As Florida automobile accident attorneys, the lawyers at Stone & Capobianco are committed to providing you with the high quality of legal representation you need when you have been injured or suffered a loss due to an automobile accident. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle website,
there were 227,998 traffic accidents in Florida in 2011, with 2,400 fatalities and over 181,000 injured in car accidents. Sadly, many of these victims either died or suffered painful injuries from accidents caused by the reckless or careless driving of others.
Even at relatively low speeds, a car accident can have terrible, life-changing effects on the occupants of the vehicles involved. Anyone who has been involved in such an accident or has lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver needs the services of a qualified personal injury/wrongful death attorney – and the sooner the better.
That’s because a recent change in Florida law drastically reduced the time allowed for a person injured in an automobile accident to see a doctor in order to obtain the personal injury protection (PIP) benefits available to them under most automobile insurance coverage. As a result, if you are injured in an automobile accident, you now have only about two weeks to exercise your right to claim those benefits.
Common Causes of Accidents
In our experience, the most common causes of automobile accidents that result in a negligence claim include:
• Cell phone use
• Aggressive driving
• Mechanical defects
• Careless/inattentive drivers
• Impaired drivers (DUI, DWI)
• Sleepy/fatigued drivers
• Construction activity/debris
If you have suffered a loss or serious injury that due to the negligence or reckless behavior of someone else, you may be entitled to recover damages. Compensation may be awarded to you to for medical expenses, rehabilitation, physical therapy, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering and other losses incurred as a result of your car accident. Stone & Capobianco will thoroughly investigate your accident and work to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that will ensure you are fully and fairly compensated.
The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco specialize in all types of Personal Injury law including auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, slip & falls and wrongful death. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today for a free case consultation. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.