Miami and Florida Auto Accidents Attorney
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, so far in 2016 there are more than 20 million registered vehicles. Unfortunately, this results in millions of injuries and thousands of fatalities every year.
Car Crash Statistics:
- 22,441 – fatalities, passenger vehicles, 2015
- 21,050 – fatalities, passenger vehicles, 2014
- 2,181,000 – injuries, passenger vehicles, 2015
- 2,074,000 – injuries, passenger vehicles, 2014
These car crash statistics, compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reveal the shocking number of injuries and fatalities in the country during the past two years. In fact, there was an increase in passenger vehicle occupant fatalities - there were 1,391 more fatalities in 2015 than 2014.
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, your injuries and the attorney who represents you.
It is crucial to hire an attorney who is highly experienced and who has an extensive record of successfully and ethically representing his clients and recovering the maximum amount of damages possible for them.
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