       Texting, using a smartphone, or other distracted driving
       Driving after drinking or using drugs
       Speeding or violating other traffic laws or traffic signals
       Aggressive driving, including tailgating, dangerous passing, or threatening other drivers
       Failing to properly maintain a vehicle
       Selling defective vehicles or vehicle parts, such as brakes, tires, or airbags
       The existence of dangerous road hazards, including potholes or poorly marked lanes

Helping you Recover after an Accident

If someone else was responsible for causing your auto accident, you should no delay in discussing how you can recover with an experienced attorney who understands Florida personal injury law. The law places strict time limits on filing a personal injury claim and also has requirements to file a valid claim with the courts. Attorney Jonathan Allen is committed to helping people with automobile injury cases in FL and understands all of the laws that may be relevant to your case.

If you have been injured in any type of traffic-related accident in Florida, you have nothing to lose and much to gain by speaking with a skilled automobile injury attorney. J. Allen Law, P.L. is here to help. Call us today at 407-205-2330 for a free no commitment case consultation.

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