Motor Vehicle Accidents
Florida had the nation’s largest increase in total number of traffic fatalities, from 2004 to 2005, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year 3,543 people lost their lives on Florida roads and highways, 299 more than in 2004. While traffic fatalities are up 1.4 percent nationwide, they increased 9.2 percent in the Sunshine State.
Whether it was a rear-end collision in a parking lot or a high-speed crash on an Interstate highway, a car accident can cause serious, permanent injuries, and even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one has lost his or her life in an automobile accident, please contact the auto accident lawyer at the Law Office of Charles S. Philips today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
In recent years, there has been an explosion of growth in Pasco County and the surrounding areas. With all the development, area roads are filled with construction equipment, dump trucks, flat bed trailers, and other commercial vehicles hauling supplies and equipment to construction sites. That is in addition to the semi trucks and other commercial vehicles on area highways. The increase in traffic can result in truck accidents that cause serious injuries.
More people died in motorcycle accidents in Florida in 2005 than in any state except California. In both states, there were 469 motorcycle accident fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Since California has more than twice Florida’s population, Florida can be called the most dangerous state in the nation for motorcyclists.
Victims of DUI Auto Accidents
Drunk drivers killed 797 people in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s 30% of all Florida traffic fatalities. If you were injured or a loved one was killed by a drunk driver, please contact the drunk driver accident victim attorney at the Law Office of Charles S. Philips today. The initial consultation is free of charge.
Uninsured & Underinsured Accidents
Being involved in any type of auto accident can create chaos in your life. Being injured by an uninsured or underinsured motorist can compound the worry. How will you pay for your medical bills? Who will compensate you for your lost wages or pain and suffering?
If you or a loved one sustained a serious personal injury, such as a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, you likely have to deal with the life-altering, physical consequences of an accident. If the accident was the result of someone’s negligence, contact our personal injury law firm. We can help you recover financial compensation for the damages you are suffering today and the assistance you will need in the future.
The untimely loss of someone you love is a tragedy under any circumstances. When the death occurred because someone else was negligent or irresponsible, however, the burden of grief can seem even heavier.
Insurance Law Issues
We purchase auto insurance with the hope we never have to use it. When the unfortunate event happens, we expect our insurance benefits to be there. After all, that’s why we pay premiums.
If you have a coverage dispute with your insurance company, please contact the insurance error and omissions attorney at the Law Office of Charles S. Philips for representation. We have more than 16 years of experience dealing with the complexities of insurance policies and coverage issues. We will work to help you receive the compensation you deserve.