Your best bet for staying safe on the roads today is to be constantly aware of your surroundings and other vehicles, pedestrians, and bikes. Sometimes even the greatest vigilance on our part is not enough though, leaving many in the US—and Florida—the unexpected victims of car crashes. And no matter the extent of your injuries, being involved in any type of motor vehicle accident can be traumatic.
Hazards on the road today may include everything from poor weather to drivers who are novices, tired or under the influence, speeding, and generally negligent. Even though more and more attention is being given in the media to what we need to do to stay safe on the roads, the numbers of crashes have been escalating, resulting in a recent high that shows the biggest increase in 50 years.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a study from 2015 showed that ‘the number of passenger car and light-truck occupant fatalities is at its highest since 2009.’ Their 2015 study also showed that over two million people were injured in passenger vehicles alone, showing a 4.5 percent increase.
If you have sustained a serious injury in a car accident, this could be a trauma that affects you for a long time, or permanently. Because of that, it is imperative to recover all compensation that is due to you from your insurer. You may be quite vulnerable after a car crash, especially if you are in pain from your injury. An experienced personal injury attorney can guide you in understanding the laws regarding how quickly you must attain medical treatment and what you should expect from your insurance company.
Unfortunately, if you are trying to handle a claim on your own, you may be dealing with delays, a multitude of questions and ongoing complicated correspondence, and the resulting, deep disappointment of being offered a paltry amount for compensation.
No matter how you sustained injuries, working with the insurance company can be complex. The insurance companies are adept at paying out as little as possible. This is their area of expertise, and if you have a serious injury, you will benefit from the help of an experienced attorney you feel comfortable with, and one who can work with you from the beginning of to the conclusion of your case.
It’s also very likely that the insurance company will take your case more seriously if you are being represented by a personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney will be able to guide you regarding litigation in Florida, advise you about all the proper steps to take for your case, as well as what documentation, investigation, and more are required.
The personal injury attorneys at Heintz & Becker will take your case personally, using their experience to deal with the insurance companies and make sure you are compensated fairly. We handle all types of Florida automobile accidents and our law firm has established an impressive record of verdicts and settlements. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact us today to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle accident attorney at our firm.
Call now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!