Winter Haven Car Accident Lawyer
A car crash only takes a split second to happen, but the ramifications for injured victims and their families can last a lifetime. Sadly, most car accidents could have been avoided but for the negligent contact of another driver or party. If you were injured in a Winter Haven car accident, or a loved one was killed in a fatal crash, you have the opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable and recover compensation for your injuries or loss.
At Kemp Personal Injury Law, we understand the profound and lasting impact a car accident can have on everyone involved. Injured victims are faced with the need to focus on healing their physical and emotional injuries while also dealing with the financial devastation the accident caused. When another party caused or contributed to the collision, victims are also left to deal with an unfamiliar legal system to try and secure compensation. Fortunately, help is available. Winter Haven car accident lawyer Adam Kemp is committed to helping injured victims recover physically, mentally, and financially.
Instead of trying to communicate with insurance companies and pursue the responsible party on your own, let an experienced Winter Haven car accident lawyer at Kemp Personal Injury Law protect your interests and pursue compensation on your behalf. We are dedicated to the pursuit of justice when the negligence of another party is responsible for a victim’s injuries. Allow us to use our extensive skills, experience, and resources to hold the at-fault party responsible and secure compensation for your all your injuries or loss.
What Are Common Types of Winter Haven Car Accidents?
Although car accidents happen throughout the nation and can occur for a variety of reasons, Florida consistently ranks in the top five states for car accidents. In Polk County alone, there were 13,498 crashes, causing 131 deaths and another 9,540 injuries in 2022, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV). Common types of Winter Haven car accidents include:
- Rear-end accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Chain reaction crashes
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Rollover crashes
The type of collision that causes you to be injured can dramatically impact the type, number, and severity of the injuries you suffer. Those variables, in turn, will impact the value of the compensation to which you are entitled. As an injured victim of a car accident that was caused, in whole or in part, by another party, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for all your injuries. An experienced Winter Haven car accident lawyer at Kemp Personal Injury Law will advocate and litigate on your behalf to ensure that happens.
What Are Common Causes of Winter Haven Car Accidents?
A car accident is rarely a true accident. Instead, most collisions happen because of negligent conduct that could have been prevented. While a myriad of actions and failures to act can establish negligent conduct, common examples found in a car crash include:
- Speed. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), speed contributes to one in three motor vehicle accidents every year.
- Fatigued Driving. According to the Foundation for Traffic Safety (FTS), driving while fatigued is the equivalent of driving while intoxicating and contributes to 20 percent of all crashes.
- Distracted Driving. Distracted driving kills someone every three hours nationwide. Anything that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your focus off the task of driving can lead to distracted driving.
- Impaired Driving. Although there has been a decline in drunk driving crashes nationwide in recent years, someone still dies in an impaired driving crash every hour in the U.S., according to the NHTSA.
The thorough and driven team at Kemp Personal Injury Law will diligently investigate the collision that caused your injuries and loss to determine what caused the collision and whose negligence contributed to your injuries or loss so that we can recover the maximum compensation available for your injuries or loss.
What Are Some Common Car Accident Injuries?
A car accident victim can suffer a virtually endless variety of physical and emotional injuries that range from minor to life-threatening in severity. Among the most common car accident injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries, including herniated discs
- Lost limbs
- Internal organ damage
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Does Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law Prevent Me from Pursuing Damages for My Injuries?
The State of Florida is one of many states that has a “no-fault” insurance law. Florida’s law requires every driver to carry a minimum amount of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage. When a collision occurs, an injured victim’s own PIP coverage will cover medical expenses of up to $10,000, thereby alleviating the need to prove negligence, or fault, on the part of anyone. Unfortunately, the compensation available through PIP coverage is limited and is not available to cover any damages associated with pain and suffering. Because of those limitations, Florida also allows an injured victim to leave the “no-fault” system and pursue a traditional personal injury lawsuit if the victim meets the “serious injury” threshold which requires the victim 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.
The team at Kemp Personal Injury Law is committed to ensuring that you are fully compensated to the extent allowable under the law. As such, will evaluate the collision as well as your injuries and discuss your legal options with you.
What Compensation Might Be Available in a Winter Haven Car Accident Case?
In a Winter Haven car accident case, an injured victim may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. Collectively, that means that you could be entitled to compensation for things such as:
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Rehabilitation and other care costs
- Costs associated with damage to your vehicle
- Past and future lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental anguish
- 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 Winter Haven Car Accident Lawyer Help?
If you were injured in a Winter Haven car accident, or a loved one was killed in one, attorney Adam Kemp will ensure that the responsible party (or parties) is held accountable, and you are justly compensated for your physical and emotional injuries.
You can depend on attorney Adam Kemp to use his previous experience as both a prosecuting attorney and an associate at one of the largest personal injury firms in America to advocate and litigate on your behalf. At Kemp Personal Injury Law, we are committed to seeking justice for injured victims and to establishing a personal relationship with each and every client. When a car accident has left you injured or suffering the loss of a loved one, you need the experience, resources, and dedication of attorney Adam Kemp and the team at Kemp Personal Injury Law.
If you were injured in a Winter Haven car accident, or you lost a family member in one, contact an experienced Winter Haven car 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.