America is car crazy. We live in a car-centered culture where who we are is reflected in the kind of vehicle we drive. Have you ever see the show Sweet 16? It ran a few years on MTV. The show followed teenagers who were turning 16. The parties were elaborate and expensive. They almost always ended with a teenager receiving the car of their dreams. Now, most of us did not get the car of our dreams when we were old enough to drive. However, whatever car we did get we personalized and embraced it. When you get in your car to travel the same route to the same destination you know an accident could happen, but it’s not always at the forefront of your mind. Our North Miami Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates are here to tell you that accidents come when you least expect them, but there is help for you.
According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, since the beginning of 2019, there have been a total of 14,844 accidents thus far in Miami-Dade County. Nearly half of those accidents resulted in injury and 89 resulted in fatalities. Around 130 accidents happened in April within the first 5 days. So far this year, January has held the most crashes but we have yet to get through the surge in vehicles during the summer months.
The odds of you getting into a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 77. The injuries resulting from that motor vehicle crash vary in severity. Here is a list of the most common motor vehicle accident injuries that can take several months of recovery:
These injuries need immediate medical attention. These injuries also need time off for recovery. If you are one of the primary providers of your household, you aren’t the only one feeling the negative effects of the motor vehicle accident. Taking time off work means losing income. Just because you are in the hospital doesn’t mean your mortgage and other bills don’t have to get paid. Life doesn’t stop just because you get into a motor vehicle accident.
The most common motor vehicle accidents happen because the other driver was acting negligently. They were distracted while driving, driving under the influence, or speeding and driving aggressively. If you or someone you love was subjected to injury because of a negligent driver then you are entitled to compensation beyond just the medical bills. You can also sue for loss of income, treatment of emotional and psychological damage, lost wages of family members who have become caregivers, and home accommodations necessary for the injury.
Don’t sell your self short by taking the first offer from the insurance company. Let our North Miami Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys take the wheel. Call 305-831-4333 or click here for a free consultation with our North Miami professional attorneys today.