Maitland Car Accident Attorney
Florida’s roads have only grown more dangerous over the past decade. Texting drivers, road rage, and speeding are all on the rise, resulting in catastrophic injuries for thousands of road users every month. If you or a loved one were injured in a collision, the Maitland car accident attorneys at Hornsby Law Group are here to help you seek justice by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
The Four Causes of Car Crashes
More than nine out of 10 fatal car crashes are caused by human error. Only a small percentage of collisions are the result of bad weather or defective auto parts like tires or brakes. And when it comes to human error, there are four driving behaviors that result in collisions:
- Distracted Driving—The top cause of traffic collisions is driver distraction. Doing anything that takes one’s eyes or mind off the road, or the driver’s hands off the steering wheel, is a form of distracted driving. The main culprit these days is texting and talking on the phone.
- Drunk Driving—Drunk driving has declined since its height in the 1970s, but it still claims 10,000 Americans’ lives every year. A driver does not have to be drunk to lose their ability to safely drive, however. Even a BAC of 0.04 has been proven to dramatically impair a driver’s decision making, risk taking, and coordination.
- Aggressive Driving—Most people probably assume they are not aggressive drivers. But road rage is not the only form of aggressive driving. Aggressive driving includes seemingly innocuous behaviors such as following too closely, speeding, and changing lanes rapidly to get ahead.
- Fatigued Driving—Fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving when it comes to delayed reaction time, loss of motor control, loss of vision, and an inability to maintain a straight line and safe speed.
Financial Damages in a Maitland Car Crash
A personal injury claim is a demand for compensation. If the other party refuses to pay, your next step is to potentially file a lawsuit. Almost all lawsuits are settled out of court, though we are prepared to take the matter to trial if necessary. Regardless, by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can seek the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of joy of life
- Property damage
Call a Maitland Car Accident Attorney Today
There is no easy or cheap fix when it comes to car wrecks. Even minor car accidents create a tremendous financial burden for victims and their families. The more serious the injuries, the more it ends up costing in terms of medical bills and lost productivity, not to mention pain and suffering and the victim’s other non-economic damages. If you were hurt in a Maitland car crash, we can help you recover the true amount that you are owed. Call the Maitland car accident attorneys at the Hornsby Law Group today for a free consultation.