It’s a scene that is all too common on the roadways in the United States, flashing red lights, cars pulled over to the side of the road, an ambulance making its way through traffic to the scene of the accident. We have all driven by this scenario and can easily recognize it from a distance. Every time you steer your car into traffic there is a risk of an accident happening. Most of the time we are simply driving by, but when it happens to you, the results can be life-altering.
With over 15 million drivers on the roads in Florida, the chances of experiencing a car accident are higher than one might imagine. In fact, the Florida Department for Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported almost 400,000 car accidents in 2016. This was a five percent increase from the previous year. With these statistics in mind, it’s important to remember to drive safely every time you get behind the wheel.
The Aftermath of a Permanent Injury
There are many factors that contribute to car accidents. Driving while distracted or intoxicated, speeding, lack of attention to traffic, and erratic lane changes are all behaviors that commonly result in a collision. When these factors are combined with the nature of driving at high speeds, an accident can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences. It is common for accident victims who have suffered permanent injuries to experience a drastic change in their lifestyle. Physical changes can be especially difficult to manage, but this can also lead to a variety of additional ailments including depression, a feeling of isolation, and PTSD.
How a Lawyer Can Help
When you have been in a serious car accident, the first and most important step you can take is to seek immediate medical attention. Next, reach out to an experienced lawyer to help guide you through the process of obtaining compensation for your injuries. Permanent injuries oftentimes will result in extended medical treatment, expensive medication, lost wages due to time off work, and emotional distress.
When an unexpected permanent injury happens, preparing for these life changes can be difficult and costly. It is important to have legal representation who understands the significance of these injuries and will work on your behalf to recover monetary compensation for pain and suffering and medical treatment.
Contact a Florida Car Accident Attorney Today
A car accident can change your life in an instant. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident is devastating, especially when you have incurred serious and permanent injuries. Mounting medical bills and lost wages add to the financial stress of an accident. Your primary goal after this sort of experience should be to rest and recover to the best of your ability.
For this reason, you need experienced legal counsel to help you receive just compensation for your damages. The Florida Law Group will work aggressively on your behalf to recover compensation for your injuries. Call us today at (813) 463-8880 or contact us online to set up a consultation to review the details of your case.