With its wide, busy streets and monolithic highways, the state of Florida seems like it was designed with motorists in mind. And since much of the infrastructure was designed and put in place in the boom automotive years of the twentieth century, that’s probably true. But so many people have taken the state up on that unspoken offer that we suffer from frequent traffic jams and almost omnipresent frustration while out on the road.
Sadly, this has turned Florida into one of the most accident-prone places in the country. In fact, we ranked third-worst in 2010 with 2,445 car crash fatalities, behind only Texas and California. And that doesn’t even touch on the non-fatal car accidents in the state. According to the Florida DMV, there are nearly a quarter of a million crashes every single year here.
Even if half of those crashes don’t involve injuries, that’s still a lot of people getting hurt and needing medical help. Unfortunately, Florida’s “no-fault” laws don’t always make it easy to receive the help you need, and the recent changes to PIP make it even harder. Many people won’t even be able to cover their hospital bills – let alone follow-up treatment and rehabilitation.
That’s where the firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey comes in.
Our experts specialize in personal injury law and handle all kinds of motor vehicle accident cases, so you know that you’re going to be in good hands with us. When you come in to meet with us for your free initial consultation, we’ll go over the facts of your case and let you know what options are available to you.
Sometimes, negotiating a settlement may be in your best interest – but not always. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we’re not afraid to push for a trial if we believe that you’re being low-balled by the opposition, regardless of whether it’s another driver or a big insurance company. Not all firms have this philosophy; they’d rather you take the settlement and be happy with it so that they can keep your case short and move on to their next client. That’s not how we work. If we think there’s more money on the table and it’s in your best interest to do so, we’ll go after it.
Many things can cause someone to get into a car accident in South Florida, but there are a number of common threads in many crashes, and Sunshine State drivers should pay special attention to them while out on the road.
Auto accidents can cause some of the most devastating injuries, from traumatic brain injury to wrongful death. You may be able to file an auto accident claim for an accident involving any type of motor vehicle, including cars, buses, motorcycles, and boats. Our firm has represented hundreds of auto accident victims across Florida, helping them negotiate with insurance companies and judges in and out of court to secure fair compensation.
Other drivers aren’t the only culprits. Floridians know all too well about dealing with roadway hazards and inclement weather, and sometimes parts can malfunction and cause a crash. But by and large, when accidents occur, a human being is to blame.
If you’re in a crash, the worst thing you can do is wait and hope that things will resolve themselves. Under the new PIP rules, you only have two weeks to seek medical help before your insurer no longer has to pay, and the sooner a personal injury firm like Lawlor, White & Murphey can start on the case, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to get you the compensation you deserve. Because we focus on injury suits and insurance claims, our firm has a successful track record in all kinds of motor vehicle accidents – including motorcycle accidents.
We understand that finding and paying for legal help is probably one of the last things on your mind after you’ve suffered a trauma, but it’s important that you do so. That’s why we offer all of our clients a free initial consultation and why most our cases are taken on a contingency basis – we don’t get paid until we get compensation for you.
Wondering whether or not you have a case that’s even worth fighting? Contact us today by filling out our form or calling us at any of our convenient numbers:
Toll Free: 1-855-347-5475
South Florida: 954-525-23455
You and your family shouldn’t be responsible for someone else’s mistake, and Lawlor, White & Murphey can make sure that you don’t have to pay.