Car accidents claimed over 38,000 lives in the U.S. in 2020. While some of the 2.28 million car accident injury victims that year recovered, many car accident victims need long-term treatment or suffer from irreversible injuries that permanently impact their lives.
Bradenton car accident lawyers understand the devastating impact a motor vehicle accident (MVA) can have on your health, well-being, and finances. We help car accident victims get justice.
There were 6,772 car crashes in Manatee County in 2021, a notable increase from the 5,586 car wrecks in Manatee County in 2020. The number of fatalities and injuries recorded in 2021 was also higher. Car crashes claimed 71 lives in Manatee County in 2021 and injured 5,129 people. In 2020, 65 people died in car accidents in the county, while 4,430 were injured.
In 2021, seven vehicles were involved in fatal accidents in Bradenton, causing six fatalities. The number of people involved in these fatal accidents was 11, including four pedestrians. Bradenton experienced a decline in fatalities in 2021. The city recorded nine fatalities in traffic accidents in 2020, including two accidents involving drunk drivers.
Intersections are high accident areas, but some intersections have higher accident rates than others. Some intersections are dangerous because of limited visibility and heavy traffic volumes. Others have a higher accident rate because of a confusing layout.
The most dangerous intersections in Bradenton include the following intersections:
Common car accident causes include the following:
There are some times of the day and year when car accidents are more likely to occur, including the following:
There are also locations where traffic accidents are more common, including the following:
There are specific things you should do after a car accident if you or someone else has been injured. Following this checklist ensures you’ve fulfilled your legal obligations and protected your legal rights.
Car accident lawyers perform several essential tasks for their clients. They assess the situation to determine whether you have grounds for a legal claim and explain the process. Although you can file a car accident lawsuit, an attorney will file completed legal paperwork with the courts. They’ll explain the legal process, ensure you know what to expect, and gather the evidence to support your claim.
Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, charges contingency fees for car accident cases. This means we receive a percentage of your settlement when we win your case. There are no upfront fees; you won’t pay anything until we win your case. There’s no financial risk when you hire one of our attorneys to handle your claim.
Every state sets a time limit for filing criminal and civil cases. Florida car accident victims must file personal injury accident lawsuits within 48 months of the accident’s date. However, some factors can alter the deadline. Suppose your spouse died in a car wreck. You may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is 24 months.
There are times when the courts will extend the filing deadline. Suppose you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, and the at-fault party took steps to avoid being identified or moved to another state. The courts may waive the 48-month statute in this situation. The courts may also waive the statute if you were in a coma and unable to take legal action for some time following your accident.
Car accident claim timelines vary. The insurance company may be motivated to resolve the case quickly, enabling us to negotiate a fair settlement. But cases can also take years to resolve if the insurance company refuses to settle, and we have to present your case at trial.
Your auto accident lawyer will investigate your accident and gather evidence to support your claim. Your lawyer will explain the damages you can seek after your accident, ensuring you get the maximum compensation.
Your lawyer will also negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company, so you don’t have to worry about what to say or how to motivate them to increase their settlement offer. Our attorneys will use the evidence we’ve gathered to support your claim and get you the settlement you deserve.
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