What You Should Know About Thanksgiving Weekend Car Accidents in Florida

What You Should Know About Thanksgiving Weekend Car Accidents in Florida

Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends on the road due to the high volume of traffic, as well as more drivers driving under the influence than usual. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most car accidents happen?

Car accidents are generally a result of negligence, such as texting while driving, speeding, or driving while fatigued. However, because many people celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend by having some drinks with friends and family, many accidents are also caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol. If you are injured due to any form of negligence, however, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation.

What should I do if I am hurt in a car accident?

Oftentimes, after sustaining injuries in car accidents, individuals are too hurt to do anything other than call the police. However, if you can, you should take the following steps:

  1. Call the police to the scene of the accident.
  2. Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
  3. Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
  4. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  5. Seek immediate medical treatment.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney.

To learn more about what to do after a car accident in Florida, please watch the video below.

How long will I have to sue someone after being wrongly injured in a car accident in Florida?

In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, which means that generally, you will have four years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. If you wait any longer than four years, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently time-barred from suing. We are ready to help you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact our experienced Orlando firm

Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.

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