TAMPA CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
If you’ve been injured in a auto accident, please contact a Tampa car accident attorney from The Injury Law Group for immediate assistance at 855-754-2374.
Automobile accidents are the number one cause of personal injuries. There are over 5.5 million motor vehicle accidents reported in the US every year, 30,000 of which lead to death, and another 1.6 million resulting in serious injuries. The damage brought about by automobile accidents can be immense, considering that theNHTSA claims that someone is involved in a car crash every 10 seconds, in the US alone. In Florida, there are over 200,000 car wrecks annually, 55 percent of which cause personal injuries and wrongful death. The implications of car collisions can be brutal and long-lasting, and are likely to cause physical, psychological and economical harm.
As you try to put your life together after an auto accident, you will need the assistance of a Tampa car accident lawyer to recover compensation for all expenses incurred, from the at-fault party.
Legal personal injury claims arising from car crashes are generally governed on the basis of negligence. Many wrecks occur when motorists are not paying attention to the road when driving. In fact, traffic accident reports show that distracted driving is one of the major causes of personal injury in the US. The law requires that any person operating an automobile to exercise reasonable care in all circumstances, failure of which is considered negligence. Any person who carelessly operates a vehicle may be required to pay for damages caused by his/her negligence to a person or property.
Other common causes of motor vehicle accidents include: driving while fatigued or drowsy, excessive speeding, texting and driving, impaired driving, failing to observe traffic signs, reckless and aggressive driving, mechanical failure, dangerous roads, and adverse weather.
That said, Florida is a no-fault state, which means that the first channel of compensation is the injured party’s own insurance, owing to PIP coverage. PIP insurance only offers compensation for certain percentage of lost wages and medical bills, 60% and 805 respectively, which may force the victim to pay out-of-pocket if the injuries are very serious. To avoid incurring such expenses, it is important that the injured party file a personal injury claim to seek additional compensation from the at-fault party.
The state of Florida has a threshold for damages that must be exceeded before an injured driver can seek additional compensation beyond that covered by PIP. So, the victim needs to hire an experienced Tampa car accident lawyer to investigate the implications of the crash, and establish whether the harm done is substantial to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. The injured party, or plaintiff, must them show that the defendant was negligent, and that the negligence caused the accident that resulted in the injuries sustained. Upon winning, you can recover compensation for hospital expenses, lost earnings, and other damages.
CALL A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN TAMPA
If you, or a family member, have been hurt through the negligence of another, The Injury Law Group can help. You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Call a car accident attorney in Tampa today. Our experienced injury lawyers can be reached at 855-754-2374. We offer free consultations. Contact us today.