Miami Car Accident Lawyers
Auto Accident Law Firm Serving All of Florida
In 2015, Florida experienced 374,097 car crashes, resulting in 243,261 reported injuries and 2,924 fatalities. Nationwide, traffic accidents average nearly six million per year, causing hundreds of thousands of injuries. Navigating the aftermath of a car accident can be tricky. You may not receive just compensation without the help of a Miami auto accident lawyer.
At Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A., our legal team thrives on helping our clients obtain compensation for their injuries. In fact, due to our limited caseload, we are able to devote more time, energy, and resources to our clients' cases than many other firms can. With over 150 years of collective firm experience, our firm is capable of representing clients not only in Florida but around the nation as well. We have been rated "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News for Personal Injury.
Begin your fight for compensation by calling (305) 770-6335!
What Caused Your Car Accident?
One of the leading causes of accidents is driver error. With the prevalence of technology, crashes caused by distracted driving have skyrocketed. Even if an accident was caused by another driver's negligence, proving they are liable for your injuries, damaged property, and more can be complicated, especially if there are multiple vehicles and variables involved.
Take a look at some of the most common causes of car accidents below.
- Distracted Driving
While drunk driving is a pervasive problem, distracted driving may be a worse issue due to its prevalence throughout the nation. At any point in time, an approximate 660,000 drivers are trying to use their cells behind the wheel. In fact, cell phone use while driving is the cause of 1.6 million crashes each year. This makes texting and driving six times more likely to cause a car crash than drunk driving. However, the most horrifying statistic stems from teenage drivers. 11 teenagers are killed daily due to texting and driving. When tallied over 12 months, texting kills over 4,000 teens every year.
Arguably one of the most avoidable causes, speeding is a nationwide problem that causes accidents every day. When a vehicle is traveling at 10 mph over the speed limit, he or she may be unable to react to the flow of traffic properly. When speeding is done at night or in terrible weather conditions, the chances of crashing are increased exponentially. Drivers are always taking in their surroundings—and, whether they know it or not, they have perceived expectations. When a person changes lanes, they make an informed decision based on the flow of traffic and the speeds of the area. When a person is traveling 15 mph over the speed limit toward a car wanting to change lanes into their path, the transitioning vehicle may improperly deduce the speed of the oncoming vehicle based on the perceived speed limit. This means they may make a correct maneuver without knowing a speeding car is approaching, which can result in a catastrophic crash.
- Drunk Driving
The #1 killer in American-related traffic accidents is drunk driving. Every weekend, thousands of people get behind the wheel intoxicated. The worst part of drunk driving is the fact that it injures or kills innocent people who are just driving down the road. In 2015, 16% of the 1,132 traffic deaths of kids aged 0 to 14 involved an alcohol-impaired driver. If you have been the victim of a drunk driving accident, you have the right to receive full compensation concerning your case.
- Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is any driving being performed by a person who is not consciously aware of the damage their car can do to themselves and others. While some reckless behavior is frivolous, other forms can be small mistakes with severe consequences. Reckless driving can be as simple as not using a turn signal when changing lanes. The driver’s actions show that he or she is not thinking or caring about consequences, thus choosing to switch lanes without warning other drivers. For this reason, lane changes are the number one cause of reckless driving accidents.
- Drowsy Driving
If a person’s ability to drive is inhibited to the point where they are not alert of the motorists around them, their driving is an inherent threat to other cars. Drowsy driving is especially prevalent among truck drivers who are overworked. Some truck companies are known for encouraging their drivers to work over federally allotted hours. Truck operators will then drive their rigs while tired and drowsy—drastically increasing their chance of causing a truck accident. Commercial motor vehicles usually triple the weight of an average car, so when a drowsy trucker hits a smaller car, the result is not good. This is why truckers and citizens must be wary of driving while tired or sluggish.
While many of these are accidents caused by driver error, some circumstances, such as weather, may not be the fault of anyone. However, fair financial compensation can still be pursued.
Miami Car Accident Lawyers. 100+ Years' Combined Exp.
Since 1984, our Miami personal injury law firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, many of whom suffered injuries in an auto accident. We have regularly obtained $1 million to $15 million on behalf of victims and their loved ones. The day you speak to us, we will launch our own investigation into your circumstances, ensuring you aren't put at a disadvantage by the opposing side. We represent clients in Florida as well as nationwide. As a small firm with a limited caseload, we are able to devote extensive time and energy to each case. However, our size is no indication of our capabilities. We have represented clients in the Bahamas, Australia, France, England, Peru, and beyond.
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