An auto accident can happen to anyone, at any time, and consequences can be very serious. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, approximately 228,000 car accidents occurred in Florida in 2011, resulting in roughly 117,900 injuries and 2,200 fatalities.
Vehicular accidents are among the primary causes of serious personal injury in Fort Pierce and elsewhere in Florida, and are often caused by the negligence of another driver. Other common causes of auto accidents include driver recklessness, speeding, distracted driving, failure to follow traffic signals and signs, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, defective auto parts, poor weather conditions, and bad road conditions.
Regardless of whether or not an accident is minor or is a serious one, in many cases the victim is likely to sustain a number of injuries. While some of these injuries may not be major, such as bruises and small cuts, others can significantly impact a victim’s life, such as a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, concussion, contusion, broken bones, cuts and lacerations, and dislocations. In other cases, serious car accidents may even lead to loss of limbs, paralysis, and even death.
Filing an Fort Pierce Car Accident Claim
If you are a victim of a car accident, you may be entitled to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, repair costs, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and various other damages. Of course, the insurance companies don’t make this easy and recovering damages can be a taxing process. It is essential you speak with a skilled car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident so that you can explore your legal options.
30 Years Experience
For over 30 years, Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney and his legal team have been helping accident victims throughout the Treasure Coast. Our Fort Pierce car accident attorneys know and understand the immense impact that an accident can have on you and your family members.
We understand that you have to not only deal with vehicle and often property damage, but also with possible physical, psychological, emotional, and financial difficulties. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to determine your best course of action.
If you have been hurt in a car accident and are in need of an experienced Fort Pierce auto accident lawyer, call the Law Offices of Philip DeBerard today at (772) 464-8000 for a free consultation and put our 30 years of experience to work for you.