Miami Car Accident Attorneys
Helping Victims of Car Accidents Throughout the State of Florida
Florida is recognized around the world for its beautiful beaches, warm climate and world-class attractions. Unfortunately, however, it is also known for its heavy traffic and numerous car accidents. According to National Highway and Traffic Safety reports, Florida ranks right behind California and Texas as the state with the third most motor vehicle accident fatalities. Data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles actually show that Florida recorded close to 403,000 car crashes in 2019, with 255,249 injuries and 3,192 fatalities, and although the number of crashes dropped in 2020, the number of fatalities increased to 3,347.
Undoubtedly, these car accident fatalities and other serious injuries can be devastating for the accident victims and their families. In addition to physical pain and suffering, families often also suffer from mental anguish and financial hardship. The car accident attorneys at Boyers Law Group know how to help. If you or a loved one has recently been the victim of a Florida car accident, you don’t have to face these terrible challenges alone. We have the experience and knowledge to help you get through this painful and difficult time.
For over twenty-five years, we have successfully litigated personal injury accident cases, helping Florida families hold the negligent parties accountable for the injuries they cause while achieving substantial compensation for their injured victims. Let us put our experience, expertise and resources to work helping you get the full compensation you deserve.
What Are the Major Causes of Car Accident Injuries in Florida?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists six risky behaviors that impact safety on our nation’s and state’s roads: drunk driving, drug-impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, not wearing seat belts, and drowsy driving. Of these, five can be seen as negligent conduct that causes accidents:
- Drunk Driving – For several decades, private advocacy groups, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and government agencies have campaigned aggressively against driving while intoxicated. As a result, the number of drunk driving accidents has decreased in the U.S., yet drunk driving accidents are still the number one cause of death on U.S. roads, with more than 10,000 fatalities each year.
- Drug-Impaired Driving – Driving while impaired by any substance, whether legal or illegal, is against the law in all 50 states. Some over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and marijuana can affect a driver’s ability to drive safely and respond quickly to changing traffic conditions. Car accidents and serious accident-related injuries can, then, be a direct result of drug-impaired driving.
- Distracted Driving – The digital age has provided multiple new distractions for drivers. Cellphone calls and texts, as well as complex car audio and navigation systems, can pull a driver’s attention away from the road. When a driver is distracted in this way, accidents are much more likely to occur.
- Speeding – Speeding is dangerous for the speeder as well as everyone on the road around them. Over the past twenty years, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In recent years, it has been a contributing factor in approximately 25% of all traffic fatalities.
- Drowsy Driving – When you’re behind the wheel, lack of sleep, drowsiness or fatigue can impair your cognition and performance, leading to serious accidents. NHSTA estimates that in 2017, drowsy drivers were involved in 91,000 police-reported crashes that led to approximately 50,000 people being injured and 800 fatalities. Most experts agree, however, that these numbers underestimate the widespread problem of drowsy driving.
Can Defective Automobiles Cause Car Accidents?
Sometimes a car accident is not caused by a driver, but by the car itself. Mechanical malfunctions can manifest in tire blowouts, brake failures, seat belt and air bag defects and other problems. In other cases, a flaw in the design of the vehicle can lead to an accident, such as SUV rollovers, engine errors, structural failures, and post-collision fires.
These product defects can be the sole cause of a crash or act in concert with a driver’s negligence. The attorneys of Boyers Law Group are experienced in handling defective product claims and will carefully examine all of the facts in your automobile accident case to be able to determine all of the liable parties and the full amount of compensation you deserve.
When Should I File a Florida Car Accident Claim?
Contrary to what many people believe, Florida’s Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law does not mean you cannot file a car accident claim to obtain compensation if you suffered serious injuries because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Indeed, Florida drivers can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused by their negligent actions, such as speeding, driving while intoxicated, disregarding a traffic light, failing to yield the right of way, following too closely, and engaging in road rage.
There are many times when a lawsuit is necessary to obtain the compensation you need to pay for mental anguish, ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, among other possible damages. An experienced Boyers Law Group car accident attorney will review what happened in your injury accident and let you know if you are eligible for this kind of lawsuit. You should not assume that you do not meet the law’s “serious injury” threshold without first consulting with a knowledgeable Florida car accident attorney.
In Florida, victims of automobile accidents generally have 4 years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit. If the accident resulted in a death, however, the lawsuit must usually be filed within 2 years. Even with these given time limitations, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after the crash so that the accident scene and vehicles can be photographed and examined by investigators and experts.
When you contact Boyers Law Group, our Miami car accident attorneys can often obtain “Black Box” electronic data (aka “Event Data Recorder”) from the car’s computer system that enables us to determine vehicle speeds, steering maneuvers and braking attempts at the time of a crash. We will also interview witnesses while their memories are still fresh. In addition, our car accident attorneys will obtain cell phone service provider records of the at-fault driver, which often provide invaluable evidence of negligent, distracted driving.
Compensation for Florida Car Accident Victims
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you may be able to obtain substantial financial compensation for the injuries and damages caused by their actions. With a Florida car accident lawsuit, you may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Mental anguish
- Diminished capacity to enjoy life
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring, disability, disfigurement
- Property damage to your vehicle and possessions in your vehicle
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity in the future
- Current and future medical expenses
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
The experienced Miami car accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group will examine every detail of your case to help you get the full substantial compensation you deserve.
Boyers Law Group Attorneys in Miami Have Many Years of Experience Helping Victims of Automobile Accidents Get the Compensation They Deserve
When you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in an automobile accident, you need expert legal help to sort through the details of your case and advocate tirelessly for the compensation to which you are entitled.. Our compassionate, experienced team has many years of experience representing victims of automobile accidents. We will help you understand the legal process, make sure we understand every detail of your accident and injuries, and do everything possible to hold the responsible parties fully accountable.
Please contact the experienced Miami car accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website for a free consultation so we can get started working on your case.