Every year, an estimated six million car accidents occur in the United States. Although each driver is required to complete safety training and tests prior to driving, automobile crashes are still prevalent each and every day.
In the State of Florida alone, 235,461 car accidents were reported for the year 2010, about 640 per day. Of those, 2,444 resulted in death and 17,748 were alcohol related.
Drivers 15 to 19 years of age have the highest rate per 10,000 licensed drivers of crash involvement (363.97) and drivers 20 to 24 have the highest rate in fatal crashes (3.05).
No matter the “size” of the accident that you were involved in, you may be entitled to financial compensation for any injuries you sustain as a result of someone else’s negligence. Obtaining an accident attorney who is knowledgeable in the laws surrounding automobile accident claims can often best preserve your rights.
When you are involved in an accident, it’s difficult to know what to do first and how to handle it. How do you navigate your insurance policy? How do I see a doctor? What do I tell the insurance company? How much coverage do I have? That’s what your attorney is for and we want to be there for you from the beginning, assisting you with every step.