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Car Accidents 

When was the last time you have been involved in a car accident?

If you're like most people, you take for granted the everyday things you do without thinking. You get in your car, turn on the ignition, and drive to work or run errands. But what would happen if suddenly, something unexpected happened while driving? That's a question that every driver should ask themselves. In the United States, there is a car accident every 10 seconds. These accidents can leave victims with serious injuries that require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. If you are involved in a car accident, it is important to know what steps to take to protect yourself and your rights. Contact an experienced lawyer to discuss your case and learn more about your options.

Automobile Accident in Sarasota, Florida.

In Florida, car accidents occur frequently.

The most common type of accident is a rear-end collision, which often happens when drivers are not paying attention to the road. Other very common types of accidents include T-bone collisions, head-on collisions, and side-swipe accidents. Drivers should be aware of these dangers and take precautions to avoid accidents.

Florida sees more car accidents than any other state in the country!

Did you know that car accidents happen on busy roads like I-95 and I-75 than any other roads in Florida?

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are an average of over 350,000 car accidents each year in Florida. This number is unfortunately only going up as the population continues to grow. Majority of car accidents occur during the daytime hours. This is likely due to the increased amount of traffic on the roads during these times. However, accidents can and do happen at any time of day. Drivers should be aware of this and take extra caution when driving, especially during busy times.

You Should Avoid Using These MAJOR HIGHWAYS during Rush Hour!

Rush hour is typically from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm. During these times, there are more drivers on the road, so be sure to stay alert and be cautious of other drivers. Be especially careful during this time, as traffic can get backed up and accidents can happen more easily.

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If you are in a car accident,

it is important to take the following steps:

  1. Remain calm and stay safe.

  2. Check for injuries and provide first aid, if necessary.

  3. Call the police and report the accident.

  4. Exchange information with the other drivers involved in the accident.

  5. Contact an experienced lawyer to discuss your case.

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Car Accident Injuries in Sarasota, Tamp or any other surrounding areas in Florida.

Some of the most common types of injuries that can occur in a car accident include:

- Head injuries

There are many different types of head injuries that can occur in a car accident, including but not limited to:

Concussions are a type of head injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by a sudden impact to the head and can result in a variety of symptoms, including headache, nausea, dizziness, and confusion. Concussions are a common type of injury and can occur in any type of accident.

Skull fractures examples are linear skull fractures and depressed skull fractures. Linear skull fractures are cracks or breaks in the bone that typically do not cause any serious damage. However, depressed skull fractures are much more serious and can cause serious brain damage.

Brain hemorrhages can occur during a car accident when there is a sudden impact to the head. They are caused by a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain and can lead to serious injuries, including death. Brain hemorrhages can be difficult to diagnose and often require a CT scan or MRI to identify.

Headaches are a common symptom of a concussion and can be quite painful. They can range in severity from mild to severe and often last for several days or weeks. Some of the most common symptoms of a headache are nausea and dizziness.

 

Neck pain is a common injury that can occur in a car accident. It is often caused by the sudden impact to the head and neck that occurs in a car accident. Neck pain can be quite debilitating and can interfere with daily activities. There are several different types of neck pain that can occur in a car accident, including whiplash, sprains and strains!

 

Whiplash is the most common type of neck pain that occurs in a car accident. It is caused by the sudden movement of the head and neck, often as a result of being rear-ended. Whiplash can cause pain, stiffness, and headaches.

Sprains and Strains are another common type of neck pain that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the muscles and ligaments in the neck becoming stretched or torn. Sprains and strains can be quite painful and often require physical therapy to recover from.

- Back injuries

There are many different types of back injuries that can occur in a car accident, including but not limited to:

Herniated discs are a common type of back injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the sudden impact to the spine and can lead to serious pain. Herniated discs often require surgery to correct.

Spinal cord injuries are a serious type of injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the sudden impact to the spine and can result in paralysis. Spinal cord injuries often require extensive medical care and can be life-changing.

 

Fractured vertebrae are another common type of back injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the sudden impact to the spine and can lead to serious pain. Fractured vertebrae often require surgery to correct.

- Chest injuries

There are many different types of chest injuries that can occur in a car accident, including but not limited to:

Broken ribs are a common type of chest injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the impact to the chest and can lead to serious pain. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the broken ribs. This is often the case when the broken ribs are severe or when there is a risk of further complications. Though, broken ribs can often be treated with other additional steps as well as:

  • RICE therapy: RICE therapy is a treatment that involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It is often very effective in treating broken ribs and can help to reduce the pain and inflammation.

  • Pain medications: There are many different types of pain medications that can be used to treat the pain associated with car accident injuries. The type of medication that is best for you will depend on the severity of your pain and the type of injury that you have sustained. Some of the most common types of pain medications include NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioids.

  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy is often used to treat the pain and symptoms associated with car accident injuries. Physical therapy can help to improve range of motion, flexibility, and strength. It can also help to reduce pain and inflammation.

 

Punctured lungs are a serious type of chest injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the impact to the chest and can result in life-threatening injuries.A punctured lung can cause life threatening and even sometimes fatal internal bleeding.

Internal bleeding is a serious type of abdominal injury that can occur in a car accident. It is caused by the impact to the abdomen and can result in serious injuries. Internal bleeding can often be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.

- Arm & Leg Injuries

Fractured bones are a common type of arm or leg injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the sudden impact to the arm or leg and can lead to serious pain.

 

Bruises are a common type of arm or leg injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the impact to the arm or leg and can lead to swelling and pain. Bruises often resolve on their own without any treatment.

 

Lacerations are a common type of arm or leg injury that can occur in a car accident. They are caused by the impact to the arm or leg and can lead to bleeding and pain. Lacerations often require stitches to close them up.

Wondering who pays for your medical bills & expenses?

Anyone who has been injured in a car accident can use personal injury protection (PIP). PIP is a type of insurance coverage that helps to pay for the medical expenses and lost wages associated with car accident injuries. It is important to note that PIP is not limited to car accidents that occur while you are driving; it can also be used if you are injured as a passenger or pedestrian. In the state of Florida, personal injury protection (PIP) covers up to $10,000 in medical expenses. PIP also covers up to $5,000 in lost wages.

Car Accident Medical Bills and Expenses.

Does everybody have Personal Injury Protection?

No, not everybody has personal injury protection.

Can my personal injury protection claim get denied?

YES! Your personal injury protection claim can get denied!

There are a few reasons why your personal injury protection claim might be denied. One reason might be if the driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Another reason might be if the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. PIP will also typically not cover injuries that are caused by intentional acts, such as assault or murder.

What if my injuries are more serious than what personal injury protection covers?

If your injuries are more serious than what personal injury protection can cover, you may need to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. A personal injury lawyer can help you to determine if this is the best option for you.

Always remember, a car accident is something that is not planned!

       It's important that you have The Sheldrick Law Firm's contact information saved and ready to dial in the event you or a loved one are involved in an accident and need to speak with an attorney immediately. This is specifically important if you have any injuries, even if they do not seem serious. Many car accident injuries can be difficult to detect and may only become apparent after some time has passed.

 

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with your car accident case.

 

We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and determine the best course of action. Call us today at 561-440-7775 to get started.

 

 

 

The Sheldrick Law Firm

Accident & Personal Injury Law Firm

Phone: 561-440-7775

Locations: Florida, New Jersey, New York

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