Driving on Florida’s roads is no stroll in the park. Central Florida has some of the most dangerous freeways in the state. A traffic accident on your daily commute could change your life in an instant. Despite all of the safety features installed on cars today, the high-speed physics of traffic collisions means you could be facing catastrophic injuries.
If a traffic accident is not your fault, you should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence. You should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible after a traffic accident, especially if you’ve suffered injuries. The attorneys at The Frick Law Firm can help you get the medical treatment you need to recover and hold the guilty party responsible for your losses.
The damages you recover in a personal injury claim could cover your medical bills, any income you lose from being unable to work, and any pain and suffering you’ve experienced. If you’ve lost a loved one to a traffic accident in Florida, you can file a claim for wrongful death or a survivor’s action. A lawyer can help you assess your options
You may be confused about what to do after a car crash. You must first determine who was at fault in the accident then file the proper legal claims. You may have to deal with you or another driver’s insurance company, neither of which are on your side. It’s no wonder that many car accident victims settle for less than they’re fully owed after a crash. Most people just want to move on with their lives after something so stressful. But the law is here to help “make you whole” by compensating you for the harm you’ve suffered.
Your lawyer is the one person who is truly in your corner to help you recover from your injury. Distracted driving, driving under the influence, reckless driving, unsafe road conditions, and mechanical defects can all cause accidents on Florida roads. The most common injuries in car accidents involve whiplash, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as concussions, broken bones, amputations, road rash or cuts, and emotional distress. Not all injuries are obvious right away. Even if you “feel okay” after an accident, you should get checked out by a doctor. Many traffic accident injuries are latent – they may not show up until days, weeks, months, or even years down the line.
You want to catch any injuries early on so that you can take care of your health and put responsibility where it belongs. Medical bills can start to pile up quickly – but a personal injury claim can help cover these costs. A lawsuit can even cover you for any income you lose from taking time off work to recover. Going against an auto insurance company may sound overwhelming, but that’s where the experienced attorneys at The Frick Law Firm come in. We go toe-to-toe with the insurance companies for you, taking the stress of negotiation off your shoulders
Because trucks tend to be so massive in comparison to passenger vehicles, they have a sizable advantage in accidents. Tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and big rigs usually weigh significantly more than other cars. As a result, truck accidents can be devastating. Truck drivers, especially those driving commercial operations, must comply with industry regulations to keep the roads safe for all. But commercial truck driving operations want to maximize profits.
If companies pressure their drivers into working longer hours or speeding to meet delivery deadlines, that puts other drivers on the road at risk. Trucking companies are responsible for the actions of their drivers while they’re in the course of their job duties. Trucks can become hazards to other drivers when they take routes not approved for trucks, violate hours of service requirements, or exceed load and weight limits.
Failing to take these standards of care can be evidence of negligence. At The Frick Law Firm, we take on the trucking companies to get you the justice you deserve. You can leave the legal issues to us while you focus on your recovery.
Bus drivers may be working long hours or driving tired, especially if there are staff shortages. While local city buses may travel at slower speeds, others can travel just as fast as regular traffic. In the event of a collision, buses have a clear size advantage over passenger cars. Even pedestrians and passengers getting on and off are at risk from poorly driven buses. Bus accidents can get complicated, fast. If you’re a passenger in a bus crash, you may suffer severe injuries such as broken bones, cuts, whiplash, head injury, and spinal cord injury.
This is especially true if you’re on a bus without passenger seatbelts. Whether your traffic accident involves a public bus or private bus company, you deserve compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at The Frick Law Firm can help you determine who was at fault in your accident and hold them responsible for your damages.
The dangers of motorcycles are well documented. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are naturally at a greater risk of injury because they are unprotected on the road. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and can be difficult for other drivers to see in their blind spots. You could do everything right on your motorcycle but another driver’s carelessness can still cause a crash.
With no seatbelts or walls to protect you, you could suffer catastrophic injuries including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), amputation, or paralysis. These types of injuries usually require long-term medical treatment and supportive care. You may even become unable to work. If someone else’s negligent driving caused your injuries, you should not be the one left to foot the bill. A personal injury claim can help you get the compensation you need to heal and move forward with your life.
Uber/lyft & rideshare accidents
We all hope for the best whenever we get into an Uber or Lyft. But with the number of rideshares on the road today, accidents are bound to happen. Whether you’re a passenger inside a rideshare vehicle or a third party caught up in a collision with one, you may wonder how the rideshare companies affect your situation.
Both Lyft and Uber carry insurance to cover passengers who get injured in their vehicles. But drivers for both companies must also carry their own insurance. To make matters even more complicated, it can be hard to get anyone on the phone at either company to discuss your claims. If another driver was at fault in the crash, you may have to talk to their insurance.
At The Frick Law Firm, you can leave this to us – we take care of this process for you. We talk to the right insurance companies on your behalf so you don’t have to deal with them.
Bicycling is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint, get in your physical activity, and avoid a stop-and-go commute in a car. But despite the many projects around Miami to make city roads more friendly to cyclists, bicycle accidents happen all over Southern Florida. And in a collision between a bicycle and a car, the car usually has the advantage. Despite wearing a helmet and proper visibility gear, cyclists are often at the mercy of the drivers around them. Some drivers simply don’t give cyclists enough room or respect on the road. Others might not know the proper traffic and safety etiquette around cyclists. Still others could simply be distracted, texting, or careless about checking their blind spots. Traffic accidents can be catastrophic for cyclists, who are no match for cars, SUVs, trucks, and other larger vehicles. An injury from a bicycle accident could leave you needing extensive medical treatment. Your injuries could make you unable to work. Your bicycle might also be destroyed in the accident, leaving you with no method of transportation. The accident attorneys at The Frick Law Firm are here to stand up for bicyclists and their rights. If you get hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t be the one who pays for it. A legal claim could help you recover compensation for your losses – including medical bills, lost income, and property damage so you can replace your bicycle.
Florida’s busy highways have always been dangerous for people on foot, with wide boulevards, congested intersections, and aggressive drivers. Any vehicle traveling over 20 miles per hour can cause catastrophic injury to unprotected pedestrians. Broken or shattered bones, spinal injuries, internal organ injuries, head injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are some of the most common injuries in pedestrian accidents.
These conditions may require extensive medical treatment and even long-term care. If you’re on a pedestrian walkway or crossing, you have the right-of-way and traffic must yield to you. Speeding, careless driving, failing to signal, and DUI can all cause accidents where drivers fail to notice or yield to pedestrians. Insurance companies may try to deny claims by blaming pedestrians for running out into traffic. But a lawyer can help you put fault where it belongs and get you the compensation you deserve for treatment and rehabilitation.
When it comes to traffic accidents, you should not fight for your rights alone. Your attorney is the one person who is in your corner throughout the entire process of getting justice. At The Frick Law Firm, we keep you in the loop and always proceed with your goals in mind.