Auto accidents are among the most cause of serious injuries and death for persons in the United States. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were approximately 344,000 traffic accidents on Florida roads in 2014, with 225,000 injuries and just under 2,500 fatalities.
In Lake County, we had 3,675 crashes, in which 2,642 folks were injured. Additionally, 41 people died in these crashes.
Central Florida has a number of factors that lead to a majority of the car accidents that include the following: (1) over 50 million visitors a year; (2) a high volume of traffic on Interstate 4, the turnpike and around Disney, Universal, and other tourist attractions; (3) the speed of traffic; or (4) the extreme weather conditions in the rainy season.
Depending on the facts of the car accident, you may have received a number of injuries some of which are immediate and others that are not so immediate. Immediate injuries are obvious and can include broken bones (fractures) anywhere in the body, deep cuts, burns, and bruises. Other injuries are not as obvious or do not show themselves immediately. For instance, internal injuries to the spinal cord, back, neck, heart, lungs or abdominal organs are not easy to detect. Some of these can be life-threatening or catastrophic in nature.
My main focus in representing you if you are injured in a Central Florida car accident is to help you get back the quality of life you enjoyed before your car accident. I will work hard to you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, which may include money for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of the ability to earn money in the future, pain, suffering, and the loss of the quality of life that you once enjoyed.
As a doctor of chiropractic medicine and lawyer, I have a unique ability to truly understand your injury and apply my healthcare knowledge to the complexities of automobile accident law. I regularly handle car accident cases that result in the following types of serious injury:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck injuries including fractures, damaged spinal discs, and whiplash
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries including quadriplegia, paraplegia, and hemiparesis
- Nerve injuries including sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Post-traumatic vertigo
- Amputation injuries
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (“RSD”) – complex regional pain syndrome (“CRPS”)
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Ankle injuries
- Foot injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Elbow injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Hand injuries
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident in the Leesburg area, you should consult with a car accident attorney. I am well-versed in auto accident law and procedure and serve clients throughout the Leesburg, Florida area.
Making a bodily injury claim can be complicated and scary if you do not know your rights. One of the biggest values of an attorney is helping you avoid the biggest mistakes that accident victims make, which is why It is important to select the right attorney to guide you through this process and protect your rights.
Your Right to Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have been injured in a car accident because another driver was careless, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, which may include medical and hospital expenses, loss of income, property damage, pain, suffering and more.