In 2018, there were more than 400,000 traffic accidents in Florida resulting in nearly 255,000 injuries. Unfortunately, victims sometimes make mistakes when it comes to dealing with their accident – whether that’s at the accident site, before they seek legal help or during the claim process. Below, we’ve detailed some of the more common types of personal injury claim mistakes accident victims can make across Miami, Naples and the rest of Florida.
Let’s face it – a car accident is stressful. Vehicle damage, injuries, medical bills and insurance companies are just some of things that may involve your immediate attention. And if your injuries are severe enough and prohibit you from working, bills will certainly start and pile up.
With summer descending upon Southwest Florida, now is the perfect time for increased chances of hurricanes, rain, tropical depressions, flooding and hazardous road conditions of all types. As we look around Naples, FL, we can still see the effects of Hurricane Irma firsthand.
Car accidents happen every day in parking lots across Collier County and Southwest Florida. Most parking lot accidents occur at low speeds and don’t typically cause massive damage. However, determining fault in these types of incidents can be tricky. It can be difficult for drivers to understand who has the right of way, which is an important factor in determining liability.
Defective products cause thousands of injuries each year. Everything from recalled vehicles to contaminated food products and furniture that too easily topples over are sold to consumers on a regular basis.
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are 39.5 million medically attended injuries and poisonings every year, resulting in 42.3 million emergency room visits for accidental injuries? That’s 126.3 medically attended injuries per 1,000 people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that there were 37,461 fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents in 2016 (most recent statistics), which was an increase of 5.6 percent over the previous year. And nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2017 amid mounting signs that pedestrians and drivers are dangerously distracted.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released its annual Traffic Safety Culture Index identifying driver’s attitudes and behaviors as they relate to traffic safety. What is most striking is that while most drivers desire a greater level of security of the wheel, they way they behave pretty much contradicts that desire for safety. Some highlights from the Index include:
Getting into a car accident is not something we plan for. In fact, most of assume that when we get into our vehicles, we’ll make it safely to our destination without issue. And for the most part – that is usually the case. However, situations arise and accidents can be an unfortunate consequence of those actions.
The Internet of Things tends to create buzz among tech-enthusiasts with the way by which it connects objects to objects, objects to people and people to people. This has impacted countless industries and changed the lives of billions, but how might you ask is technology affecting the auto insurance industry?
The holidays are some of the most congested travel days of the year. We’re eager to get home to spend time with loved ones and it’s inevitable that we’ll bear witness to several accidents while on the road. Unfortunately, with an increase in distracted drivers rushing off to holiday celebrations, this time of the year is also one of the deadliest when it comes to traffic accidents.
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