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Every day, Florida residents are injured and killed in car accidents. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says more than 181,000 people were injured and 2,400 were killed in motor vehicle accidents in Florida in 2011. More than 150 people were killed in the First Coast area alone.

Though they are almost always unintentional, the vast majority of car accidents are caused by a driver’s negligence. When this happens and someone is injured or killed, the driver at fault has a responsibility to those who have been hurt as a result of their negligence.

If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, there may be compensation available to help with the cost of your recovery from the negligent driver’s insurance company. Every accident victim harmed through the fault of another driver deserves experienced professional legal guidance. The lawyers and staff of Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville may be able to help you obtain a full and fair recovery. For a free review of your claim with no strings attached, call us now or fill out our online contact form.

Holding Those at Fault in Car Accidents Accountable

Most car accidents are caused by some form of driver error, such as failing to slow down, an improper turn, drifting out of a lane, and so on. Many times there is an underlying cause of the error. Typically some sort of irresponsible behavior by a driver – known as negligence – is the real cause of a car accident. Common factors in car accidents include:

  • Speeding. Breaking the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions has been the leading cause of car accidents in our country for several decades, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Drunk driving. Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of the total traffic accident deaths in the United States, according to NHTSA. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports more than 17,000 car crashes in the state in 2011 were alcohol-related or suspected to have been related to a driver’s alcohol consumption.
  • Drug-impaired driving. Not only is driving under the influence of illegal drugs dangerous, but many prescribed medications and over-the-counter drugs can also cause drowsiness or otherwise impair a driver’s ability to safely handle a vehicle.
  • Distracted driving. This form of negligence has increased dramatically in recent years due to texting while driving and other use of cell phones and other personal electronics behind the wheel.
  • Aggressive driving. Many states, including Florida, have adopted statutes to define aggressive driving as driving behavior that includes speeding, unsafe or improper lane changes, following too closely (tailgating), failure to yield the right-of-way, improper passing, and failure to obey traffic control devices (for example, running red lights, stop signs and railroad crossing gates).
  • Drowsy driving. Fatigued or drowsy driving includes falling asleep behind the wheel as well as simply being too sleepy or tired to drive safely. Fatigue and drowsiness slow reflexes and impair decision-making skills, which can lead to accidents.

Each of the car accident causes above involves a negligent decision on the part of a driver. And when these dangerous decisions result in an accident that causes injury or death, the individual driver who has acted negligently may be held accountable for the losses suffered by others. Car accident factors not related to drivers include:

  • Auto defects. Faulty tires, brakes, steering systems, airbags that deploy improperly and/or vehicles that roll over too easily have caused thousands of injuries and deaths.
  • Defective roads. Sometimes the design of a roadway or an intersection, or the lack of maintenance, contributes to an accident. In other cases, a work zone that is set up for maintenance or construction does not adequately warn drivers to slow down or, through poor layout, leads to collisions.

In these cases, the organization – a car parts manufacturer or distributor, or a government agency or contractor responsible for a dangerous stretch of road or a work zone – may be held accountable after a car crash.

Legal Help After a Car Accident in Florida and Georgia

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.

At Pajcic & Pajcic, our Jacksonville car accident attorneys have helped thousands of car crash victims since 1974 obtain the compensation they needed and deserved. Whether we can conclude your case through negotiations with insurance companies or by going to court, the end goal is to ensure your full and fair financial recovery.

A car accident often leads to a person’s first involvement with insurance companies and the legal system. When you have a Pajcic & Pajcic attorney on your side, you have an experienced and skilled legal advocate who will protect your rights and interests through each step of the process. Pajcic & Pajcic can investigate your accident, determine who should be held responsible and then pursue a strong legal case against them. Over the course of nearly four decades, Pajcic & Pajcic has obtained more than a half billion dollars for thousands of injured clients.

Service. Experience. Results. You can count on Pajcic & Pajcic.

We provide courteous, personalized service to car accident victims from Florida’s First Coast, Georgia’s Gold Coast and from Daytona, Gainesville, Savannah and surrounding communities. Contact Pajcic & Pajcic today for a free review of your case and your legal options by calling us or using our online contact form.

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Jacksonville, FL 32202
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Phone: (904) 358-8881