Automobile accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 35,385 people were killed and 2,443,000 were injured in traffic crashes in recent years.
If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident while driving in Tampa, Pasco County, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel or surrounding areas, contact the office of Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC today. Our experienced Tampa car accident attorneys can help you.
At Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC we maintain a small caseload so we can give the required attention and care to each case and every case. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience successfully handling a wide range of personal injury matters, including injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. We are passionate advocates for our clients, taking a hands-on approach and aggressively pursuing the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Cases involving serious car accidents can be complex and insurance companies are not concerned with treating you fairly. Insurance companies typically look out for their own best interests, focusing on minimizing their payouts and maximizing dividends for shareholders. Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side gives you a distinct advantage. Our experienced attorneys can:
Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, many of them involving human error. Common causes of car accidents in Florida include the following.
Despite stiff penalties for DUI, drunk drivers are still a menace on the roads. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8,476 people were killed in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver in Florida in a recent 10-year period.
Distracted driving is any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from operating a motor vehicle, including:
The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 3,450 people in the U.S. were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2016.
Aggressive driving is a combination of dangerous driving behaviors. It may involve speeding, erratic lane changes, tailgating, failure to yield the right-of-way, and failure to obey traffic signs and signals.
Virtually any type of injury can be sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Common auto accident injuries include:
After a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages may include:
Non-economic damages compensate you for intangible losses, such as physical and mental pain and suffering. In some cases involving malicious and deplorable conduct on the part of the defendant, punitive damages (designed to punish the defendant and to set an example) may also be awarded.
If you or your loved one has been seriously hurt in an auto accident, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC today. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim. Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC proudly serves personal injury victims in Tampa, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, and surrounding areas of Florida.
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