No One Plans For A Car Accident
Whether you are visiting Vero Beach or are a lifelong resident of Indian River County, no one gets into their car expecting to be involved in a collision or crash. An accident involving a vehicle can leave you with severe injuries, and you may be confused about how to proceed.
Our attorneys at Tuttle Larsen, P.A., can help. We have helped hundreds of injured people recover compensation after they have been hurt by another driver’s negligence.
You Need An Experienced Guide
After a crash, your first priority is to have your medical needs attended to, both to protect your health and document your condition after the crash. If possible, you should collect any and all evidence from the scene of the crash, including photos of the vehicles, their damage and positioning on the road.
Photos of the condition of the road, and any obstructions, like large trucks, trees, signs or buildings, are also valuable. If possible, you should obtain a copy of the police report, and all contact and insurance information from the others involved.
Preparation Necessary For Successful Claims
Motor vehicle accident cases can be complex. The earlier you speak with an attorney, the stronger the case we can build. If you have been injured, the injuries could affect you for the rest of your life. There are deadlines for filing that can bar your claim if they are missed.
When you interact with insurance companies, you’re dealing with professionals who work with these claims every day. It’s important to keep in mind that much of their job is to minimize or deny your claim. The attorneys at Tuttle Larsen, P.A. can step in and handle all interactions with the insurance company, strongly make your case, and ensure that your rights are protected.
Our lawyers are experienced in these cases. We know how to build a compelling case from the evidence. We can help you document your injuries and your medical care, as well as see that your claims are filed correctly and on time. If you were injured in car or motor vehicle crash, our lawyers can help. Call our Vero Beach office to make an appointment at 772-571-4441 or use our online contact form.
Car Accident Lawyer Florida
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, there are almost 3 million people who sustain serious enough car accident injuries that they end up at emergency rooms. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department, about 200,000 of those crashes occur right here in the state of Florida. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another driver, contact a car accident lawyer Florida victims recommend from Tuttle Larsen, P.A. to find out what type of financial compensation you may be entitled to.
The Cost of Car Accident Injuries
Even with all the safety systems and seat belts that are available to vehicle occupants, car accident victims still sustain serious to severe injuries. In addition to the physical and emotional impacts vehicle accidents can have on a victim, there are often financial impacts, as well. Car accident victims can find themselves with a pile of medical bills for the treatment they need for their injuries and lost wages from being unable to work while they recover. It is estimated that each year, car accident victims face about $18 billion in medical bills as they lose approximately $33 billion in lost wages.
These staggering figures are why every state has laws that allow car accident victims to pursue damages against those responsible for the accident and their injuries. A Florida car accident lawyer can help victims obtain compensation for all of their medical expenses and loss of income, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent disability, and other losses their injuries have caused.
Common Car Accident Injuries
While there are a variety of injuries that a car accident victim can suffer, the following are some of the most common – and, potentially, some of the most serious:
- Brain injuries: More than half of all brain injuries that occur each year in the U.S. are caused by car accidents. Brain injuries sustained in car accidents can range from concussions to skull fractures. Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim can be left with permanent brain damage, resulting in a dramatic impact on their quality of life.
- Chest injuries: Drivers of vehicles are especially susceptible to chest injuries because of the tiny space between the steering wheel and the driver’s chest. Even with airbags, the impact can be severe, especially if either or both of the vehicles were traveling at high speeds. Victims can suffer bruising, fractured ribs, punctured lungs, and internal bleeding.
- Spinal cord injuries: Even an apparent minor fender bender can cause injury to the spine. The most frequent spinal injury car accident victims sustain is whiplash, but fractures are also a somewhat common spinal injury. If a spinal injury is severe enough, the victim can be left permanently paralyzed.
Let Our Personal Injury Firm Help
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Tuttle Larsen, P.A. to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Florida car accident lawyer to find out what your legal options may be.