Automobile accidents are the nation’s leading cause of injury and non-disease-related death. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report shows that auto injuries and fatalities in the U.S. increased in 2012:
- An estimated 2.36 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes, compared to 2.22 million in 2011. This is an increase of 6.5 percent and a significant one since 1995.
- In 2012, 33,561 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes —the first increase in fatalities since 2005 and a 3.3-percent increase over 2011.
Sadly, in many cases, motor vehicle accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence. What’s worse is that damages associated with auto accidents can physically, emotionally, and financially devastate victims and their families.
A valid personal injury claim is not always enough to win an auto accident case
What victims of motor vehicle accidents often discover is that their claim is not enough. They also need an experienced auto accident lawyer who can obtain just compensation for injuries and harm. Accident recovery isn’t just about getting well. It’s also about getting answers and compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, future losses, and in some cases punitive damages.
Expert car accident attorneys can handle complex cases
Automobile accident cases are rarely simple. Even those that have not caused extremely serious injuries can present complex legal issues. As knowledgeable Florida car accident lawyers, we navigate and steer clients away from potential pitfalls that could prove harmful to their case. We also know how to strategically exploit the other side’s weaknesses and have the resources to pursue cases aggressively.
Consider the following hazards and distractions that exist on the roadways then consider how complex auto accident cases can be:
- Drunken Driving Accidents
- Car Accidents Caused by Cellphone Usage
- Dangerous Roadways
- Construction Zone Accidents
- Car Accident Fire Injuries
- Rollover Accidents
- Tire Blow-Outs
- Fatal Accidents
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Injuries
- Motorcycle Injuries
- Car Accidents
Victims of motor accidents and their families who have suffered as a result of their injuries or death are encouraged to use the legal system by hiring an auto accident attorney to navigate the often murky waters.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all attorneys who claim to be personal injury attorneys or auto accident lawyers are experts. Make sure you choose your legal representation wisely and select a law firm who has built a successful case record through their understanding of both court procedures and insurance company tactics. Babbit & Johnson P.A has been representing auto accident cases in Broward County and Palm Beach County since 1967.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact the auto accident lawyers at Babbitt & Johnson PA for a free consultation.