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Auto Accidents

Auto AccidentAccording to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, approximately 600-700 automobile crashes occur every day in Florida, and according to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 10,000,000 auto accidents every year in the U.S.

Auto accidents are usually caused by at least one of the following problems:

  • Speeding

  • Tailgating

  • Driving too slow

  • Reckless driving

  • Talking on a cell phone while driving

  • Texting and driving

  • Engaging in other distracting behavior while driving

  • Drugs and/or alcohol

  • Failure to pay attention in school or constructions zones

  • Failure to follow traffic signs

  • Falling asleep at the wheel

  • Failure to use turn signals

  • Aggressive driving

More than 2,500 people in Florida are killed each year because of car crashes, and nation-wide there are more than 36,000 fatalities.  Each year, approximately 200,000 Floridians suffer injuries from auto accidents.

With the sheer volume of auto accidents that occur day-in and day-out, insurance companies have become experts at defending their financial interests.  Insurance adjusters are skilled at protecting their profit-making interests by minimizing injury claims and payments to injured victims.  When you’ve been injured in an auto accident, it only makes sense to hire an experienced attorney who can protect your interests.

Serious car accidents can have devastating effects on victims, leaving some seriously injured, permanently disabled, and financially destroyed.  If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, Marjorie Chalfant and Steve Meyers can help.  Our commitment to clients assures you will receive the highest quality of legal representation by experienced injury attorneys.  As a Registered Nurse and successful trial attorney, Marjorie Chalfant knows the medical aspects of injuries inside and out.  Likewise, with Steve Meyers’ litigation experience representing injured clients for more than 23 years, he knows how your injuries affect your health and life.

In most cases, our experienced staff can help you with getting the necessary and correct medical treatment for your particular injuries, payment for medical bills, reimbursement for lost wages, repair of property damage, compensation for pain and suffering, and other related costs.  Our staff will also help you deal with your own auto insurance company in making necessary claims and completing paperwork for benefits, such as Personal Injury Protection (PIP), and Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist (UM) coverage , in addition to protecting your interests against the at-fault