Florida Car Accident Statistics

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Source: Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2010 Traffic Crash Statistics Report

Car accidents in Florida claim the lives of almost 2500 people each year, that is approximately 7 people per day. In 2009 and 2010, nearly 650 car accidents occurred each day.

In addition, the vast majority of car accidents result in injuries. Each year, there are nearly 200,000 injuries in Florida car accidents.

Whether it is a car, truck or motorcycle accident, the injuries can be very serious and often include:

  • broken, fractured bones,
  • spinal injuries, and
  • head/brain trauma.

What Can You Recover After a Car or Truck Accident?

Under Florida car accident law, those who are injured in car or truck accidents have the legal right to seek fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries. Claims for compensation may include:

  • medical bills,
  • lost wages,
  • out of pocket expenses, and
  • pain and suffering.

Time is of the essence, as there are many nuances of car accident law which affect how and when an injured party can recover for their injuries and losses.

For example, medical bills and lost wage claims are generally made with your own insurance company. This is because Florida is a no-fault state. Read more about recovering medical bills and lost wages after a car accident in Florida.

Help Dealing with Car Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

Oftentimes, before the filing of a lawsuit, the insurance company for the at-fault driver may seek information or otherwise offer compensation to settle the injury/accident claim.

In reality Florida car accident law is very complex. It is generally ill-advised for the injured car accident victim in Orlando, Kissimmee to handle a car accident claim without a Orlando, Kissimmee personal injury lawyer. Car insurance companies representing negligent drivers often use a variety of tactics to delay or otherwise deny payments. A lawyer can help facilitate the process and when necessary, file a lawsuit to vindicate the injured party’s rights.

About Orlando, Kissimmee, Florida Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer, Steen J. Brown

Those who are injured in car accidents in Florida need help dealing with insurance companies after the car accident. If you or a loved one would like assistance in handling a car accident claim, please call Attorney Steen J. Brown at 407.344.3400.