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Car and Truck Accidents

Auto Accidents can have a devastating impact on you and your family. Car accidents cause a loss of time, property, health, and even life. Many elements can contribute to a car accident, including driver error and negligence, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. today. Our attorneys have the skills, experience and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf. We are dedicated to representing the rights of individuals and families who have been injured in car or truck accidents anywhere in Florida or Georgia.

  • In 2010, there were 235,461 crashes in the State of Florida. More than half of them (195,104) involved injuries; 2,444 involved fatalities
  • In 2010, there were approximately 645 crashes a day
  • In 2010, there were 7,484 motorcycle accidents in the state of Florida.  6,686 were injured, 350 killed(Source: Florida Highway Safety  and Motor Vehicles Traffic Crash Statistics Report  2010)
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Motor Vehicle Accidents- An Overview

No Fault:
Many states, including Florida, have adopted a no fault liability policy for car accidents. When a driver has been in an accident in Florida, No Fault Auto Insurance allows the driver to collect from his or her insurance company no matter who is at fault. When the damages or injuries exceed a certain monetary threshold or injury level, the injured parties are free to pursue full compensation against the responsible or negligent driver.

Liability:
Full recovery can only be made by proving that the car accident was the fault of the other driver. Proof is essential. A good car accident attorney knows the importance of identifying witnesses, interviewing police officers, and if necessary, obtaining accident reconstruction experts. Edwards and Ragatz, P.A., utilizes all of our resources to obtain all the pertinent information to your case.

Damages:
Once liability is established in a car accident case, the next step is to prove, explain and quantify the seriousness of the injuries. A good Florida car accident attorney will have the extensive contacts and method of communication to assist their clients in documenting the seriousness of the injury.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists:
Drivers who refuses or are unable to carry proper motor vehicle insurance are placing themselves at risk. If a driver injures another person, the insurance will be inadequate to cover the damages. Injured parties, however, may be covered by their own insurance policies; uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage protects accident victims in these cases.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call us today to set up an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your potential case.

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