We understand that accidents happen on a daily basis. Some accidents may not be at the fault of the person injured. Accidents can occur any time, any place. They are referred to as “accidents” because of the extreme likelihood that the incident was not the victim’s fault.
The Orlando accident attorneys at the law firm of Holden & Darby in Tavares, Lake County, help victims recuperate what they have lost, and obtain the compensation they deserve.
Types of Accidents in Florida
A Clermont personal injury attorney can help if you suffer a serious or debilitating injury in any kind of accident. At Holden & Darby, our personal injury attorneys cover many types of accidents and have experience handling all types of accident cases, including:
Work accidents – Your employer must ensure that you have a safe place to work that meets standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But employers sometimes take shortcuts. If a safety defect at the office causes an accident that leads to serious injury, it may be time to talk with a personal injury attorney.
Car accidents – As visitors flock to Florida and the number of new residents rises every year, Florida’s highways and roads become even more treacherous. Some roads aren’t built to handle the congestion. That can lead to car crashes. When people drive too fast for conditions – or when they drive under the influence – the risk for a serious accident increases. There were more than 388,000 car crashes in Florida in 2017, leading to 246,000 injuries. If you’re seriously hurt in a car accident, a Lake County car accident lawyer can help you recover damages.
Motorcycle accidents – Events like Leesburg Bikefest here in Lake County are extremely popular, and the great Florida weather means many people love to ride their motorcycles. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents happen. And because motorcycles offer less protection for the rider than a car or truck, the risk of serious injuries is greater.
Boating accidents – The Florida fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission showed a staggering 14 percent rise in boating accidents in 2017, leading to 67 deaths. Sadly, Florida leads the nation in both categories.
Animal attack accidents – We love dogs. They’re man’s best friend. But a dog owner is responsible for the dog’s behavior. If you’ve been seriously hurt by a dog bite or another animal attack, a Maitland personal injury lawyer can help you get compensation.
Accidents caused by defective products – From faulty air bags to dangerous toys, all types of products can cause serious harm. If a product has been designed defectively, manufactured defectively, or if a company failed to provide adequate warnings about the product’s shortcomings, it’s possible grounds for a personal injury lawsuit called a defective product case.
Swimming accidents – In Florida, swimming is a way of life. Unfortunately, Florida also leads the nation in child drownings (41 in pools or spas in 2017, which was a 21 percent increase from 2016).
Slip-and-fall accidents – These can occur anywhere, but are especially troubling when they are caused by someone else’s negligence.
What to Do in an Accident
If you are ever injured in an accident, the first thing you should do is call the police to report the incident and seek medical treatment you may need for any injuries sustained.
Next, if you are physically able to do so, you should get insurance and contact information from all other parties in the accident. You also should get contact information for any witnesses. If you have a smartphone or camera, take photos or videos of the scene of the accident as soon as possible. All of these steps will help you build a better personal injury case.
What to Do When an Accident Leads to Death
Unfortunately, some accidents lead to the wrongful death of a family member or close friend. If this happens due to someone else’s negligence in an accident, you’ll want a wrongful death attorney to stand up for your loved one’s rights and help you recover damages.
When to Call an Orlando Accident Attorney
As soon as you are able, contact an experienced Orlando accident attorney to handle your case. The Lake County lawyers at Holden & Darby in Tavares have a combined 35 years of legal experience. Our attorneys studied law in Florida. They work here. They live here. They know our state’s accident laws.
Call or email us to schedule an accident injury consultation today.