Serious car accidents occur every day all over the country, and Florida is no exception. Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle data showed that Broward County led the state in car crashes in 2020, registering 34,050 total accidents. Being involved in any kind of car accident can be a traumatic experience—and oftentimes costly. You may find yourself severely hurt, temporarily or permanently unable to work due to your injuries, or buried under a mountain of medical debt and other expenses.
Fortunately, if you’re looking to hold the at-fault parties accountable for their negligence, The Law Offices of Scott Sobol can help. Attorney Scott Sobol and his firm are proud to assist clients in pursuing fair compensation throughout Hollywood and the surrounding area.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Hollywood, Florida
With car accidents occurring so frequently in Florida, the likelihood that you or a loved one will face one is high. If you can prove that someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior led to the injury-causing car accident, you may be able to recover compensation. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving (driving while texting, etc.)
- Reckless driving
- Driving while drowsy
- Failing to obey road laws
If you were involved in a car accident, you should consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss your legal options.
Different Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents aren’t just common, but also varied. There are several different types of accidents that can happen. Throughout our years of practice, the firm has seen and successfully litigated all different types of car accidents. Some of the more typical types of car accidents we have handled include:
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Commercial truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Not surprisingly, car accidents usually result in injuries. While injuries in car accidents can be either minor or serious, they depend largely on the type of accident that occurred and the circumstances surrounding it. No matter your injury, determining liability is a key element in recovering compensation.
Common Injuries in Hollywood Car Accidents
No two car accidents are alike. Because of this, no matter what type of accident you encounter, your injuries could involve any one of the numerous types of common injuries. Here are a few:
- Head, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Back strains
Often, the pain may be so severe that you’re unable to return to work. Without the help of a skilled lawyer, your injury could leave you confused and financially burdened.
How a Hollywood Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Because of Attorney Sobol’s years of experience successfully litigating car accident claims, he has developed a proven track record of success. He is proud to offer his services to drivers, passengers and even pedestrians, carefully and meticulously gathering all relevant evidence, working with expert witnesses, and perhaps most importantly, working hard to prepare and present the most effective case for your due compensation.
Still, there are key pieces of information that you yourself can provide in the immediate aftermath of your accident:
- Names and contact information of all the people involved in the accident
- Names and contact information of any witnesses
- Date, time, and place of the accident
- The other driver’s license number and insurance information
- Case number from the police officer at the scene
Do not hesitate to contact a Hollywood car accident attorney for help with your claim. You should not have to navigate recovering from your injury and filing a claim for damages alone.
What Damages Can You Recover From a Car Accident?
With the help of a dedicated Hollywood car accident lawyer, you may be able to collect compensation in the form of damages from your car accident. Such damages could cover a wide array of expenses, including:
- Accident-related medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income (if your injuries will permanently affect your earning capacity)
- Costs related to the damage of your vehicle or other property
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological trauma from the accident
- Reduced quality of life
- Scarring or disfigurement
Obviously, the amount of damages you can recover from your accident depends on the specifics of your case and the losses you suffered. Florida car accident law adheres to what is known as “comparative negligence”, meaning that your potential recovery is reduced based on your percentage of fault related to the accident.
Injured in an Accident?
Speak With a Hollywood Car Accident Attorney
At The Law Offices of Scott Sobol, our priorities match those of our clients. We do not take any steps unless they are steps toward a client’s goal. We have helped over one thousand clients pursue full compensation and move forward after experiencing serious accidents. No matter where you live in the greater Hollywood area, we are ready to help. If you have been injured in a car accident, fill out our contact form or contact us at (954) 440-2000 for a free consultation.