Being involved in a car crash in Pinecrest, Florida, which is located in the southern portion of Miami Dade County may be a risk that we all assume when we head off to work or the grocery store, but when another party is at fault, you should not bear the financial toll. The cost of a car crash can be as little as a few thousand dollars when no one is injured and the only damage is to your vehicle, to well into the millions of dollars if the injuries amount to a permanent disability or death. Hundreds of Pinecrest residents do not only suffer physical injury after an auto collision, but have to face serious financial consequences, as well. In fact, according to a recent Harvard study, 62% of bankruptcies are caused by medical expenses, much of which come from traffic accidents. With medical costs rising at an enormous rate, it is becoming increasingly more common for traffic collisions to force families into bankruptcy. Because of this, we strongly encourage you to reach out to an experienced lawyer today with the Pinecrest law offices of Joseph I. Lipsky.Causes of Today’s Car Crashes, Injuries, and Fatalities
It was not long ago that over 50,000 people died on U.S. roadways every year, according to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA). But with modern safety technology such as seat belts, crumple zones, and airbags, those numbers have been drastically reduced, until recently. Unfortunately, Pinecrest and the rest of the nation as a whole are witnessing a rebirth of deadly motor vehicle collisions as thousands more die each year than the last. We deal with the following causes of traffic collisions and more:
- Texting or other cell phone distraction behind the wheel;
- Failure to give right of way;
- Excessive speeding;
- Drunk driving;
- Drowsy driving;
- Tailgating or other aggressive driving maneuvers; and
- Driving without using proper turn signals or lights at night or dusk.
While the cause of the crash may be obvious in many cases, in others the answer is not so simple. For example, if you were rear-ended at a stop light, the car that hit you from behind is at fault, correct? The answer is usually yes, but what if another vehicle (a third party) had erratically veered into the other driver’s lane last second and caused him or her to swerve to avoid a crash? Our lawyers leave no stone unturned when it comes to investigating the cause of the crash and identifying all possible negligent parties. If multiple parties are found to be at fault, that means more financial compensation for you and your family - compensation that can cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, property damage, and much more.
Call the Pinecrest law offices Joseph I. Lipsky today at 305-821-7333 for the experienced personal injury legal help.