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How A Lawyer Can Help You Following A Florida Car Crash


For Florida drivers if you’ve never been involved in an auto accident before and one suddenly arises, it can take you aback. As our area has grown in population, the main roads in the Sarasota/Manatee area have become busier and more dangerous. Roads such as US 301, US 41, Tamiami Trail, University Parkway, Manatee Avenue have all seen heavier traffic, and as a result more crashes. Firstly, the event itself is probably going to be violent and chaotic. Sure, now and again, crashes are minor fender-benders that don’t do much of anything. However, all too often, that isn’t the case. So, if you find yourself in a bad wreck, don’t be surprised if you become frazzled.

Of course, being frazzled could be the least of your worries, though. Cars also get significantly damaged in collisions. Not to mention, participants are often left with severe injuries. They vary from one incident to the next, but some of the common injuries associated with auto accidents include:

  • • Fractures And Broken Bones
  • • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • • Burns, Lacerations, And Contusions
  • • Spine, Neck, And Back Injuries

Unfortunately, people can also die in car crashes in Florida and elsewhere across the world. As for The Sunshine State, the FLHSMV says Florida accounted for 3,098 fatal crashes in 2020. In addition, the research reveals that 3,332 fatalities arose in the events.

Expenses That Often Cause Financial Challenges After Accidents

All of the things mentioned above can get pretty pricey. For example, if a person’s car gets totaled in a wreck, they’ll need to replace it, and research shows the average price for a new vehicle in August of 2022 was $48,301. But what if your ride doesn’t get totaled and only needs repairs? That can make things a little easier on your pocketbook. However, depending on what’s wrong, the body shop bill could leave you feeling like you’re breaking the bank.

For instance, bumper damage can result in an owner having to spend between $300 and $1,500. How about a windshield because there’s a very good chance yours will get shattered or cracked in a wreck? It can cost somewhere between $250 and $1,000 for these repairs. This should be sufficient evidence to show you how a body shop bill can get out of hand in a hurry.

It’s always a good idea to get checked out by a doctor after a car crash. You may even need to go to a hospital. In either case, you’re probably going to pay what feels like an arm and a leg, but even more so with the latter. For one, the average cost of an ambulance ride in the U.S. is $1,200, so if you get transported in that manner, you’re already looking at a hefty chunk of change. Then, there’s the ER visit. It isn’t uncommon for one of those to cost around $2,200.

Finally, what if someone dies in a crash? That can cause a family to have to come up with upwards of $7,000 on the spot. So, that brings us to the final point, what can a lawyer do?

Some Final Words

If you’re injured in a Florida auto accident, in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or Pinellas County because of someone’s negligence, that may entitle you to fair compensation. Would you like to find out if you qualify? If the answer is yes, look no further than Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh. Contact the law firm to schedule a free case evaluation today.

Daniel Murphy's passionate belief in upholding the Florida justice system by defending the rights of the public against corporate interests, has lead him to become one of Florida's most effective young attorneys. Daniel Murphy carries his enthusiasm for fighting for the rights of the injured outside the courtroom by staying involved in legal and community organizations.

How A Lawyer Can Help You Following A Florida Car Crash

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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