Florida Injury and Employment Attorneys

Pasco County Car Accident Lawyer

Automobile accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 35,385 people were killed and 2,443,000 were injured in traffic crashes in a recent year.

If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident while driving in Pasco County, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel or surrounding areas, contact the office of Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC today. Our experienced Pasco County car accident attorneys can help you.

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Why Choose Our Pasco County Car Accident Lawyers?

At Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC  we maintain a small caseload so we can give the required attention and care to each case and every case. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience successfully handling a wide range of personal injury matters, including injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. We are passionate advocates for our clients, taking a hands-on approach and aggressively pursuing the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.

How an Experienced Attorney Can Help

Cases involving serious car accidents can be complex and insurance companies are not concerned with treating you fairly.  Insurance companies typically look out for their own best interests, focusing on minimizing their payouts and maximizing dividends for shareholders. Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side gives you a distinct advantage. Our Pasco County attorneys can:

  • Gather evidence that can be difficult to obtain without an attorney
  • Explain and protect your rights
  • Negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Represent you in front of the judge and fight for your rights in court if necessary

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Florida

Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, many of them involving human error. Common causes of car accidents in Florida include the following.

Drunk Driving

Despite stiff penalties for DUI, drunk drivers are still a menace on the roads. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8,476 people were killed in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver in Florida in a recent 10-year period.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from operating a motor vehicle, including:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Operating the navigation system
  • Fiddling with the stereo or entertainment system
  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking to passengers

The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 3,450 people in the U.S. were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2016.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is a combination of dangerous driving behaviors. It may involve speeding, erratic lane changes, tailgating, failure to yield the right-of-way, and failure to obey traffic signs and signals.

Common Injuries in Pasco County Auto Accidents

Virtually any type of injury can be sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Common auto accident injuries include:

  • Concussion and head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Musculoskeletal injuries (damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)

What Damages Can You Recover in a Pasco County Car Accident Claim?

After a Pasco County car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages may include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages compensate you for intangible losses, such as physical and mental pain and suffering. In some cases involving malicious and deplorable conduct on the part of the defendant, punitive damages (designed to punish the defendant and to set an example) may also be awarded.

Contact Us Today

If you or your loved one has been seriously hurt in an auto accident, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC today. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim. Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC proudly serves personal injury victims in New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, and surrounding areas of Florida.

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