Assisting Car Accident Victims in Fort Myers With Their Injury Claims
If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle crash, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Our Fort Myers car accident lawyer, Randall L. Spivey, can help auto crash injury victims throughout Florida recover compensation for past and future medical care expenses, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, and past and future loss of enjoyment of life.
Injured in a Car Crash? We Can Help
If you were involved or injured in a motor vehicle accident in Fort Myers, special Florida car accident laws apply to your case. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to help you seek the justice that you and your family deserve when an automobile accident injury or death occurs because of another driver's carelessness. At the Spivey Law Firm, we take your case personally. Your case will be handled directly by Randall L. Spivey, the President and founder of the firm.
Obtain Justice and Due Compensation With the Help of a Fort Myers Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident injury can leave a person with a lifetime of pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Our firm helps people from start to finish with their case, including assisting with the investigation, dealing with the insurance companies, helping the injured find qualified medical doctors to treat them, helping them determine who is going to pay the medical bills, and most importantly, providing assistance with the best possible monetary settlement or verdict that can be achieved based on the facts of the particular automobile accident case.
Were you or a loved one injured or killed in an auto accident? If so, an experienced Fort Myers car accident lawyer can help you recover your due compensation and procure justice for your family.
Please call us today at 888-477-4839, or contact us online, to schedule a free consultation with the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. There are no fees or costs unless you win. For additional information, please visit our settlements and verdicts page to view car accident cases in Fort Myers handled by Randall L. Spivey.
Car Accident Statistics and Facts Drivers in Fort Myers Should Know
Defensive driving skills are not taught in most driver education classes, but they are important.
Southwest Florida is a busy place. This is particularly true during the tourist season, as our population seems to explode. When this happens, vehicle accidents increase. We often see the results of these accidents when we are backed up on I-75 for miles.
The most recent statistics released by the Federal Highway Safety Administration showed that the vehicle miles traveled in the United States in 2016 exceeded 3.2 trillion miles. This is the highest since the statistics were first tracked.
Vehicle fires are reported every 3 minutes and 2 seconds in the United States. Fifty-eight percent are caused by collisions.
A Significant Cause of Fatalities - According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, 51 percent of all fatal crashes are caused by lane departures. These crashes result in 25,000 fatalities each year.
As of January 2018, 230 new laws, which were approved in the 2017 fiscal year, went into effect in Florida. These laws included a change to the Move Over Law, which all motorists need to know and understand.
Florida reported over 398,000 automobile accidents in 2017 resulting in 165,000 injuries. Many of these accidents were rear-end accidents when drivers followed too closely behind slower-moving vehicles. When this happens, drivers are taking serious risks of causing accidents that can involve severe injuries.
“Safety Begins with the Driver” - The Washington Post reported that there are concerns when consumers rely totally on automated vehicle systems to stay safe. An important detail of which few drivers may be aware is that some of the systems are merely intended to reduce the severity of accidents.
Other vehicles cause most of the accidents which involve motorcycles. Even if motorcycles are traveling at low speeds, the riders may incur injuries. They have very little protection against larger vehicles.
Lee Health Trauma Center and the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization are focusing on fatal crashes in Lee County by involving the community. The project is called “Driving Down Fatalities”.
Accidents are rarely foreseen. Drivers and passengers involved in accidents often do not have time to brace themselves for impact. Even if the accident may seem to be minor with little vehicle damage, injuries may still happen.
How often have you been traveling in your vehicle when you have noticed drivers change lanes or make turns without using their turn signals? Researchers at the Society of Automotive Engineers say that it is probably 48 percent of the time when changing lanes, and 25 percent of the time when making other turns.
As we enter 2018, we begin to think about things we want to do differently in the New Year. Usually, resolutions center on weight loss goals, breaking bad habits, or financial goals. The list needs to include a resolution to make changes for the better in our driving habits so we have a safer 2018.
Leaving the scene of an accident is frequently the topic of local news reports. Even with this publicity, it still happens.
Even though there has been an increase in warning signs and alert systems installed on Florida's interstates to stop wrong-way drivers, dangerous and potentially deadly crashes continue happening.
Daylight savings time (DST) has ended, and we have set our clocks back an hour to standard time. This time change continues to be disruptive to our sleep long after the actual changing of the clocks.
Determining whose insurance pays passenger medical bills and pain and suffering and lost wages can get complicated.
The recent motorcycle accident in Fort Myers involving an animal's crossing the road, brings to mind the question of a pet owner's responsibility.
The GHSA reported that rear seat passengers are 3 times more likely to die in a crash if they are unbuckled.
A June 27, 2017 report, “State of Safety”, from the NSC (National Safety Council) states that no state goes far enough to protect its residents from the leading causes of preventable deaths and injuries, but some states earned very poor marks for overall safety.
NBC2 News reports that 20 percent of vehicles on Florida’s roads have potentially dangerous unresolved recall issues.
If you are injured in a vehicle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and related expenses from either your vehicle insurance company or the other driver's insurance company, depending on who was at fault.
34 million cars have already been recalled over the last five years. By 2020 the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) expects the total to be 42 million. There have been at least 11 deaths and 180 injured in the United States linked to defective Takata airbags.
According to a SafeKidsWorldwide.com report in September 2016, every 33 seconds a child is involved in a vehicle crash. That is 2,600 children under the age of 13.
Florida is a major tourist destination for U.S. and international visitors. With the large number of visitors added to Florida’s year-round population, the chances of accidents increase.
Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. This “no-fault” auto insurance status can confuse drivers who have legitimate personal injury claims. Certain questions tend to arise.
Teen drivers, over the last five years, have been involved in nearly 14,000 fatal crashes and more than 4,200 of those involved speeding, according to a new AAA survey released in October 2016.
During the last two years, Florida has had an increase in the number of hit-and-run accidents. In late 2014 and early 2015 we have already heard about hit-and-run accidents in Southwest Florida. Penalties for hit-and-run drivers changed July 1, 2014.
Flat tires can be more than a nuisance, especially if they happen while driving on a major road or highway.
During the Florida Highway Patrol's "Ticketing Aggressive Drivers Cars and Trucks" campaign between February and May 2012, it issued more than 4,900 citations, 2,000 of which were associated with aggressive driving. Here are tips for avoiding the consequences of road rage: Road Rage Tips
Florida joined 38 states and the District of Columbia with a ban on texting while driving when Governor Rick Scott signed the legislation on Tuesday, May 28. The law takes effect October 1, 2013.
Knowing what to do before and after an accident is important to maintaining your rights and obtaining the best possible monetary settlements or verdicts.
"Watch out. Motorcyclists are everywhere." The Motorcycle Safety Foundation provides Quick Tips for Motorists.
Drowsy Driving - 1 in 24 Surveyed Admit to Falling Asleep While Driving
The CDC reports 1 in 24 surveyed have admitted to falling asleep while driving. 100,000 crashes each year are caused by fatigued drivers. Avoid driving while drowsy by knowing the risk factors and signs of driving while fatigued. Learn about the risks and signs you may be too drowsy to drive.
Smart Apps & Smart Tips for Smart Driving
"With the average driver covering more than 12,000 miles annually and spending an average of 18 hours 31 minutes in the car weekly (WSJ 9-24-12), technology through smart apps can assist drivers in making smart choices when driving. These "smart" choices could prevent auto accidents and injuries and save lives", says Randall Spivey, Personal Injury Attorney in Ft. Myers, FL.