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Hollywood Florida Car Accident Lawyers

rear end collisionThere is no denying the fact that car accidents happen on a daily basis. Sometimes, these accidents may result in dents or scratches on the cars of those involved, other times, lives may be lost. Whatever be the case, The Injury Firm has experienced Hollywood Car Accident lawyers at your disposal to help you get the compensation that is yours in the event that you are involved in a car accident in Hollywood Florida. It doesn’t matter if you were in the driver’s seat, passenger’s seat or just a pedestrian, you are entitled to compensation, depending on what caused the accident.

In the year 2018 alone, over 390,000 accidents were reported in the State of Florida. 250,000 of those resulted in injuries and 3,000 resulted in fatalities. As a driver, one is expected to be alert, abide by traffic rules, and try to stay safe, but sometimes, other road users may not be so keen on road safety, they may drive recklessly and in fact, cause accidents. That’s why you need someone, a Hollywood auto injury attorney, to help protect your interests. A personal injury lawyer who will commit their resources and know-how into ensuring that your compensation is paid in full is what The Injury Firm offers. In the event that you or a loved one are hurt in a car accident, feel free to call upon us. We got you covered.

Causes of Car Accidents in Hollywood Florida

For the most part, accidents are caused by drivers. Many avoidable accidents still occur because sometimes, drivers don’t pay attention to the road and other drivers and they drive recklessly. This reckless attitude by drivers is indeed the cause of most road accidents. However, there are other factors that significantly contribute to the occurrence of road accidents. Some of them are listed below.

  • Failure on the part of the drivers to obey traffic rules.
  • Drunk driving or driving under the influence of a drug or other substances.
  • Poor weather or road conditions.
  • Not adhering to the speed limit.
  • Driving while tired.
  • Running red lights.
  • Driving at night; hazards are more difficult to see and avoid at night.
  • Vehicle malfunction.
  • Animal crossing.

In order to have a valid claim and be eligible for compensation, it has to be established that you are indeed not the cause of the accident. This is especially important when trying to file a claim through your insurance company. Hence, hiring a Hollywood car accident lawyer that is experienced in dealing with insurance companies will be a smart move.

Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can result in injuries whose severity ranges from minor to life-changing.  Sometimes these injuries may not be immediately visible but can potentially lead to fatality with time. It is advisable that anyone who is involved in an accident seeks immediate medical attention even when injuries aren’t obvious. Here are some of the common injuries associated with car accidents.

  • Whiplash; when your body suddenly and unexpectedly moves in a particular direction at a high speed. It puts strain on your muscles and other tissues.
  • Bruises.
  • Cuts.
  • Head Trauma. If one were to hit his/her head against an object during an accident, there could be serious repercussions that may affect normal brain function.
  • Broken Ribs.
  • Other broken bones.
  • Internal Bleeding.
  • Herniated Disc.
  • Knee trauma.
  • Burns.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; an accident can also have psychological effects on its victims.

As a result of the injuries caused by car accidents, victims are unable to work and earn an income for a period of time and sometimes they may never be able to work ever again, depending on the severity of their injuries.  That is why getting compensation is important. The compensation package can be used to replace lost income, to settle medical bills and other living expenses.

What to do After a Car Accident

Seeking medical attention should be your first priority in the event of an accident. If after seeking medical attention and having been certified as okay by the doctor, you can proceed to the steps listed below or you could have someone do them for you. The steps outlined below are all about helping you build a stronger case so you get maximum compensation.

  • Take photographs of the vehicles involved and the accident scene.
  • Also, take photographs of your own injuries immediately after the accident.
  • Keep documents showing evidence that you were injured and have indeed been to see the doctor. Documents like prescription orders and receipts. They should be dated.
  • Keep evidence showing that you have indeed missed work or will be unable to work long into the future. A letter from your employer should suffice.
  • You could also keep a journal showing all that you had to go through a result of the accident. The expenses incurred and your emotional state.

Most importantly, a personal injury lawyer will do you some good. A Hollywood auto injury attorney will know how to best present your case so that you get what is rightfully yours.

Another thing to note is that Florida, being a “No-Fault” state, requires that victims of an auto accident first seek compensation from their insurance companies. However, the process can be quite tricky as insurance companies, being the businesses that they are, try to avoid paying out compensation in full to its clients. These insurance companies employ several tactics in trying to get you to accept an amount that is way lower than what you ought to get.  Avoid approaching your insurance provider or signing any documents without the counsel of a personal injury lawyer. An attorney will not only help you get compensation from your insurance provider but also from the individual who caused the accident.

 

 

Need an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Hollywood Florida?

In the event that either you, your friend or a member of your family is injured in a car accident, do well to reach out to us at The Injury Firm. We have years of experience handling car accident cases and successfully getting our clients the compensation that is rightly theirs. Call today for a Free Case Evaluation: 954-951-0000.

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