With the increasing number of cars on the road in Florida, car accidents have steadily been on the rise. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death and serious injury in the US. Auto accident fatalities and injuries often leave the victims and their families distressed as well as being left with the financial burden of significant medical costs. Car accidents can happen suddenly and without warning due to many reasons such as: hazardous weather conditions, poor road construction and/or maintenance, and most commonly, the negligence of other drivers.
If you have suffered an injury due to a car accident in Florida, time is of essence and you should immediately contact an experienced car accident lawyer to safe guard your rights to file a personal injury claim. While on the scene of the car accident, and if you are able, you should also collect any witness’ statements, take the photographs of the accident site and collect any evidence before it is removed.
Car accident attorneys with expertise in these types of cases can best assist you in receiving the proper legal representation and justice. Most auto accident attorneys will usually advance all legal costs and will not charge any fees unless they have reached a monetary settlement for you.
Most accident lawyers will help all accident victims, irrespective of the degree of harm or injury, while some attorneys only focus their efforts on accidents involving people who have been killed or seriously injured. Car accidents cases, and the laws that are applicable to them, can vary depending on the unique factors of each case. Hence, you need to choose a lawyer who has a good track record in representing victims of a wide variety of car accidents. A well-qualified Florida accident lawyer can offer you aggressive representation in a wide variety of cases such as:
• Car wrecks resulting in fatalities
• Drunk driving accidents
• Head-on collisions
• SUV rollovers
• Pedestrian injuries
• Passenger/child / infant injuries
• Accidents involving a car with a truck, train, or motorcycle.
An experienced automobile accident attorney should also be capable of handling accident cases in which the poor construction or maintenance of roads, vehicle defects, or defective automobile products (i.e. defective tires or children’s car seat) were responsible for your injury. The damages that you can claim and recover vary greatly depending on the particulars of each case. If your loved one has lost his/her life due to a car accident in Florida, you can also file a “survival action claim” in addition to a wrongful death claim. In the case of accidents involving a drunk driver, you may also file a more claim under the “dram shop” liabilities law which files the claim against the establishment that served the drunk driver excessive alcohol.
The law firm of Lawlor Winston White & Murphey provides the very best representation to their clients – ensuring they are represented at the highest and most effective levels, focusing on protecting the rights of individuals and families. Practice areas include Catastrophic Personal Injury including Wrongful Death, Auto Accidents, Premises Liability, Insurance Bad Faith Disputes, Professional Malpractice, Commercial Litigation, Maritime/Admiralty, Labor & Employment Disputes and ERISA Claims. The firm is headquartered at 2211 Davie Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. They may be contacted at (954) 525-2345. Additional information about Lawlor Winston White & Murphey may be obtained from the Firm’s website at www.lwmcruiseinjurylawyers.com.