Auto accidents can happen any time of year, but they happen most frequently around the holidays, which are the major travel times in the year. With more vehicles on the road, the opportunities for serious accidents increase exponentially. Even worse, it can be difficult to find someone available to take your case as you seek compensation for the injuries and property damage you’ve suffered.
Fortunately, if you’re in Florida, the Disparti Law Group is here to help. We are experienced Holiday car accident lawyers in the Tampa region, and our injury attorneys are ready to help get you the compensation you deserve.
The Most Dangerous Holidays for Accidents
According to the National Safety Council, the most dangerous times for accidents are around six major holidays. These include Christmas, New Year’s, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial and Independence Day. You might think that the Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s holidays would be the worst, but the most dangerous time is the Fourth of July. This holiday averages around 600 deaths every year, and between 55,000 and 60,000 injuries every ye
Largely, the incidents of holiday accidents are related to drinking and driving, but heavy travel times, inclement weather, and tired or distracted drivers can also increase the potential for accidents these times of year.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving is an epidemic all over the nation. When you’re hit by a drunk driver, you’re entitled to major compensation for the major injuries you suffer. This can include your medical bills and lost wages as well as property damage. In addition, you can be eligible to collect damages for potential lost future wages, loss of consortium, comfort and relationships, pain and suffering, emotional damages, and more.
In drunk driving accidents, you can sometimes be awarded punitive damages in addition. This is because driving under the influence is considered an egregious crime.
No-Fault State and Comparative Negligence
Florida is a “no fault” state for auto accidents. This doesn’t mean you can’t get compensation for injuries. What it means is that when you’re in an accident your insurance company pays for the damages regardless of fault, with personal injury paying your medical bills up to the policy limits. If another person has caused the accident and resulted in severe long-term or permanent injuries, you can still file a personal injury case against them.
In this case, Florida uses a concept called comparative negligence. This means the courts will look at whether you shared any fault in the accident, and will reduce the award accordingly. These laws can get very complex, which is why it’s so important to have a holiday car accident lawyer like Disparti Law Group on your side.
Contacting a Holiday Car Accident Lawyer
If you’re in need of help from a holiday car accident lawyer to pursue your personal injury case in Florida, Disparti Law Group is here to help. We have years of experience and a track record of success. We will defend your rights, make sure that the courts remember you are the victim, and we’ll get you the best shot at significant compensation for your injuries. Give us a call for a free consultation today.