Car Accident Tampa
Automobile accidents often lead to serious personal injury, severe property damage, and even death. When you’ve faced serious injury and damage to personal property, you’re also faced with significant financial burdens in the form of medical debts, damage to your personal vehicle, and increased auto insurance premiums – not to mention wages lost as a result of your car accident Tampa. If you’ve been seriously injured and no longer own an operational vehicle, chances are that you are now unable to report to work. Additional strain on your still-healing injuries can worsen your condition and a personal vehicle is almost necessary in order to consistently report to work. These situations may be so overwhelming that you feel as though you have no one to turn to. Fortunately, if you have been involved in an auto accident, a car accident attorney Tampa can help you recover by providing professional representation in court.
Anyone who operates a vehicle in the state of Florida has a legal obligation to drive safely. This means following traffic laws, obeying the speed limit, staying aware of other vehicles on the road, and generally driving carefully (i.e. with regard for the safety of other drivers and passengers). However, we don’t live in a perfect world, which means that not everyone drives safely. Unsafe driving leads to serious auto accidents that negatively impact the lives of millions of people every year. Over 2 million are injured and 37,000 killed in auto accidents each year, which shows that auto accidents are still a common problem in society despite advancements in safety regulations and technology. The Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) reports that unless action is taken to increase road safety, injuries sustained in auto accidents are slated to be within the top five leading causes of death by the year 2030. ASIRT and other similar organizations are dedicated to creating awareness about road safety in order to reduce the amount of auto accidents (and therein the amount of injuries and deaths caused by auto accidents).
Car Accident Attorney Tampa
If you have been involved in an auto accident, inform your auto insurance company of the incident immediately – even if no one was harmed. When you make a claim for damages (or if the other person involved in the accident makes a claim against you), you will need help from your insurer. The early they know about the accident, the better. If the other person tries to contact you, refuse to speak to them. Let your insurance company and your car accident attorney Tampa know and allow them to handle all communication. Without an intricate knowledge of legal procedures related to auto accidents, you may inadvertently place yourself at a disadvantage by speaking to the opposing claimant. In some cases, the car accident Tampa may have been caused, either entirely or in part, by a defective part in your car. If so, you are able to file a suit against the manufacturer of your vehicle in order to claim for damages incurred. This type of lawsuit led to the industry-wide practice of issuing vehicle recalls when a potentially accident-causing fault is found in a particular make or model of car.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a car accident attorney Tampa, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights when dealing with a car accident Tampa. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.