Motor Vehicle Accidents
Florida traffic crashes also referred to as Florida Automobile Accidents take place each Florida County. That's right, one thing that each Florida County has in common is the occurrence of traffic crashes. Unfortunately, for thousands upon thousands of Florida residents and visitors, these traffic crashes bring about a host of life problems, stresses, challenges, pain, and suffering. There is a certain ripple effect that emanates from Florida Automobile Accidents. Lives are uprooted and affected. It is not just the injury victim who suffers in the aftermath of the Florida Automobile Accident. It is also the family of the injury victim including but not limited the spouse, significant other, parent, and child.
In the State of Florida in 2015, there were 373,667 total crashes according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Of the total crashes, 159,660 were injury crashes. For 2015, there were 344,332 total crashes with 149,492 being injury crashes. It is interesting to note that the percentage of crashes that involved injuries in the State of Florida was roughly the same for 2014 and 2015. As such, based on these figures, there is a greater than 40 % chance that a person is injured in an automobile accident or crash in the State of Florida. The total traffic crash fatalities for 2014 was 2,497 and for 2015 was 2860. It should be noted that the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Department reports traffic fatalities separately from pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and crashes. You can read more about these interesting but tragic statistics at Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles - Crash and Citation Reports & Statistics.
If you or a family member is injured in an automobile crash, bicycle crash, or pedestrian accident, you or a family member will likely be a statistic of sorts in the State of Florida. Yes, the database by Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles contains statistics about real people who have been injured in many instances through no fault of their own. While you or a family member may be a statistic of sorts to the State of Florida and its crash database, you will not be just a number or statistic to attorney David A. Wolf. Following the automobile accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, it is important for the injury victim to get legal advice as soon as possible. Many insurance companies including Progressive, State Farm, and Allstate spring right into action and being gathering evidence and taking statements. Insurance companies are well staffed, equipped, and experience. Certainly, insurance companies have their teams of risk managers, adjusters, and attorneys in place who go into action at a moment's notice. You should too. You should have solid legal advice and representation from the beginning of your case or claim through to its conclusion.
David A. Wolf has over 27 years of experience serving the community. He is the author of 5 books including the book When the Wheels Stop Spinning - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Parents Need to Know After the Accident and the book Bikes, Trikes and Automobiles - Legal Rights of the Injured Cyclist .
These books and this website are good resources for information; however, there is no substitute for the one-to-one contact and advice from an experienced attorney. There is no one-size fits all approach to the handling and pursuit of a personal injury claim or case. It is important to get the legal advice you need to make sure that your rights are protected and enforced. A variety of issues will arise soon after the crash including but not limited to selection of medical providers, payment for medical treatment, documentation, and investigation. It is far better to have an attorney by your side than to go it alone against the sophisticated, experienced, and powerful insurance companies. Level the playing field by having your attorney in place to fight for and protect your legal rights.
You can reach David A. Wolf days, nights, and weekends. Contact David A. Wolf today to discuss your legal rights and potential courses of action.
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