Florida Car Crash Lawyer
With its sunny weather, sandy beaches, amusement parks and numerous entertainment and recreational hotspots, Florida is a great place to live. However, if you’re driving anywhere in the state, it can also be a very dangerous place. In fact, over 402,000 car crashes occur here annually, often leading to pain, suffering and hardship for thousands of accident victims and their families.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a car accident, you don’t have to face insurance company representatives, medical bills, and financial hardship alone. The trusted Florida accident attorneys at Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA have helped hundreds of car accident victims throughout the state and want to help you hold the negligent parties accountable and obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Florida
Almost any set of circumstances can lead to a car crash; however, according to the Florida Department of Transportation, there are several factors that frequently contribute to car accidents, including:
- Speeding – Since people began driving cars, speed has been a contributing factor in accidents. In recent years, speed has routinely been in the top five causes of accidents, contributing to one out of every three collisions.
- Distracted driving – It used to be that drivers were only distracted by things such as passengers, animals and kids in the vehicle, or trying to eat while driving. Today, cell phones and other electronic devices have catapulted distracted driving into a leading cause of car crashes. In fact, one in ten fatal car collisions throughout the U.S. is now caused by a distracted driver, despite laws prohibiting the use of cellphones while driving in many states.
- Impaired driving – For decades, both private advocacy groups (such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and government agencies have waged an aggressive campaign to warn motorists about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the number of impaired driving accidents has decreased as a result, over 25 percent of all fatal car crashes are still caused by an impaired driver.
- Fatigued driving – Most of us have driven when we were really too tired to be behind the wheel; however, you may not realize how dangerous doing so is. A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimated that 20 percent of all fatal crashes involved a fatigued driver, making driving while drowsy almost as dangerous as impaired driving.
Help from a Florida Car Accident Attorney after an Injury Accident
All automobiles accidents are stressful, but injury accidents are especially devastating because of the necessary medical treatment, pain and suffering involved. Unfortunately, these problems can be compounded by having to deal with medical bills and insurance forms.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, consulting with an experienced Florida automobile accident attorney as soon as possible is definitely in your best interest. The skilled attorneys at Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA know how to handle insurance companies, collect the evidence necessary to win your case, and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering.
Florida Automobile Accident Claims
Unfortunately, injured victims of a car crash often fail to contact an experienced attorney because they do not understand (or were given bad advice about) the Florida No-Fault Law. Contrary to what you may have been told, Florida’s no-fault law does not preclude filing a car accident lawsuit to obtain compensation if you suffered serious injuries that are permanent in nature, resulted in scarring or disfigurement, or caused the loss of important bodily functions
There are many instances when filing a lawsuit is necessary to obtain the compensation you need to pay for ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages. An experienced Florida car accident attorney can review what happened in your injury accident and let you know if you are eligible for this kind of lawsuit. You should not assume that you do not meet the “serious injury” threshold without first consulting with a knowledgeable Florida car accident attorney.
Contact the Experienced Florida Car Accident Attorneys at Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA for Expert Help with Your Car Accident Claim
At Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA, making sure you achieve justice and are compensated fairly for your injuries is our main concern. We assure that all evidence is gathered in a timely manner to prove negligence, and we negotiate directly with insurance companies on your behalf. We will build your case to demonstrate your need for compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages caused by the car accident.
Many injury lawyers will do everything in their power to settle with insurance companies and avoid going to trial, but we never back down. We will leverage our trial experience to fight for the compensation you deserve. Working with the attorneys at Dennis Hernandez & Associates means being supported through the entire legal process.
Call us at 855-LAW-DENNIS or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started on your case.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. 2019 traffic safety culture index.
Florida Department of Transportation. (2019). FY 2019 highway safety plan.