Every year, an excess of 40,000 Americans (an average of 110 per day) die in the more than six million auto accidents that take place in the United States. In more than half of those accidents, drivers and passengers suffer injuries, with two-thirds of them enduring permanent injuries as a result.
In too many cases, the cause of the accident is the result of distracted driving due to chatting on a cell phone or texting. Other factors relate to drunk driving, road construction or defective vehicles.
In a recent example of the dangers on the road, on Tuesday, January 20, two drivers were involved in a serious accident on the corner of Southwest Fourth Avenue and 15th Street in Fort Lauderdale after colliding at an intersection.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue was called because one of the cars was so badly damaged, the driver had to be cut out of the car. Both drivers were transported to Broward Health Medical Center, with one driver in critical condition while the other’s condition was unknown.
Those families whose loved ones die in such accidents have suffered an irreplaceable loss, while those injured not only have to deal with the pain involved, but may be financially hurt by medical bills and loss of income.
In these type of cases, the injured may not receive proper compensation from their insurance companies, since such businesses are only looking out for their bottom line. In addition, whether the other driver is uninsured or underinsured may become a factor.
The victims in these situations are usually at a huge disadvantage, since personal injury cases, especially those involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death, can take years to settle due to complex legal maneuvering. Insurance companies can wait out such cases, but virtually all victims lack the financial resources to match that patience. That means hiring the proper auto accident attorney Fort Lauderdale is paramount to receiving justice for the pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish.
So if you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, contact a Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorney in the law offices of Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead at 954-748-6488. Our lawyers have sought justice for their clients for more than a quarter century. Since distance may be an issue when it comes to meeting us, we have the ability to consult with clients at eight area offices.