Auto and Car Accidents
Florida’s roads are packed with cars, trucks, buses, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and numerous other types of vehicles. In fact, according to the Florida Dept. of Transportation, in a recent year there were more than 20 million registered vehicles. Unfortunately, this results in millions of injuries and thousands of fatalities every year.
Car Crash Statistics from a recent year:
- 22,441 – fatalities, passenger vehicles
- 21,050 – fatalities, passenger vehicles
- 2,181,000 – injuries, passenger vehicles
- 2,074,000 – injuries, passenger vehicles
These car crash statistics, compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reveal the shocking number of injuries and fatalities in the country during recent years. In fact, there was an increase in passenger vehicle occupant fatalities.
Common Car Crash Injuries
Common car accident injuries include neck injuries, whiplash, back and spine injuries, brain injuries, arm, leg, ankle, foot, hand, wrist and other fractures, severe skin damage, internal organ damage, facial injuries and much more. Injuries can result in short, medium or long term recovery times. The worst injuries result in permanent disability and require lifetime care. When an individual dies in a car crash, their legal heirs may pursue compensation in a wrongful death cause of action.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries
If you were injured in a car accident that was fully or partially the fault of another party, you may pursue compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost income, property damage, disfigurement, pain and suffering and more. The amount of compensation you ultimately receive will primarily depend on various factors, including the circumstances of your case, fault, and your injuries.
You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email J.P. directly at [email protected].
2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview