What You Should Know About Car and Truck Accident



CAR & TRUCK ACCIDENT INFORMATION


Serious Injuries from Car and Truck Accidents.


Car and truck accidents are the most frequent cause of personal injury claims. Over the past decade, there have been over 40,000 deaths per year in the U.S. caused by vehicular accidents. There are also millions of accidents per year that result in permanent injuries. These injuries may include fractures, lacerations, herniated discs, brain damage, serious head trauma, surgery, paralysis, wrongful death, and other permanent injuries. Accident victims include drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians of all ages, walks of life, and in every stage of life. It is estimated that approximately every 12 – 14 seconds a car accident occurs and results in an injury.


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When a severe accident occurs, resulting in serious personal injury or death, many lives can be instantly affected. Families are faced with medical treatment decisions, medical bills, insurance issues, property damage issues, legal issues, work and income problems, disabilities and disfigurement, emotional problems, how to deal with daily pain, funeral bills, estate issues, and many other issues. It is often times overwhelming for accident victims and their families. For a number of different reasons, it is very important to immediately seek the advice and consultation of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to ensure that your family’s rights are protected.

Insurance companies immediately assign an adjuster or attorney to the negligent driver. This is done in an effort to minimize the amount of money, if any, the insurance company will have to pay. Immediate consultation with an experienced attorney levels the playing field for a injured accident victim.

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Our firm is structured to be selective in the cases that we take. This allows us to prepare every case for presentation before a jury thoroughly. We have a dedicated team of experienced trial attorneys, registered nurses, and paralegals with the skill and compassion to aggressively take your case through the legal process. Insurance companies and insurance defense attorneys know and respect our firm.

Devastating personal injuries and human loss are often unexpected, life-changing, and completely indiscriminate. We believe the legal system should be available to all- not just to the people with the financial means to hire an attorney. We, therefore, offer free initial consultations to injured victims and their families and charge no advance fee retainers or costs. We only get paid based on the results we obtain for you in your case.

In addition to the card, you should maintain a complete copy of your automobile insurance policy at your home in a safe place that is easily accessible.

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$228 Million Medical Malpractice Judgement

In 2012 in the case of Chandler v. Memorial Hospital, Tom and his partner, Eric Ragatz won a verdict for the Chandler’s in the amount of $178 million. Due to statutory sanctions against the defendant, the resulting Judgments were approximately $228 million and believed to be one of the largest malpractice awards in the history of the state. Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz are admitted to all Florida Courts, the United States Middle District Courts, United States 11th Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court.
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In 2012 in the case of Chandler v. Memorial Hospital, Tom and his partner, Eric Ragatz won a verdict for the Chandler’s in the amount of $178 million. Due to statutory sanctions against the defendant, the resulting Judgments were approximately $228 million and believed to be one of the largest malpractice awards in the history of the state. Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz are admitted to all Florida Courts, the United States Middle District Courts, United States 11th Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court.
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