CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA

The Whisler Law Firm understands that a car accident can be a very challenging and frightening experience. The impact of such an incident can have repercussions that could last for years. We’re here to help you pick up the pieces and return your life back to normal as fast as possible.

While it’s true that operating a motor vehicle on the road has grown far more safer due to technological advancements in the research and development phase, you never know when another driver is going to make a mistake and cause an accident to occur. Despite all of the safety features that are built into today’s latest cars, injuries and fatalities still take place far too often. In 2019, almost 7 million accidents occurred on the nation’s roads and highways.

The most prevalent reason behind these accidents continues to be driver error and/or negligent behavior and if you are the victim of an automobile accident caused by another driver, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.

COMMON CAUSES FOR A CAR ACCIDENT

Unfortunately, the majority of car accidents could have been easily avoided if drivers had not engaged in activity that allowed for the vehicle to be out of their control for just a split second. Here are just some of the most common reasons for a majority of the accidents that take place on the road today:

  • Driving while distracted due to texting, due to interaction with GPS or passenger, or due to distraction by the radio or other cause.
  • Driving while intoxicated due to consumption of alcohol, recreational drugs, or prescription narcotics.
  • Road rage incidents
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Vehicle malfunction as a result of a lack of maintenance or manufacturer defect.

Any of these causes can have a significant impact on a driver’s ability to operate an automobile safely and the result can lead to a collision with another driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, even an inanimate object.

TYPICAL CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES

Getting involved in a car accident through no fault of your own can have a devastating effect on the quality of your life. Injuries sustained from an accident with another vehicle can cause you discomfort, pain, and restriction of your normal everyday routine for days, months, possibly even years to come.

These may include head trauma, brain injury or damage, spinal cord and/or neck injury, facial injuries, internal bleeding, fractured or broken bones, severed limbs, a loss of senses such as vision or hearing, and more.

COMMON INJURIES FROM A CAR ACCIDENT

Experiencing a car accident of any magnitude can have a significant impact on your quality of life. You don’t need to be in a major wreck in order to sustain an injury that can stay with you for months, years, or even the rest of your life.

This is why you must always seek out medical attention right after you have been involved in a car accident of any kind. You may have sustained injuries and not realize it at first. Your body is typically flushed with adrenaline due to the stress and excitement from a collision. So you may not feel any pain or discomfort right after impact, however, you may start to feel some of the effects of an injury later on, once the adrenaline wears off.

That could put you in considerable danger for greater injury and cause you further pain and suffering. Be sure you always ask for medical attention in the aftermath of an accident, no matter how big or small it may have been.

STAYING SAFE ON THE ROAD

When someone gets behind the wheel of an automobile with the intention of driving it on public roads, that individual has a responsibility to obey the rules of the road and refrain from any behavior that could put him or herself and other drivers at risk. We all have a role to play in proper road safety. Here are some of the ways you can take sufficient precautions for ensuring that you and other motorists remain safe and secure at all times.

REFRAIN FROM USING DRUGS OR ALCOHOL

Anything that might impair your reflexes when you sit behind the wheel of an automobile should be avoided at all costs. You must never operate an automobile while you are under the influence. The state of Florida provides harsh penalties for anyone caught driving while impaired because you are a danger to yourself and others.

MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES

Anything that might impair your reflexes when you sit behind the wheel of an automobile should be avoided at all costs. You must never operate an automobile while you are under the influence. The state of Florida provides harsh penalties for anyone caught driving while impaired because you are a danger to yourself and others.

DON’T GET DISTRACTED

Looking at your phone, checking your GPS, dialing a call, even changing the station on your car radio can take your eyes off the road long enough to get into an accident. Looking away for even a second or two can have you traveling as far as 60-100 feet blindly. That is enough distance to come into contact with another motorist or a pedestrian and change someone’s life forever.

IF YOU GET INTO AN ACCIDENT

How you behave after you are involved in a car accident can significantly impact your ability to receive the compensation you deserve. For starters, you must always remain calm. Don’t panic. If you can exit the vehicle do so quickly and safely. Check for injuries even if you are not hurt. Be sure to check for injuries of your passengers and other motorists.

Call 911 whether or not anyone needs emergency assistance. Get a police report to document all of the details of the accident so you have an official report to back up any claim you may file. Try to gather additional photographic evidence of the scene and the vehicles involved in the crash and always collect information from any other driver or drivers.

Located in Hollywood, South Florida, our Personal Injury Lawyers are at your disposal for all questions.

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