Injured in a Car Accident as a Passenger

The state of Florida is a wonderful place to live, but of course all regions have their drawbacks. In Florida, it’s car accidents. In the state of Florida in 2010, there were over 235,000 automobile accidents. Of those, about 125,000 were crashes resulting in serious injury to the passengers. Passenger injury is fortunately more common than passenger fatality, but is responsible for a great number of auto accident law suits each year. Serious crashes resulting in personal injury are traumatic to the victims and the fact is, Florida is one of the most dangerous states to drive in. Most automobile accidents are caused as one would imagine, accidentally, but some are the result of bad driving habits.

Poor driving practices such as texting, eating, or talking on a cell phone while driving can be avoided and many states are making efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of these activities. However, many accidents are caused by drunken or intoxicated drivers. In fact, nearly 8,000 alcohol related personal injury crashes occurred in 2010 alone. When alcohol is involved in a motor vehicle accident, the victims of the crash have every right to sue for damages due to the negligence of the drunk driver. In other accident situations in which the fault of the driver is unclear, an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer can help in the process of determining who was at fault.

Typically, passengers injured in a serious car accident can be compensated for several categories of loss. The first category relates to damages resulting in the need for medical treatment. In this case, the responsible party must pay for any medical bills incurred that are in direct relation to the accident. Other damages include loss of property (if not covered by the responsible driver’s insurance company) as well as any loss of wages or pay for time missed at work. In general, a good Florida lawyer will always be sure that the victim gets as much compensation as possible to aid them in their unfortunate circumstances.

We are experienced Personal Injury Attorneys representing people injured as passengers in motor vehicle accidents.The professionals at the Umansky Law Firm have been practicing personal and passenger injury law for over 10 years and are highly equipped to help victims of automobile accidents get the compensation they deserve. The firm has an experienced team of defense lawyers and prosecutors have done countless trials. Whether the case is alcohol related or involves an injured passenger of a negligent driver, the Umansky Law Firm can assist you today. Please call the Orlando accident lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm today at (407)228-3838.