Tampa Car Accident Lawyer
Auto accidents in Florida happen quickly and unexpectedly, leaving you with many unanswered questions that a Tampa car accident lawyer can answer. Who will cover your medical bills? What will happen with your missed wages? What are my rights when it comes to compensation? If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, there’s no doubt you’re going through a confusing period, but there’s hope.
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Dan Zohar is a leading Tampa auto accident lawyer with more than 30 years of experience and thousands of cases just like yours under his belt. Dan won millions of dollars in compensation in cases involving back injuries, brain injuries, broken or fractured bones, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, whiplash injuries, as well as accident injuries to elderly, and accident injuries to children.
Things You Need to Do After a Car Accident
While no one plans to be in an auto accident and there’s not much control over it, there still are things you need to after the accident to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
- Call 911! This one goes without saying – if you’ve been involved in a car accident, make sure you get the police and the ambulance at the scene of the accident. Cooperate with the police and calmly explain what happened, and ask to get a copy of their official report.
- Seek medical attention. While you may think you haven’t been injured, don’t risk it and get medical help. Remember, some injuries will not be immediately obvious at the scene of the accident – in fact, certain injuries can become apparent 24-48 hours after the accident.
- Collect information There are a few things you’ll want to be documented. First, take as many photos as possible of the scene of the accident. Take photos of the damages, as well as the glass and car parts on the roadway. Also, take photos of the intersections and any other detail that might be important later on. Were there any witnesses around at the moment of the accident? If so, collect their names, phone numbers, and addresses. And lastly, exchange insurance information with the other drivers involved, including the insurance company name and policy number.
- Don’t admit anything. It’s important you keep in mind that you’re under no circumstances required to give statements to other driver’s insurance company. In fact, you should leave that to your personal injury attorney to make sure you don’t say something that might end up being used against you later on.
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In many cases, insurance companies will try to get you to accept the least amount of money. However, an auto accident lawyer can help you navigate the complex personal injury compensation claim process, but also assess the worth of your case, negotiate the highest compensation possible.
Another thing Dan Zohar can help you with is gathering the evidence and sorting out medical evidence and paperwork necessary to prove negligence. And remember, we don’t charge any fees unless you win your case.
Most common crash types in Florida
The most common causes of car accidents
Clearly, speedy drivers account for a majority of the motor vehicle accidents in the State and nationally. Drunk driving or drug driving is a leader and distracted driving can almost always be considered in any accident minor or major.
Although, in Florida, a top safety issue for drivers is intoxicated driving. Intoxicated related vehicle crashes have a greater propensity of produces fatalities when compared to crashes with neither party being impaired. Distracted driving is clear.
Distractions, such as, cellphone use while driving. Not just talking on the phone but texting or typing on social media while driving has been cited several times for traffic violations. The younger the driver, the more likely they’re distracted by social media. The older the driver, the more likely it’s texting while driving.
Most of us believe we’re good multitaskers, however, most common causes of accidents of these distracted drivers are:
- On a cell phone talking, texting, social media, reading, browsing the internet or emailing.
- Watching a video or talking to some via video.
- Setting GPS directions on a device or dashboard.
- Communicating with other passengers
- Searching for an object or moving things around while driving
- Personal appearance grooming
- Looking at police activity, crash scene, people, objects, or events happening off of the roadway
- Eating, drinking, or smoking
All of the distractions above plus others create safety problems, simply by requiring the driver to take their eyes off the road, hands off of the wheel or their mind and attention away from the job of operating a motor vehicle. Distracted drivers have difficulties controlling their vehicle, and become unpredictable to other drivers on the road. Therefore, they drive faster, slower, staying in their lane, turn too early or late, and brake too often and unpredictably. These actions create conditions that risk the safety of not only the driver, but the passengers of the vehicles and all other drivers and passengers in the vicinity of the vehicle.