It’s safe to assume that a car accident occurs somewhere in Florida every day. At times, you may be at greater risk for being involved in such an incident, such as when you approach a busy intersection or are traveling in congested traffic on a highway. There may be little to nothing you can do to avoid getting hit, especially if a distracted or drunk driver is in your midst. If you suffer car accident injuries that are moderate to severe, it can have a significant negative impact on your life in the weeks or months that follow the collision.
Were you driving along, and the next thing you knew, you were in the back of an ambulance, fading in and out of consciousness? The sudden impact of a collision can result in any number of injuries, including concussion or traumatic brain injury, lacerations, whiplash and more. Not all injuries are immediately apparent, which is why many people are not aware that they have suffered a traumatic brain injury until hours or days after they were involved in a car accident.
Even minor injuries can necessitate taking time off work. If your household is like many others, your family likely relies on each and every pay check to get by. Missing one or several can spark serious financial distress.
The Florida civil justice system allows those who suffered car accident injuries to file legal claims against those deemed responsible in an attempt to recover damages. Successful litigation can lead to court-awarded compensation that can be used to help pay medical bills and offset other expenses associated with your accident. Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles has more than three decades of experience helping recovering accident victims seek justice against those whose negligence or reckless driving behavior caused physical, emotional or economic damages.