No Recovery, You Owe Us Nothing
Most Americans have experienced auto accidents only as crashes and explosions on the movie screen or virtual collisions in action video games. Dozens of television shows and popular movies feature high speed car chase “entertainment” that results in crashes with “pretend” fatalities and injuries. And best-selling car crash video games reward players with the highest number of crashes and the most people killed.
But the adrenaline rush from a movie screen or video game is a far cry from the actual death and devastation caused by auto accidents in the United States each year.
Preliminary estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that deadly car crashes rose by as much as 9.5 percent in 2015. The final tally could mean the most car-related deaths since 2007 and the largest rate of increase in fatalities for 50 years.
The NHTSA’s early estimate of motor vehicle traffic fatalities for the first nine months (January through September) of 2015 indicates that 26,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes – an increase of nearly 10 percent from the first nine months of 2014.
Many experts were both surprised and alarmed at this news, because fatalities were on the decrease from 2006 through 2014. The number of people injured in vehicle crashes in 2014 rose from 2.31 million to 2.34 million, but there were 219 fewer people killed than the previous year.
The attorneys at Searcy Denney understand that, whether the total number of auto accidents increases or decreases, even one death is one too many.
If your family member is one of the thousands killed, or you are one of the more than two million injured, you know that these numbers have human faces and human consequences. In addition to the grief of a loved one’s death or the pain of serious injuries, unanticipated medical expenses and lost wages can empty your bank account.
Whether you are a disabled single mom worried about caring for your children, a businessman unable to support your family, or parents of a child who faces a lifetime of expensive and painful medical treatments, we know you will have questions about how your family can recover from the tragedy. But no case is too complex, and each experience is different. So our car accident attorneys listen to you and help you sort out your options for recovery from those responsible for the harm.
If you and your family are suffering the death or injury of a loved one in an auto accident, our West Palm Beach and Tallahassee personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to pursue recovery on your behalf. When we represent you, we bring to your cause:
If you or a family member has been injured in a vehicle accident and you want to discuss a potential claim, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced auto accident lawyers. Just fill in our Contact Form or call us at 1-800-780-8607 to arrange for your free confidential consultation.