Auto accidents can cause destruction to your life. Long after your car accident, injuries may linger and worsen over time. Often times, injuries may linger for your lifetime. As stress mounts from your auto accident, your life may become extremely overwhelming. As you try to recover from your accident injuries, you may be feeling anxiety and stress related to recovering from your injuries and from simultaneously dealing with your insurance company.
While the insurance company determines fault, we will protect your rights. While you continue to receive treatment from your doctor, we will work with the insurance company to repair your vehicle. Our law firm can help you find medical treatment provided by a licensed medical professional, and most importantly, try to get you whole again. At the Law Office of Christopher J. Brochu, we fight for accident victims that have been involved in all types of car accidents.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Defective Vehicle or Roadway
- Poorly maintained roadways
- Defective vehicle parts
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Failure to stop
- Failure to yield the right of way
Drugs and Alcohol
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
Operating Without A License
- Operating a vehicle without a license
- Operation of a vehicle with a suspended license
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Excessive Speeding
Dangers Of Defective Vehicles
Every month, millions of cars are recalled due to automobile defects. Although recalls may help vehicle operators with similar vehicle problems, sometimes, recalls come after dozens of consumers have been injured or died. Typically, even if an auto maker is aware of a defect, the recall does not take place until someone is seriously injured or killed. If you or a loved one own a vehicle, your vehicle manufacturer may have issued a recall due to your vehicle’s defective airbag, seat belt, or another mechanical defect.
Dangers of Driverless Vehicles
Self driving cars, also referred to as autonomous vehicles, are not only becoming a reality but may someday become the norm. Companies like Google and Tesla have popularized driverless car features and these companies continue to lead the way in driverless innovation. Unfortunately, certain types of innovation may lead to the death of consumers. With the United State’s driverless car revolution in full swing, more Americans are becoming injured. Driverless cars use our highways to test their functionality. At this time, several deaths have been linked to driverless cars. There are some benefits to driverless cars, however, our highways should not be used as test tracks. Moreover, our consumers should not be used as test dummies. Driverless cars have become the new way to travel, but driverless vehicle companies have not worked out all the kinks.
Some driverless vehicles have been reported to catch fire while in park. Some fires are caused due to the vehicle’s battery source and have nothing to do with the consumer’s operation of the vehicle. Consumer deaths and injuries may increase as new driverless innovations drive our roadways. Until driverless vehicles are completely safe, driverless vehicles should stay off our roadways.
Common Car Accident Injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Bone fractures
- Brain damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Severe bruising
- Emotional distress
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What should you do after a car accident?
If you are able to, call 911 and report your car accident. While waiting for the police, collect as much information as possible. Photograph the scene, write down witness names and contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate numbers, etc.) File a police report to ensure that your side of the story is well documented.
Seek immediate medical treatment. Soft tissue injuries to the neck and back may take days to appear. In Florida, a person injured in an automobile accident must seek immediate medical attention within 14 days of an accident or their personal injury claim may be time barred. You should not have to live in pain and you should seek immediate medical treatment after an accident. If you don’t know of a licensed medical professional, call us. We would be happy to refer you to some of the licensed medical professionals and offices we work with.
Florida is a no-fault state and Florida law requires every driver possess at least $10,000 of personal injury protection (pip). Even if you are at fault in a car accident, you can still file a claim to recover your medical bills.
What is your car accident case worth?
One of the most common questions asked during an intake is what a person’s case is worth. It depends. Your case value is based on your injuries, medical treatment, future medical treatment, and pain and suffering (among other things).
What types of damages can be sustained?
- Medical Costs (Emergency Room, Rehab, X-Rays, Nursing Care, etc.)
- Loss of Income
- Property Loss
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Emotional Distress
- Mental Anguish
- Loss of Consortium
- Future Medical Costs
- Permanent Injuries
How much does Brochu Law charge?
We represent auto accident victims on a contingency fee basis. Simply, you only pay us if we receive a settlement, judgment, or trial award on your behalf. Our attorney’s fee is paid in the form of a portion of a settlement or verdict amount we obtain for you.
News & Resources
Car Accident | Do You Live in The City With The Nation’s Worst Drivers? https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2019/06/25/do-you-live-in-the-city-with-the-nations-worst-drivers/#5521a66614db