IS AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT INEVITABLE?
Lately it feels as though everywhere you go there is road construction. On the interstate there are daily lane shifts, ramp closings, construction crews, confusing road signs, and so many temporary lines painted for lanes that you can’t tell where you’re supposed to be. There is debris that has fallen into the road or been blown there during storms. Local roads always seem to have some sort of work being done on them. Some days it feels like you are driving through an obstacle course. And since this is Central Florida, you frequently experience heavy rain while on the road. Then add in the thousands of tourists on Central Florida roads who are unfamiliar with where they are going. And let’s not forget the people are still distracted by their cell phones, despite the new law. All of this makes you wonder if having an automobile accident is simply inevitable.
WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS?
The latest statistics available from Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) show that there were 403,626 crashes in Florida in 2018. Because most accidents have more than one vehicle, those crashes involved 693,561 drivers. Even more people involved because many of those drivers had passengers with them. The number of injuries from accidents in 2018 was 236,157, and 3,135 people were killed.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Pay close attention to road signs. Drive defensively. Put down your cell phone or make sure you have a hands-free device if you must use the phone while driving. Wear your seat-belt! You might still be injured, but the lap belt and shoulder belt used together can literally save your life. Keep children in approved car seats that have been properly installed.
Unfortunately, no matter how well you drive, how hard you work to protect yourself, how careful you are, you can still be in an accident. FLHSMV statistics show that in over 75,000 of the crashes in 2018, at least one of the vehicles had no contributing action to the accident. That means the driver was doing everything right and just had the terrible luck of being hit.
If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered an injury, you might be able to recover money. Each situation is different, but the experienced attorneys at Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor can evaluate your case and determine if you have a claim for damages.
WHAT CAN I RECOVER?
Until your case is reviewed and thoroughly evaluated by our staff and experts, we can’t give you a clear answer to that question. You would be entitled to money for:
- Damage to your vehicle
- Medical expenses due to injuries you sustained
- Lost time from work
- Loss of future earnings due to a permanent injury
- Anticipated future medical treatment for a permanent injury
- Pain and suffering
An experienced attorney may possibly find other things that can be recovered.
The attorneys at Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor have recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Go to TheOrlandoLawyers.com and look at some of their previous results. Call Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor today at 888-888-3773 for a free consultation. Don’t wait. There are legal time limits on filing a case. Get the help and compensation you need and deserve.