The statistics for car accidents nationwide are staggering. Over 5.5 million motor vehicle accidents occur in the United States each year. Close to 30% result in injury, and over 30,000 in fatalities.
Car crashes are among the most common cause of accidental injury and death nationwide and they take a devastating toll on victims. According to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Transportation, a total of 210,887 people sustained injuries and 2,402 were killed in 2013. The total economic loss caused by motor vehicle accidents for that year is estimated at nearly $22 billion. There were 11,353 crashes in Tampa Bay, resulting in 4,366 serious injuries and 53 deaths. The most common cause of accidents statewide is reported as being failure to control speed, followed by driver inattention, failure to maintain lane, failure to yield right of way at an intersection, and unsafe lane changes.
Whether you have been injured in a collision caused by a driver who was texting on a cell phone or you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you can come to The Malhotra Law Firm for help. Our personal injury lawyers take pride in helping accident victims claim compensation for their losses, and we are ready to take immediate action in your case. A lawyer from our team can meet with you in the hospital or at your home to discuss your concerns and help you determine how much your case may be worth in a settlement or jury verdict.
Listed below are just a few of the ways in which we are prepared to help our car accident clients
Drunk Driving Accidents
If someone drinks and drives, they can face criminal penalties such as imprisonment and also administrative penalties such as license suspension. Did you also know that you could file an injury claim against them and even possibly the restaurant or bar that sold them alcohol?
This is one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. In most cases, the fault lies with the vehicle that was behind, but circumstances such as tail lights being out or someone backing out of a parking lot can complicate these cases.
Texting and Driving Accidents
Although texting and driving is not always illegal, it is most definitely dangerous. This is the most prevalent type of distracted driving practice, and it causes thousands of accidents every year. If this is the type of accident you were involved in, please don’t hesitate to seek legal action.
Uninsured/underinsured Motorist Claims
Our firm assists clients who were hit by drivers that are uninsured or underinsured. These cases can be exceedingly complex, but our firm fights to take care of UIM and UM claims for clients when we can. This is also the type of claim individuals can file if they were involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Filing an Auto Accident Claim
The Malhotra Law Firm can help you with your car accident case from the initial filing. Although many people choose to file claims on their own, they run the risk of insurance companies taking advantage of them. Our firm can fight to ensure you get maximum financial compensation.
In order to claim compensation from the other driver’s liability insurance policy, it is necessary to prove that the driver is at fault for causing your accident. To do this, we look for evidence that the driver acted in a careless or reckless manner at the time of the collision. Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car assumes a major responsibility to take precaution to avoid causing a crash, and any failure to do so may serve as grounds for legal action. If the driver was distracted by texting, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or was committing any other type of traffic violation, he or she may be held accountable for causing the crash. Let our car accident attorneys put their skill and experience to work in proving your claim for damages. Make and Appointment as soon as possible. Our auto accident attorney from our firm can come to meet with you at the hospital or in your home and will be able to answer your questions and help you determine how much your claim may be worth.