There are more than 18 million registered vehicles in Florida. That’s according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Last year, the agency recorded nearly 317,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state and more than 2,400 people were killed in those accidents.
What that reinforces is the reality that car accidents continue to be one of the leading causes, if not the top cause in the state, of collisions that result in serious injury, and in the worst of all cases, deaths.
Those who suffer as a result of such disasters, particularly those who are injured or killed because of another driver’s negligence or the failure of some vehicle defect, might rightly expect that their insurer or the insurer of the other responsible party will cover all the financial needs that a situation demands. But in our experience, that isn’t the way things work.
Insurance company representatives are professionals who serve their companies. Like any workers, they have goals that reflect what’s best for the company, like keeping settlement costs low.
This isn’t an ideal scenario for accident victims or their surviving loved ones. Those who have been hurt as the result of a crash may be in no shape to assess how much their life will be affected. Those who have lost a loved one may be so stunned that they have trouble thinking about tomorrow.
These are the times when you not only need solid legal representation on your side, but also the skills of an attorney whose practice philosophy is seeking to help those who truly need it and building personal relationships with clients. That is what residents in the Ocala area will find at The Briggs Law Firm, and it’s why we invite your call.