According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, accidents/unintentional injuries are the fourth-leading cause of death. The most recent annual data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show there were over 344,000 traffic crashes in Florida, resulting in almost 2,500 deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has repeatedly found Florida to have one of the highest rates of traffic fatalities per year.
Given that, chances are very high you are visiting this website because you are the victim of an auto accident.
Whether it was the result of negligence, an inattentive driver, or alcohol-related (the most frequent causes), you CAN benefit from consultation with an experienced lawyer who prioritizes your case with personal attention and focus.
Negligent driving includes:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Talking or texting while driving
- Driving while otherwise distracted
- Violations of basic safety and traffic laws
- Not adapting driving behavior to road conditions
- Unsafe intersection crossings or lane changes
- Refusal to yield right-of-way
- Refusal to slow down to posted speeds
- Drag racing or speeding on public roads
- Falling asleep at the wheel
A negligent driver is more likely to cause an accident at a high speed because of decreased reaction time. Similarly, if a defective auto part or tire blowout causes your accident, you may have little or no time to react, or even lose complete control of your vehicle.
We represent injured passengers, pedestrians, and drivers in both single vehicle and multiple vehicle accidents. Quick action is critical. The insurance company representing the negligent party will immediately begin efforts to minimize its risks. Hiring an experienced car crash attorney is critical to you obtaining the best recovery.
We perform full, Independent Investigations, thorough analysis, and provide aggressive representation. Hicks & Motto has a full-time investigator on staff and experienced dedicated legal professionals who will collect and document evidence, obtain witness accounts, and fully examine all aspects of your case. We have a history of obtaining maximum settlements and verdicts for our clients in automobile accidents. We will pursue the compensation you deserve, including:
- Medical expenses, past and present, from emergency care at the scene to ongoing treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future wage losses
- Disability benefits
- Punitive damages, in cases of egregious negligence such as texting while driving or DUI
It is our responsibility to communicate closely with you throughout the legal process so that you can make informed and educated decisions. Please do not hesitate to set up a free consultation with our attorneys; time is of the essence after an accident.
The lawyers at Hicks & Motto can handle the complexities of any case of any size, and guide that case to its best possible resolution. As our client, you benefit from customized, well-thought-out strategies handled by personal injury attorneys directing all legal aspects of your case, including the many elements involved in building the case, discussions with insurance companies, and negotiations with opposing attorneys and adjusters.