Vehicle Accident Attorney
Vehicle Accident Attorney in Florida
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of major injury and death in the United States. Approximately 2.7 million people live in the Tampa Bay Area – with an average of 30,000 car accidents each year. As the Tampa Bay Area grows in popularity, the roads are bound to decrease in safety.
Florida ranks fourth place in the U.S for number of worst drivers per state. Although this ranking is high, in 2017 Florida ranked first.
In 2018, Tampa Bay had a total of 179 fatalities and Highway Patrol troopers claim there has been a 7 percent increase in fatalities since. Since the pandemic has hit, teen drivers are the leading age demographic with the highest crash rate due to school remaining out of session.
Why Should I Hire a Vehicle Accident Attorney After an Accident?
If you have been injured in a car accident we highly recommend you consult with an attorney. Rather than chasing an insurance company for compensation we suggest you focus your energy on recovery. Majority of cases handled on their own are less likely to recover the deserved money. When hiring a lawyer, your chances of maximum compensation are increased.
How a Vehicle Accident Attorney Can Help:
The first step after a car accident is hiring an attorney. Review below how we can help you.
1. Even the Playing Field
After a car accident you will be corresponding with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Hiring an attorney will ensure you are represented fairly and protect you from unlawful techniques. The goal of the insurer is that you agree to an unacceptable offer that will not sufficiently cover your accident-related costs. With our help, we will bring justice to your case ensuring your damage is covered by the at-fault drivers insurance company.
2. Ensure Your Case If Valued Properly
Avoid insurance companies assessing the value of your case and undervaluing your injuries. With the help of Mincone Law Group, we will look at what the upfront costs are today and determine the damage it may bring to your future finances. Using evidence and honorable testimony, insurance companies will struggle to offer less than expected.
3. Identify Responsible Parties
Why is it important to determine the precise cause(s) of your car accident? More than one party may be at fault. In the state of Florida, you have the right to file a claim against anyone causing harm to you. These details will help us maximize your recovery financially.
4. Limit Liability If You Share Fault
If at partial fault, you can still collect recovery compensation, although it may be limited. With the help of Mincone Law Group, we will investigate your accident thoroughly to ensure the opposing insurance company can not shift unlawful blame to you.
5. Where Do Most Accidents Happen in Tampa?
Although an accident can happen at anytime, anywhere; statistics show these are the most common locations to see a crash:
- Interstate 4 has been named one of the most dangerous highways in the country with 1.41 fatalities per mile (132 miles).
- Brandon Boulevard
- Gibsonton Drive
- Hillsborough Avenue
- Fletcher Avenue
- Dale Mabry Highway
Remember to drive safe at all times and remain aware of your surroundings!
Have you been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident? An attorney from The Mincone Law Group can help! Although you have four years to file a claim, it is important to act quickly.
Although a motorcycle accident can happen in many ways, below are the most common reported causes:
- Lane splitting
- Driver or rider negligence
- Dangerous turns
- Distracted drivers/riders
- Drunk driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Defective vehicle
Florida is the leading state for national motorcycle accidents, with more than 10,000 reported cases in 2015. Each motorcycle accident is unique, and unfortunately majority of cases end in life changing injuries. The Mincone Law Group can help you recover the compensation you deserve during this traumatizing experience.
If you have been in a devastating truck accident, The Mincone Law Group is here to help. If you have been involved in an accident, there is a high possibility you have been injured and could be out of work for an unforeseeable amount of time. Hiring an attorney will help navigate your case while you have time to recover. Truck accidents are not uncommon, and unfortunately many end fatal. Some of the causes of a truck accident may include:
- Intoxication or under the influence
- Driver error
- Vehicle malfunction
- Weather conditions
- Third party negligence
If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important that you file your claim within the four year grace period. Unfortunately, it is impossible to receive any compensation after the deadline per the Statute of Limitations. Let us help you recover maximum compensation by contacting a Mincone Law Group attorney as soon as possible.
Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? In the state of Florida, all contributors can be at fault to their own degree. When you hire an attorney from The Mincone Law Group, we thoroughly investigate your case for all parties who may be at fault.
When investigating your case, it is important to keep in mind:
- Drivers must obey all posted traffic laws while operating their vehicles safely.
- Pedestrians are to remain alert to their surroundings. Jaywalking and intersecting traffic is dangerous, especially when motor vehicles and bicycles are present.
- Bicycle Manufacturers are held liable for injuries caused by defected products produced or sold by their company.
- The city is responsible for keeping the streets and sidewalks clear of hazardous dangers.
Our lawyers at Mincone Law Group will assist in recovering all compensation for any economic or non-economic damages. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident it is important that you file your case within the four year threshold to collect any deserved compensation.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, you have the right to demand compensation. Many people rely on Tampa’s public transportation. Although riding a bus is considered one of the safest forms of transportation, it is also a risk of injury. Since 2009, fatal crashes have risen in the Tampa Bay Area. Many causes of bus accidents may include:
- Operator Negligence
- Distracted Drivers
- Fatigued Drivers
- Aggressive Drivers
- Dangerous Road Conditions
- Negligent Hiring
- Defective Buses
An experienced lawyer from The Mincone Law Group can assist in determining the cause of the accident. If more than one person contributed to your accident, you are eligible to receive compensation from all parties at fault.
Cruise Ship Accidents
Have you been involved in a cruise ship accident? If so, The Mincone Law Group is here to help. An accident on-board the ship can range from a minor slip to a life changing injury. Although many insurance companies will offer a quick payout to push off the case, hiring a lawyer to file the claim will help maximize the potential award while protecting you against their manipulative strategies. If fault is shared, you can still recover compensation. Although the cruise ship will shift as much blame on you as possible, our lawyers will assure you there is light at the end of the discouraging tunnel.
Have you experienced any of the following injuries while on a cruise ship?
- Spine Injury
- Check Injury
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Catastrophic Injury
- Eye Injury
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Burn Injury
- Wrongful Death
If so, The Mincone Law Group is here to assist you!
Lyft & Uber Accidents
If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, there are two ways to recover compensation; file a personal injury claim against the insurance company or against a negligent party. We strongly encourage hiring an attorney to represent your case. The complexity of each case varies, but we believe our tailored knowledge will provide an aggressive representation.
Minimal Insurance Requirements-
Florida’s Uber/Lyft Bill states that Uber drivers are classified as independent contractors. This lifts any responsibility the company may have if a driver is involved in an accident, and the liability shifts directly onto your Uber driver. For that reason, drivers are responsible to carry the following minimum insurance coverage:
- $10,000 PIP
- $50,000 death and BI per person
- $100,000 death and HI per incident
- $250,000 PDL per incident
Uber drivers who are providing a ride must carry $1M coverage for death, BI and property damage.
If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please seek The Mincone Law Group for further assistance.
Passenger Negligence Car Accidents
You may not be at fault or responsible for causing an accident if passengers contributed to the cause. If a particular passenger holds liability, the evidence will demonstrate such, and we can proceed with naming all guilty parties in the personal injury lawsuit.
With our experience and resources, The Mincone Law Group can help determine who was negligent, what injuries may be present, and if financial compensation is deserved.
Parking Lot Accidents
Rarely parking lot accidents are filed through a lawyer, but this is a common mistake among drivers! Serious injuries and trauma can result from a parking lot accident. If this accident was at the fault of another driver; a lawsuit can be filed against them. If you were not harmed by the accident, you do not have the right to file a lawsuit without suffering from physical damage resulting in medical care.
If you were injured walking through a parking lot we imagine that your injuries are more severe. At Mincone Law Group, we ensure that your loss wages and medical bills do not go unnoticed when filing a claim.