Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Florida Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES), there were 393,670 recorded auto crashes in Florida in 2017.
Automobile accidents affect people of all ages, sizes, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Although auto accident rates have been on a downward trend overall, they are still an area of concern for drivers and passengers everywhere. They can result in serious, life-threatening or even fatal injuries — with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting that an average of 30,000 people are killed in crashes every year.
Car crashes often lead to unwanted consequences, including loss of income, permanent injuries, and pain and suffering. These accidents can be caused by any number of individual or combination of contributing factors, including:
- Distracted driving (such as texting or adjusting the radio)
- Driving under the influence of a substance (such as drugs or alcohol)
- Reckless driving (such as speeding, following too closely to other vehicles, taking corners too quickly)
- Weather or other hazardous road conditions
After any automobile accident, you should always contact an attorney. Lowman Law Firm attorneys bring a mix of knowledge, skills, compassion and care to every personal injury case. Your success is ours as well, and we won’t receive any money until you have been