Car crashes can be among the most devastating events in anyone’s life – according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 35,000 people were killed in vehicle accidents in 2015 alone, the most recent data published by the agency. Nearly 3,000 of those killed were in Florida, marking an 18 percent increase from 2014 to 2015, a worrying change compared to the recent years of declining deaths on the road.
Establishing who was responsible for your accident is a key part of the legal fight following your car crash. During our investigation into the events leading up to your crash, our Tampa car accident attorneys look into causes including:
- Obstructions or obstacles present at the time of the crash
- Whether the other drivers involved were impaired by drugs or alcohol
- If your vehicle was fitted with any dangerous or defective parts
- Whether the road was well maintained
- If the other drivers were distracted at the time of the crash
- If the other drivers were following the rules of the road, including changing lanes and keeping to the speed limit
In a moment, your life can change.
No one can truly be prepared for a car accident, so if this has happened to you, our personal injury law firm is here to help. Our team of Tampa car accident ATTORNEYS have 135+ years of collective experience that we can use to protect your rights after a car accident and pursue maximum financial compensation in a traffic accident lawsuit. Let us help you fight for a fair recovery!
Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to car accidents. This means anyone who is involved in an accident goes to his or her own insurance to collect compensation, rather than any other parties involved. Florida requires every driver carry at least $10,000 in PIP. If you were injured and your damages exceed $10,000, you may be able to file a claim against the at-fault party to recover compensation. Act quickly and consult with us today.
If you were involved in a car accident, you have just 14 days to seek medical attention or risk losing your PIP coverage. In serious accidents, this usually is not a problem, as victims are usually transported directly to the hospital. In some cases, car accident claims for compensation are wrongfully denied. Givens Givens Sparks can help you contest a disputed insurance claim.
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The steps you take after a car accident are crucial.
We recommend that you contact an attorney as soon as possible, but most importantly, we suggest that you seek medical attention. Not only is medical attention necessary for your physical wellbeing, but it can provide an invaluable paper trail to substantiate your car accident injuries. If you have questions regarding your case, we encourage you to contact our firm immediately.
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We also have services available in Spanish for native Spanish speakers. To learn more about how our firm can help you after suffering a wrongful injury, call us today at (813) 324-5140 for a free initial consultation.