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Orlando, Florida, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S.; over 75 million people travel from all over the world to enjoy the theme parks and warm weather, which is one reason that the city has one of the highest accident rates in the nation. Because many drivers aren’t familiar with the area, because I-4 is one of the most dangerous interstates, because of the traffic that can build up for those trying to rush to work or between attractions, and because many people are in a vacation frame of mind, reckless driving is a common occurrence (both specifically in Orlando and across the state). Data shows that in 2017, an estimated 87 people were killed and 524 were injured in accidents that were caused by drivers who were operating their vehicles in an erratic, reckless, or aggressive manner. The pandemic only increased instances of reckless driving in Orlando and across the country.
Reckless driving is different from just “bad” driving; it’s defined by Florida law (Statute 316.192) as driving a vehicle “in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Examples of reckless driving can include things like excessive speeding or racing, tailgating, road rage, weaving between lanes, driving under the influence, and other unsafe actions. If another driver’s reckless driving led to your injuries, your life may never be the same, and you deserve to be fully compensated for all of the physical, emotional, and financial suffering you endure as a result. Most of the time, the reckless driver’s insurance company should be the one to pay you damages, but insurance companies are well known for being unwilling to give accident victims the fair settlements they deserve without a fight, and reckless driving can be difficult to prove in court. That’s why you need to call our experienced, highly skilled Orlando reckless driving accident injury lawyers who can fight for you!
The Florida Law Group is one of the oldest and most successful personal injury firms in the state. Since opening in 1984, our team has recovered over $1 billion dollars for injured accident victims. We frequently are able to recover million or even multi-million dollar settlements for our clients, and we always go the extra mile to make a positive impact on their lives! We understand that colliding with a reckless driver can be a devastating life experience. Our goal is to hold the reckless driver accountable, get you paid for the full value of your injuries, and get you the closure you need to move forward, and we’re not afraid to go to trial if that’s what it takes. Multiple prestigious legal organizations such as the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the Trial Lawyer Board of Regents, Florida Super Lawyers, the Best Lawyers in America, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and more have named us as one of the top choices for representation. As your client, you will never have to pay for our services until we win your case! Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can protect your legal rights.
Common Types Of Reckless Driving Accident Injuries
Because reckless driving accidents often occur at high speeds, these collisions are likely to be catastrophic. Injuries sustained in this type of crash may be severe or even permanent, if not fatal. Some of the most common injuries that our clients have come to us with after being injured in a reckless driving crash include:
- Broken or crushed bones
- Head, neck, or spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Chest and abdominal injuries
- Burns & lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
The medical expenses associated with your accident may add up to be more expensive than you ever could have imagined. You may be in intense pain for weeks or months, or even in pain for the rest of your life. You may endure psychological trauma and develop an anxiety disorder. You may not be able to return to work for a long period of time, or ever work again. The person who chose to drive recklessly can be prosecuted in criminal court, but they should also be held accountable in civil court for the monetary damages that you incurred as a result of their actions. Our Orlando reckless driving accident injury lawyers can make sure that you get the maximum compensation you deserve and that you need to pay for treatment and make up for the other losses you have suffered.
Types Of Damages Our Orlando Reckless Driving Accident Injury Lawyers May Seek In A Settlement
How much you can win in a lawsuit depends on many different factors pertaining to your case – how seriously you were injured, how long your injuries will impact your quality of life, whether or not you contributed to causing the accident in any way, how much legal and medical evidence exists to prove the defendant’s guilt, what your insurance coverage is like, and more. Insurance companies are looking to protect their bottom line and may have led you to believe that your claim is not valid or that you do not need to enlist the help of an attorney, but they may not be giving you all the facts. Even if you don’t believe you have a case, if you’ve been injured and a reckless driver was involved, you should speak with an Orlando attorney who can investigate the case and give you the most accurate expectations for what your injuries are worth.
The Florida Law Group may be able to recover damages for you in the following categories:
- medical expenses (for things like surgeries, hospitalization, imaging tests, emergency dental work, copays, deductibles, chiropractic care, physical therapy, counseling, and more)
- lost wages (for the amount of time you were unable to work and earn either regular or overtime pay due to your injuries)
- future lost wages (if you will be unable to perform the same job duties you did before the crash or become permanently disabled)
- pain and suffering (for the physical and emotional distress you endured)
- punitive damages (if the court wants to make an example of the negligent driver’s actions, common in reckless driving or drunk driving situations)
- and more!
What To Expect During Your Free Consultation
Our Orlando reckless driving accident injury lawyers offer free consultations so you can meet with our legal team and discuss your case. During your free consultation, our knowledgeable and compassionate professionals will take the time to listen to your story, answer your questions, and address your concerns. We will explain your legal rights and options and tell you about how our firm can help you. Our team will gather all of the information we need to start investigating the accident, and we can also connect you to helpful resources that may serve you and your family well during this time, such as quality medical treatment or financial aid. Initial consultations are always free, but you’ll never have to worry about how much subsequent legal help with us will cost; because we believe that every injured reckless accident victim deserve justice, regardless of their socioeconomic status, and because we know that being injured in an accident can place you in a tight financial position, we proudly offer all of our legal services to clients on a contingency fee basis. That means that you will never have to pay us unless and until we win a settlement on your behalf! We are then paid as a percentage of that settlement. If we lose, you don’t pay.
About Our Orlando Office
Orlando, Florida is the 6th largest metropolitan area in the southern United States. It is home to nearly 300,000 permanent residents and 75 million+ tourists annually who are visiting major attractions like Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld. We’re passionate about making the community a better, safer place for all who live and travel there through offer top-notch legal representation for accident victims! In 2021, we opened an office in the city to better serve those who have been hit by reckless drivers. Call today to schedule your free consultation at our Orlando office!