January 27, 2017

Why you Should Avoid Driving During a Storm

Categories: Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Florida drivers may not have snow to deal with during the winter months, but heavy rain is a common occurrence making accidents more likely. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, approximately 22 percent of all traffic accidents are weather related. Below is an overview of the various types of injuries one may suffer in and damages one may recover following an automobile accident. If you are a Florida driver who has been injured in an accident, contact a Tampa personal injury attorney for advice.

Common Automobile Accident Injuries

While there are many different injuries you can sustain from an auto accident, some are more common than others. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Facial Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Paralysis
  • Head Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Back Injuries

Some injuries are mild, while others may have life-changing consequences. If you suffered serious injuries that have a negative impact on your life, contact an auto accident lawyer in Tampa for information on how to proceed with your claim.


You may be entitled to recover damages from the at-fault party for your injuries, by filing a lawsuit and pursuing your claim. Some damages you may be able to obtain include:

  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Device Costs
  • Hospital Bills
  • Ambulance Costs
  • Doctor Bills
  • Therapy Fees
  • Pain And Suffering
  • Emotional Distress

If you were permanently disabled as a result of your accident, you may be able to obtain a settlement for future lost wages. This is designed to compensate you for income you would have earned if you had been able to work until retirement age.

Contact the experienced attorneys at Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore for an evaluation of your personal injury case. During the consultation, our attorney will examine your case and advise you how to move forward. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is a good way to reduce the anxiety associated with being injured due to someone else’s negligence.


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