20 Nov

When the holidays aren’t happy

In the News, Personal Injury, Tips

When the holidays aren’t happy

If you’re experiencing injury or loss, we’re here for you.

The month of December is typically festive, filled with Christmas music, good food, family and friends, gifts, lights, travel, holiday movies, and excitement. Most people associate this time of year with laughter and love, but December and January can actually be some of the most dangerous months of the year for many reasons, including the following:

  • There are more vehicles on the roads during the holidays.
  • More people are out shopping for gifts, which can be stressful and cause them to speed or drive distractedly.
  • Drivers who are traveling long distances may become fatigued.
  • The weather can also be a factor; our firm is located in Florida so we do not experience harsh conditions, but even slight drops in temperatures can negatively affect vehicles that aren’t properly maintenced.
  • People drive home from parties where they have consumed too much alcohol
  • In Florida, older drivers (snowbirds) are present in larger numbers.

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that December typically sees the highest rate of motorist fatalities; between 2001-2005, 28% of accident-related fatalities for the year occurred in December (41% on New Year’s Eve, 38% on Christmas). Specifically in Florida, 2015 statistics from Florida’s integrated report exchange system show a 4.9% increase in collisions from November to December. Many of these accidents were alcohol-related. While drunk driving is becoming less prevalent, it still happens much too frequently, and it is still a major safety concern during the holidays.

When tragedy strikes in the form of a car accident that leaves you or your loved ones injured or deceased, it can make the holidays feel especially devastating because they are supposed to be joyful.

Everyone at The Florida Law Group knows that accidents can be emotionally, financially, and physically overwhelming. We understand how hard the holidays can be for those whose lives were changed forever by a car accident. You may experience severe injuries that result in cancelled travel plans or extreme medical bills. Your injuries may be so serious that you can no longer work in your current career, or need lifelong intense medical care. Your car might be totaled. You might have lost a loved one in an accident, and the holidays will never feel the same again. Any accident that leads to an injury is upsetting, even if the injuries are temporary and minor.

Our compassionate, skilled lawyers are prepared to guide you through every step of the legal process during this difficult time. We can help you understand all of your options and choose the one that is in your best interest. We will handle all of the paperwork and negotiating with insurance companies and other lawyers, which can often be a frustrating and time-consuming process for those without a legal background. Our attorneys will inform you about the work we are doing on your behalf. We will be your advocate!

At The Florida Law Group, we treat all of our clients like family, understanding that your priority should be recovery and our priority is recovering damages. We have a network of the top doctors, chiropractors, therapists, and other treatment professionals who care about your health and wellbeing.

Our firm is nationally recognized among the top 1% of law firms in the nation. Our lead trial lawyer, Chris Limberopoulos, is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a rare distinction. We received the prestigious Florida Super Lawyers Awards, and has been nationally recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, among others.

If a car accident ruined your holiday, don’t wait, and don’t go through such a hard season alone. Let The Florida Law Group manage your case and support you through all of the legal proceedings. We proudly offer all of our services to our clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you are only charged if we recover a settlement. Contact us today for a free case evaluation!