Car Accidents

Polk County Car Accident Lawyer

Your life can change in the blink of an eye if you are involved in a car accident. While we all refer to motor vehicle collisions as accidents, the truth is that most collisions are caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another party. That means that the collision that changed your life forever was likely preventable. While it is too late now to prevent the crash from happening, it may not be too late to hold the responsible party (or parties) accountable and obtain compensation for your injuries or loss in the case of a fatal car accident.

At Kemp Personal Injury Law, we have witnessed first-hand the enduring and painful impact a car accident can have on injured victims and their families. For a car accident victim, it can be extremely stressful to try and grapple with the financial turmoil caused by the accident while also attempting to focus on healing physical and emotional injuries. On top of all that, victims are faced with navigating an unfamiliar legal system if they hope to recover compensation from the responsible party or parties. Instead of trying to go it alone, let Polk County car accident lawyer Adam Kemp be your advocate.

Your focus as an injured car accident victim should be healing your physical injuries and addressing the emotional trauma you have experienced. At Kemp Personal Injury Law, we are dedicated to helping you do just that by utilizing our experience, resources, and unwavering commitment to seeking justice for injured victims just like you. We will identify and pursue the party or parties responsible for the car accident that caused your injuries, and we will work tirelessly to hold them accountable and maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries or loss.

What Are Common Types of Polk County Car Accidents?

The State of Florida has the unwelcome distinction of consistently ranked among the top five states for fatal car accidents. Unfortunately, the rankings are not simply a reflection of the state’s population. When population or miles traveled are taken into account, Florida still ranks in the top five with 17.1 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.72 deaths per 100 million miles driven, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Crash Dashboard tells us that in 2022, there were 13,498 motor vehicle crashes in Polk County of which 5,974 were injury crashes. As a result, 131 people lost their lives and 9,537 people suffered non-fatal injuries in various types of car accidents, including:

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

How many separate injuries you suffer, what type of injuries you experience, and the severity of your injuries is often determined by the type of collision in which you are involved. Each of those factors can directly affect the overall value of your car accident case because the money you receive is intended to compensate you for the injuries you suffered as well as for future expenses and suffering related to those injuries. An experienced Polk County car accident lawyer at Kemp Personal Injury can help ensure that you are fairly compensated for all your injuries if another party caused or contributed to the collision in which you were injured.

What Are Common Causes of Polk County Car Accidents?

More often than not, a car crash occurs because someone’s negligence caused it to occur. In other words, true car accidents are rare. Common examples of negligence that can cause or contribute to a car accident include:

  • Impaired Driving. Every hour in the United States someone is fatally injured in an impaired driving crash, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Speed. Data collected by the NHTSA tells us that speed contributes to one in three motor vehicle accidents every year.
  • Fatigued Driving. Drowsy driving is every bit as dangerous as drunk driving, contributing to one in five motor vehicle accidents each year, according to the Foundation for Traffic Safety (FTS).
  • Distracted Driving. Every three hours someone is killed in a distracted driving crash across the United States.

Determining the factors that contributed to a Polk County car accident is one of the many things that the team at Kemp Personal Injury Law will do when we represent an injured client because knowing how an accident happened is the key to attributing responsibility for the accident to the right party or parties. We have considerable experience and exceptional resources at our disposal to help ensure that we have a clear understanding of how your accident occurred.

What Are Some Common Car Accident Injuries?

A car accident can cause a victim to experience severe emotional trauma along with identifiable physical injuries. While no two car accidents result in exactly the same injuries, some common car accident injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Disc and vertebra injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Burns
  • Lost limbs
  • Internal organ damage
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety

How Does Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law Work in My Car Accident Case?

Florida’s no-fault insurance law requires every driver to carry a minimum amount of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage that covers medical expenses if an accident occurs without the need to prove who caused the collision. An injured victim, however, is only entitled to limited compensation for physical injuries and no compensation for pain and suffering. You can leave the “no-fault” system and pursue a traditional personal injury lawsuit if you meet the “serious injury” threshold which requires you to have 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.
  • Death.

Your Polk County car accident lawyer at Kemp Personal Injury Law will evaluate your injuries to determine if you qualify to pursue a traditional personal injury lawsuit to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.

What Compensation Might Be Available in a Polk County Car Accident Case?

Both economic and non-economic damages may be available in a traditional personal injury car accident case, including compensation for:

  • Vehicle repairs
  • Doctor and hospital expenses
  • Rehabilitation and other care costs
  • Lost income (past and future)
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Mental anguish

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 Polk County Car Accident Lawyer Help?

If you suffered injuries in a Polk County car accident, or you lost a family member in a fatal collision, attorney Adam Kemp will aggressively advocate and litigate on your behalf to make sure you are fully and fairly compensated for all your injuries.

As a previous prosecuting attorney and an associate at one of the largest personal injury firms in America, attorney Adam Kemp has the experience needed to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable, and you are justly compensated for your injuries. The team at Kemp Personal Injury Law is dedicated to establishing a personal relationship with each and every client and working tirelessly on behalf of those clients.

If you were injured in a Polk County car accident, or you lost a family member in one, contact an experienced Polk County 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 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.

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