The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report in October 2021 that shared some disturbing information. From January through June of 2021, over 20,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes. This number is up 18.4% over 2020, the largest number of projected fatalities in that time period since 2006.
The National Safety Council reports that injuries requiring medical attention from auto accidents during the same period in 2021 reached 2,445,000. The most common types of injures after an auto accident include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis (quadriplegia/tetraplegia and paraplegia)
- Back Injuries
- Internal injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Disfiguring facial injuries and scars
- Limb loss and amputation
- Soft tissue injuries
I Have Auto Insurance – Why Do I Need a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer?
If you or a loved one only sustain minor scrapes or bumps from a car accident, you may not need a lawyer; your auto insurance will likely cover any damages. But if you sustain any of the common types of injuries after a car accident listed above, matters can become quite a bit more complicated. It’s best to have an experienced Tampa car accident attorney in your corner.
Sadly, auto accidents with severe injuries routinely see insurance companies maneuvering behind the scenes to pay as little as possible on claims. Insurance companies are in business to make money – this means reducing the amounts that are paid out for accident claims like yours. If you leave it up to the insurance company to have their way, you could end up paying out of your own pocket for substantial medical expenses and other damages.
Also, insurance companies are notorious for convincing innocent parties to accept a low lump settlement. They use complicated terms and language to convince you that their terms are your only option. This is rarely true. An experienced Tampa car accident lawyer can investigate the accident, gather evidence and otherwise protect your rights. You may be entitled to substantially more compensation with a seasoned lawyer pursuing your case.
Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law in Florida
Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law proudly serve the people of Tampa, Marathon, Big Pine Key, Gainesville, Orlando, Key Largo, Islamorada, Key West, Ocala and the surrounding communities. We answer our phones 24/7 so we can immediately begin providing assistance when you or a loved one become involved in a Florida car accident. Serious injuries won’t wait, and neither will you when you contact us by phone or text for legal assistance and advice.
We work with seasoned investigators and other partners throughout The Sunshine State to help us pursue your case. Many car accident cases never make it to court, but an attorney in your corner means that your rights are protected and you have a professional representing you in any negotiations with insurance companies and other involved parties.
Contact Ligori & Ligori today if you or a loved one sustain injuries in a Florida car accident. Call or text 813-254-7119 any time day or night for immediate assistance.
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