Key West, Florida
Florida personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky’s family has been in Key West since the late 1800s. Key West, the southernmost city within the continental United States, is home to palm tree-lined beaches, world-renown fishing, and miles of pristine aqua blue water. It is also home to a surprisingly dangerous road network that takes too many lives and puts far too many injured victims in the hospital every month. Within Monroe County, 1,281 people were injured in traffic collisions in 2016. There were a total of 2,398 car accidents that year, as well. However, in 2011 there were only 1,264 car accidents, and 260 fewer fatalities, according to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System. This unfortunate trend is expected to continue in the years to come as more and more drivers talk on their phones and text behind the wheel, traffic density continues to increase, speed limits go up, and enforcement goes down. If you or a family member were injured in a Key West car accident, bicycle accident or motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to call the compassionate and determined attorneys of Joseph I. Lipsky for legal council today.What Can a Lawyer Do for Me?
Auto collisions are costly, both financially and emotionally. We do not want to see any of our clients suffer financial hardships because of a crash that they did not cause, which is why we fight tooth and nail for you no matter how small or large you damages are. The economic and psychological impact of a traffic collision can include high medical bills, loss of wages, permanent physical disability, scarring or disfigurement, loss of joy in life, and pain and suffering. An attorney will ensure that you get everything that you deserve from the funds available, and will make sure that you are not steamrolled by the other party’s insurance provider, which happens all the time when injured victims go without a lawyer.Other Forms of Transportation Even More Dangerous Than Driving a Car
Due to the increased traffic, negligently distracted drivers, and aggressive or impatient maneuvering of cars and trucks, riding a motorcycle, bicycle, or scooter is increasingly deadly. According to the Key West Police Department and reported by Keys Weekly, scooter crashes grew from 338 in 2014 to 382 in 2015, with 2016 expected to have been even worse than the previous year. Because motorcycles and scooters do not have the protection of an enclosed vehicle, 13% of collisions in 2014 ended in severe bodily injury or a fatality. In 2015, that number rose to 20%. Riding a scooter may be more dangerous because two-wheeled vehicles are harder for distracted drivers to see, they are more difficult to operate than a car, and they offer no roll cage or airbag protection, but that does not mean that motorcyclists, cyclists, or scooter drivers are responsible for the injuries that they sustain. An experienced, competent attorney with the law firm of Joseph I. Lipsky will aggressively pursue justice for our clients and fight for every dollar that they are owed by the negligent party that caused the collision. Contact us today at 305-296-6300 for more information in a free, no-obligation personal injury consultation.