Vehicle Accidents
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Automobile Accidents

In spite of significant safety improvements in automobiles and road design, car accidents continue to be common occurrences. Most drivers are involved in at least one serious auto accident in their lifetime.

In Florida alone, there were almost 250,000 car accidents last year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are a number of reasons why people get into car accidents. If you have been injured in an auto accident or suffered an injury in Miami-Dade, Broward, or West Palm Beach due to the negligence of another, contact a Florida injury lawyer for a free consultation.

Bus Accidents

We know that every accident is a scary experience and potentially very physically and emotionally damaging. However, if you have been involved in a bus accident, you know that it can be extremely distressing. This is due in large part to the size of buses and the increased number of passengers that may be involved, as well as the damage that may be done to passengers as well as other vehicles and pedestrians. Many commuters rely on buses, and this has increased the number of buses on the road as well as the possibility of an accident.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Statistics show that someone dies in an alcohol-related motor vehicle crash every 32 minutes, and someone is non-fatally injured every two minutes. Last year, more than one million people were injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes. Drunk driving accidents are responsible for almost a third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.

Motorcycle Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that more than 100,000 motorcyclists were killed in accidents occurring between 1966 and 2000.

In fact, motorcycle riders are over 30 times more likely to be killed in an accident than those driving a car or truck. More than half of all motorcycle accidents result from collisions with other vehicles. It is easy to understand how motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries when involved in an accident, as they have no physical protection (beyond a helmet) and no seatbelts for security. Also, motorcyclists may occasionally engage in risky behaviors such as speeding, traveling in between lanes to pass vehicles, and other activities that increase the likelihood of being involved in an accident. Even if you are an extremely cautious biker, you are still in danger of being involved in a motorcycle crash.

Truck Accidents

According to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year, and of these accidents, about 5,000 result in fatalities. If you consider that a large truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds and be up to 75 feet in length, it is understandable how fatalities and injuries occur in such large numbers.

Contact our experienced legal team today for a legal consultation.