How Kemp Injury Law Can Help after Winter Haven Car Accident Injury

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While a car accident can happen in the blink of an eye, the physical and emotional injuries sustained in the accident can stay with a victim for a lifetime. The financial ramifications of a car accident can also have a lasting impact on a victim and his or her entire family. Fortunately, the law allows an injured victim to seek compensation from a party who caused or contributed to a car accident. If you were injured in a car accident, a Winter Haven car accident lawyer at Kemp Personal Injury Law can help ensure that you recover the compensation to which you are entitled for all your injuries.

The aftermath of a Winter Haven car accident can be confusing and traumatic for an injured victim faced with the need to arrange for medical care, cope with lost income, and understand the legal implications of the accident. Instead of attempting to tackle all of that alone, let an experienced Winter Haven car accident lawyer at Kemp Personal Injury Law help you. Our team has the skills, resources, and dedication needed to identify and pursue the party or parties responsible for your injuries, and we are committed to holding them accountable and ensuring that you are fully and fairly compensated for your physical injuries and emotional trauma.

What Are Some Common Types of Winter Haven Car Accidents?

According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV), there were 13,498 motor vehicle crashes in Polk County in 2022 causing 131 deaths and 5,974 non-fatal injuries. While there are an infinite number of ways in which a car accident can happen, common types of Winter Haven car accidents include:

  • Chain reaction crashes.
  • Single-vehicle accidents.
  • Rollover accidents.
  • Rear-end accidents.
  • Intersection collisions.
  • T-bone crashes.

What Causes Winter Haven Car Accidents?

Although we commonly use the word “accident” when referring to a motor vehicle collision, most collisions are actually caused by the negligent acts or omissions of at least one involved party. When that is the case, the negligent party may be held legally and financially liable for the resulting injuries. Only a Winter Haven car accident lawyer can review the facts and circumstances of the car accident in which you were injured to determine if it appears that another party’s negligence contributed to the collision; however, some common examples of negligence in a Winter Haven car accident include:

  • Driving while distracted.
  • Speeding.
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications, or over-the-counter medications.
  • Aggressive driving.
  • Driving while fatigued.

What Should I Do After a Winter Haven Car Accident?

Despite understanding the possibility of being involved in a collision every time you are in a vehicle, you likely never spend any time thinking about what to do after actually being injured in a car accident. The steps you take after a collision, however, can profoundly impact your physical, emotional, and financial recovery. With that in mind, it is in your best interest to take the following steps after a Winter Haven car accident:

  1. Submit to a medical examination. Accept transport or take yourself to the nearest hospital and submit to a thorough medical examination. This applies even if you do not believe you were seriously injured. Some life-threatening injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or internal organ damage, do not produce noticeable symptoms immediately following the injury but can be fatal if left undiagnosed. A medical examination also serves as documentation of the relationship between your injuries and the car accident.
  2. Contact law enforcement. If the severity of the collision requires it, call 9-1-1 from the scene. Even if the collision does not warrant an emergency response, contact the relevant law enforcement agency, and ask that a report be filed documenting the crash. Along with documentation that the collision occurred, the report should include the names and contact information of the involved parties and any witnesses.
  3. Document the accident and your injuries. When possible, take photos at the scene of the crash, the involved vehicle, and relevant road/traffic conditions with your cell phone. After your medical examination, document your injuries by keeping copies of doctor’s bills, therapy notes, lost income, and other documentary evidence.
  4. Consult with an experienced Winter Haven car accident lawyer. If another driver was responsible for the collision, you may be contacted by an adjuster for their insurance company. Do not speak to the adjuster, or anyone else, about the accident until you have consulted with an experienced Winter Haven car accident lawyer. You could inadvertently say something against your interests that could ultimately reduce the strength and value of your car accident case.

How Can an Experienced Winter Haven Car Accident Lawyer Help?

The team at Kemp Personal Injury Law understands how difficult the days, weeks, and months can be following a car accident, which is why we are committed to being by your side throughout your recovery. Drawing on Attorney Adam Kemp’s experience as an associate at one of the nation’s leading personal injury firms and his past role as a prosecuting attorney, the Kemp team possesses the expertise and resources necessary to effectively represent those affected by Winter Haven car accidents. If you are an injured victim or surviving family member, an experienced Winter Haven car accident lawyer can help ensure that the party (or parties) responsible for your injuries or loss is held accountable and that you are fully compensated for those injuries or loss.

If you were injured in a Winter Haven car accident, or you lost a family member in one, contact an experienced Winter Haven car accident lawyer at Kemp Personal Injury Law to discuss your legal options. It is our mission to make sure that victims who were injured in a preventable car accident receive the maximum compensation available. Contact the team today for your free initial consultation by calling 863-225-0254 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.

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