We have all driven in Florida and been cutoff or had to slam on breaks because someone in the car in front of you comes to a sudden stop on the interstate. According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, from 2010 through 2011, state law enforcement responded to 210,161 accident investigations (that figure does not include the accidents that went unreported to the police). There were 2,444 traffic fatalities statewide in 2010 alone. Of those traffic deaths, 794 were alcohol related. Another staggering statistic from 2010 is: there were 383 deaths from motorcycle drivers or their passengers.
What these statistics clearly show is that it is dangerous to drive in Florida and accidents happen quite often. Automobile accidents can cause a number of problems for those involved and their families. Damages can range from vehicle repairs to the loss of a loved one. Between these extremes are bodily injuries and time away from your job because you are recovering from your injuries. Some accident victims may never be able to return to work or live a normal life because of their injuries.
The reality is that you need to act fast when you have been involved in an car accident. Although the responding law enforcement officer will take statements and submits a report, you and the other driver(s) involved may be injured and cannot accurately remember how the accident occurred. Often witness’ depositions need to be taken before their memory of the events become vague. You need to hire representation quickly so that your rights and possible avenues for recovery can be discussed and properly taken.
This is where the attorneys at Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Car Accident and Personal Injury Law Firm of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC can help you. They will discuss your case and fight to get the remedy you deserve. There experienced attorneys will fully investigate and assess the accident to determine who was at fault. You cannot always rely on the police to make this determination. The team of attorneys at Berman & Tsombankis LLC will evaluate the coverage of the insurance policies involved, the amount of your own money you incurred on medical care and to repair your vehicle or purchase a new one, and the extent of your injuries suffered. Furthermore, they will discuss with you the potential of complicated legal issues that are not easy to calculate; such as: pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, lost wages, and loss of consortium.
Recently, The Accident and Injury Law Firm of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC was able to get their client a recovery of 1.2 million dollars. Unfortunately the client’s mother was killed when she was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle. The lawyers at Berman & Tsombanakis LLC worked diligently and performed a thorough investigation of the accident. They were able to settle out of court without even filing a lawsuit. This was important to the family because they did not want a long, messy legal battle. Although the recovery could have been significantly hire had it gone to a jury, this was not the family’s wishes. They simply wanted swift, yet fair, justice and the lawyers at The Law Firm of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC fought to get them just that.