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.

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Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


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Not Guilty

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Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


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Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


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Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

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Case Dismissed

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