Auto Accidents Both Common and Stressful

by admin on August 17, 2010

It is estimated that nearly every single person who drives will be in some type of auto accident during their driving career. Considering the number of drivers on our nation’s roadways, that’s a lot of auto accidents. If you have had the misfortune of being involved in an auto accident, you know that even when the injuries and damages are minor, there is a lot of stress involved. When an accident involves serious personal injury or a death, the stress is magnified greatly.

Some states see more auto accidents than others. If the state in which you live is a state that attracts a large number of tourists, such as Florida, then the chances of you being involved in an accident increase as the number of motorists on the roads increases. If you are in an auto accident while living or visiting Florida, you may need a car accident lawyer. In highly travelled areas such as Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida, car accident lawyers are abundant, so you need to do your research and find one that will really fight for you and get you the compensation to which you are entitled.

If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence or careless disregard, you may be awarded damages for a variety of losses including:

• Medical expenses
• Physical rehabilitation
• Lost wages
• Funeral expenses (in the event of wrongful death)
• Loss of consortium (companionship)
• Loss of future earning potential
• Pain and suffering

To recover damages for pain and suffering in Florida, mental anguish and similar losses, the injured party’s legal team must prove the following:

• Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
• Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement
• Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
• Death


About the Author:
If you live in Florida or were in an auto accident while visiting Florida and were injured in a car accident, please visit the website of Lusk, Drasites, Tolisano & Smith, P.A., Ft. Myers and Cape Coral car accident attorneys, today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.
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