Daytona Beach, FL – There are a number of interstate highways and other high speed roads throughout the state of Florida that can be dangerous places to drive. The state’s government makes information about dangers and accidents on the roads available to the public.
Statistics about accidents in Florida
Data from the Florida Highway of Safety and Motor Vehicles shows just how dangerous the state’s roads have become. In an average year, there will be approximately 400,000 motor vehicle accidents throughout the state, with about 3,000 of those resulting in fatalities and 250,000 resulting in various other kinds of injuries. Volusia County, which includes Daytona Beach, was the scene of about 10,000 of these crashes, 100 fatalities and over 6,000 injuries in 2018.
Local police tend to investigate most of these accidents, with the Florida Highway Patrol handling investigative duties for about 25% of all crashes.
Accidents can suddenly cause large expenses
These large numbers show that a serious collision can happen to anyone, anywhere in the state. After the accident, a victim may have to suddenly pay for medical treatment, lose wages and miss time from work, and have their quality of life permanently affected due to the need for long term healthcare and associated costs. Insurance claims may help with some of these costs, but most standard policies from car insurance companies will only cover up to several thousand dollars worth of property damage, liability, and injury costs.
The services of a law firm that focuses on accidents
When someone is hurt in an accident, or even if a family member passes away, getting advice and assistance from a personal injury attorney is crucial for a number of reasons. The most obvious reason is to receive compensation for losses caused by the person or business responsible for the accident. Depending on the specifics of the collision, the defendant may end up being responsible for thousands or millions of dollars worth of losses. These numbers generally increase with the severity of the collision.
Victims will usually begin the process to bring a civil case by scheduling an initial meeting with an injury lawyer. They can discuss various matters related to representation and the possible value of the case. If they agree on starting the process to bring the lawsuit, the attorney will file the initial complaint in the local courts and start to gather evidence. Eventually, the case will either be settled or go to trial.
Getting help after a collision in Florida
There are attorneys in the Daytona Beach area who are available to meet with anyone who has suffered from injuries related to a motor vehicle accident. Pappas and Russell handle all kinds of injury cases for local clients.
Firm contact info:
213 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118