Lakeland Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident can cause lasting physical and emotional injuries as well as result in financial hardship that can linger for months, even years, after the accident. Although we call them car accidents, the truth is that most collisions are preventable and are caused by negligence on the part of one or more parties. If your involvement in a Lakeland car accident resulted in injuries, or you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party or parties.
Following a car accident, an injured victim needs to heal physically and emotionally. Healing is often made more difficult, however, by the stressful financial predicament victims are often in because of their injuries. At Kemp Personal Injury Law, we work with victims just like you every day who are facing similar challenges, and we are committed to helping. You do not need to navigate the legal system alone. Instead, let us put our experience, resources, and unrelenting quest for justice to work for you.
Allow Lakeland car accident lawyer Adam Kemp to remove the burden of identifying at-fault parties, dealing with insurance companies, and pursuing compensation so that you can focus on the healing process. The team at Kemp Personal Injury Law will aggressively pursue compensation to ensure that you are justly compensated for all your injuries and to ensure that the at-fault party (or parties) is held accountable for those injuries.
What Are Some Common Types of Lakeland Car Accidents?
Unfortunately, Florida has routinely placed in the top five states for car accidents, with over 13,000 accidents in Polk County alone in 2022, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV). Those crashes caused 131 people to lose their lives and another 9,540 to sustain injuries. While car accidents can – and do – occur in a variety of ways, some common types of Lakeland car accidents include:
- T-bone collisions
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Rollover crashes
- Chain reaction crashes
The severity of your injuries, as well as the number of injuries and the type of injuries you sustain in a car accident, is often linked to the type of accident in which you were involved. A rear-end collision, for instance, frequently results in whiplash injuries that can range from mild to severe in nature. The number, type, and severity of your injuries will directly affect the value of your car accident case. Having an experienced Lakeland car accident lawyer from Kemp Personal Injury Law on your side is the key to maximizing the compensation you receive for your injuries.
What Are Common Causes of Lakeland Car Accidents?
We commonly say that someone was involved in a car accident; however, negligence on the part of one or more parties causes most crashes. In simple terms, negligence is found when a party breaches the duty of care owed to another party. In the case of a car crash, common examples of negligence include:
- Impaired Driving. Despite a monumental effort to stop people from driving while impaired in the U.S., data compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) tells us that a fatal crash involving an impaired driver happens every hour throughout the nation.
- Speed. The NHTSA also tells us that speed consistently ranks as a top contributing factor in motor vehicle collisions, contributing to one out of every three crashes.
- Distracted Driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers anything that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your focus off the task of driving to be distracted driving, a factor that contributes to a fatal crash every three hours nationwide.
- Fatigued Driving. Driving while drowsy is every bit as dangerous, according to the Foundation for Traffic Safety (FTS), and contributes to one in five crashes throughout the country.
Knowing what factors caused or contributed to a crash is essential to determining who was at fault in the collision. At Kemp Personal Injury Law, we will tirelessly investigate your car accident to make sure we have identified those factors and the party (or parties) at fault so that you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries.
What Are Some Common Car Accident Injuries?
Every car accident occurs in a unique way, and every victim suffers unique injuries. Those injuries can be physical or emotional and may range in severity from relatively minor to life-threatening, even fatal. Common car accident injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries, including herniated discs
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Lost limbs
- Cuts and lacerations
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
How Does Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law Impact my Lakeland Car Accident Case?
Florida is one of several states that has a “no-fault” insurance law requiring all drivers to carry a minimum amount ($10,000) of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage. When injuries are sustained in a collision, an injured victim’s own PIP coverage handles medical expenses up to the limit without addressing the issue of fault. PIP coverage does not provide compensation for pain and suffering and does not cover expenses related to more serious injuries. To leave the no-fault system and pursue a traditional personal injury lawsuit a victim must show that he/she suffered one of the following:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function.
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability.
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement.
What Compensation Might Be Available in a Lakeland Car Accident Case?
The team at Kemp Personal Injury Law will evaluate your case to determine if it meets the “serious injury” threshold, thereby removing the case from the no-fault system. If your case is pursued in a traditional negligence-based lawsuit, you could be entitled to compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, including compensation for things such as:
- Repair costs for your vehicle
- Medical and hospital bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Past and future lost income
- Diminished quality of life
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
If you lost a spouse, parent, or child in a car accident, you may also be entitled to compensation in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit for things such as the loss of companionship, care, and support and the loss of future earnings.
How Can an Experienced Lakeland Car Accident Lawyer Help?
As an injured victim or a surviving family member of a Lakeland car accident, you may have sustained physical and emotional injuries as well as financial devastation. Attorney Adam Kemp is dedicated to making sure that the party (or parties) responsible for your injuries and loss are held accountable and that you are justly compensated.
As a former prosecuting attorney and associate at one of the largest personal injury firms in America, attorney Adam Kemp has the experience and skills necessary to successfully advocate and litigate on your behalf. At Kemp Personal Injury Law, we believe in treating each client with care and compassion and in aggressively pursuing justice for all our clients.
If you were injured in a Lakeland car accident, or you lost a family member in one, contact an experienced Lakeland car accident lawyer at Kemp Injury Law to discuss your legal options. It is our mission to make sure that victims who were injured in a preventable car accident are fully and fairly compensated by the responsible party or parties. Contact the team today for your free initial consultation by calling 863-225-0254 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.