Redington Shores Injury Attorney
We live in a fairly safe society, governed by countless laws that ensure that the majority of people act and behave in a manner that does not harm others. However, this system is not perfect. And by some metrics, Florida has become a more dangerous place in recent years, particularly regarding transportation. While kidnappings and murders tend to make the headlines, being injured or killed in a traffic collision is a much more likely scenario than falling victim to a violent crime. Roughly 3,000 Floridians die and over 20,000 are seriously injured in traffic collisions each year. Here at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, our Redington Shores injury attorney assists injured victims in pursuing compensation from the negligent drivers who are responsible for these crashes.
Causes of Traffic Collisions
Nearly all traffic collisions are caused by driver error, with distracted driving, aggressive driving, intoxicated driving, and drowsy driving making up the four categories of dangerous driver behavior. In order for a personal injury claim to be successful, the plaintiff must establish fault, proving that the other driver caused the crash. In some cases, if an auto company or parts manufacturer’s error leads to the crash, the plaintiff must show that the crash or injury was caused by that defective part, such as a defective airbag or tire.
Types of Injuries That Qualify as Severe Enough to File a Personal Injury Claim
If a victim suffers any moderate to severe injury, they can seek compensation for it by filing a personal injury claim. In order for a claim to be successful, the severity of the injury or injuries typically demands professional medical attention (going to a hospital, urgent care, or doctor), or results in pain, immobility, and discomfort to the degree that it interferes with the victim’s job duties, childcare, household duties, or daily life. In other words, the injury has to result in damages, as described below.
Damage in an Injury Claim
Damages fall under two categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages have a tangible price tag, such as medical bills and lost income. Non-economic damages include harm that cannot be truly quantified, such as pain and suffering or loss of joy of life caused by the injury.
- Medical expenses
- Projected medical costs
- Lost income
- Lost earning ability
- Property damage
- Childcare expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of joy of life
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium (companionship) in a wrongful death claim
Call a Redington Shores Injury Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
No one deserves to be stuck with thousands of dollars in medical bills, auto repairs, and other expenses that were caused by someone else’s mistake. If you were injured in a Redington Shores traffic collision or any other type of personal injury accident, such as a slip and fall, swimming pool accident, or dog bite, you have the option of seeking compensation through a personal injury claim. A Redington Shores injury attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff is here to help. Call us today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a no-cost consultation.