Deerfield Beach Vehicle Accidents
The Deerfield Beach accident attorneys at Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. have more than 20 years of experience litigating personal injury matters, including many car, truck, and motorcycle accident cases. Our offices are conveniently located in Deerfield Beach in Broward County. If you have been injured, we want to help you obtain the recovery you deserve. If you cannot leave your home, your workplace, or the hospital, a representative from our law firm can visit you.
Vehicle Injury Statistics
In 2010, Florida reported 197, 214 injuries resulting from vehicle crashes. This involved 235, 261 crashes, or 645 accidents per day, on average. There were 2,444 fatalities. 794 of these fatalities and 7,825 injury crashes were related to alcohol. For motorcyclists, the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries in the United States doubled between 2000 and 2008. These high statistics are all the more tragic because many vehicle accidents can be prevented through a driver’s exercise of reasonable care.
Some of the most common personal injury cases arise from car accidents caused by negligent or careless driving. All Florida drivers are obligated to use reasonable care when operating their vehicles. A driver who fails to use reasonable care and causes an accident can be held liable for the damages that are incurred if someone is injured as a result of the crash. If you have been injured by another driver’s negligence, you may sue for damages including lost wages, medical expenses, property damages, and pain and suffering. These damages may be even greater if a loved one lost his or her life in the crash.
We depend on trucks that weigh over 10,000 pounds, and sometimes as much as 80,000 pounds, for commercial transportation of goods. The number of truck accidents has declined in recent years according to the Federal Highway Administration, however, when a truck accident does happen, the mass of the truck, coupled with its velocity, can make even small collisions highly dangerous. A common factor in truck driver negligence is fatigue. Federal law prohibits a truck driver from driving beyond a certain amount, but shortcuts are sometimes taken because drivers are often compensated per mile driven. As is true for car accidents, a victim of negligent conduct leading to injuries in a truck accident may be able to recover damages from the truck driver, as well as the trucking company and insurance carrier.
Florida motorcycle accident statistics show that injuries are all too common when a motorcycle and a car crash. Tragically, most motorcycle accidents could be avoided by an attentive and careful driver, but could not be avoided by the motorcyclist. A number of motorcycle enthusiast events, such as motorcycle rallies, are held in Florida, making motorcycle safety an especially important issue in this state. Those who are injured on motorcycles as a result of the negligence of a car or truck driver may bring suit for all their damages, including medical expenses, permanent disability, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
A driver is considered to be driving under the influence if his or her Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is .08% or higher. Truck drivers have a lower limit of .04%. Convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol carry harsh punishments in Florida’s criminal justice system. However, it is also possible for accident victims to pursue claims against drunk drivers in civil court, even in the absence of a criminal conviction. For example, although the legal BAC limit is .08%, drivers who have a lower percentage may still be too intoxicated to drive, and thus may be found negligent by a jury even if they are not charged with a crime. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can evaluate your case to determine whether you have a basis to pursue damages from a drunk driver for your injuries.
Experienced Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Attorneys
If you were hurt in any kind of vehicle accident, the Florida personal injury attorneys at Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can help you. We are skilled trial attorneys who will aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries. Before talking to an insurer for the other driver, or making any binding decisions about your case, please call us at 954-428-9333 or contact us through our online form.