Auto accidents are the most common form of accidents here in Florida and throughout the United States, and if you were injured in an auto accident in Hillsborough County, you can depend on our Tampa auto accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you require to heal. We know that the damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident may go on to impact multiple facets of your life, which is why we are ready to be your staunch advocates through every step of the claims process ahead. With our firm at your side, you will never feel alone. We are here to help you obtain your rightful compensation. Contact Merricks Law Group to schedule your initial consultation today.
Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer | Fighting For Your Rights
Attorney Merricks has handled thousands of personal injury claims in his 30+ years of legal services, and our Tampa auto accident lawyer is ready to assist you in pursuit of your rightful compensation after being wrongfully injured in an auto accident.
Our Legal Services
We know that auto accidents are far from limited to those that occur in cars, which is why we at Merricks Law Group proudly handle a wide array of auto accident cases on behalf of our clients. Some of the auto accident cases we handle are as follows:
- Boat/Jet Ski Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber/Lyft Accidents
Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Florida
Auto accidents happen for many different reasons, though the most common cause of auto accidents is driver negligence. Drivers throughout the state of Florida are often preoccupied when driving, are not in physical condition to drive, or otherwise neglect to obey the rules and regulations of the road. Unfortunately, this frequently leads to serious auto accidents. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that our firm sees in today’s day and age include the following:
- Distracted Driving: For decades, many motorists have been guilty of driving while distracted, whether the distraction came in the form of fiddling with the radio, looking up at billboards, or otherwise. However, distracted driving has now become an epidemic of sorts here in the United States, as people continuously use their cellular devices while behind the wheel. In fact, distracted driving is now the leading cause of car accidents in the U.S., and if you were injured by a motorist who was texting while driving, you should hire a knowledgeable Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer who can work to gather and present all of the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. For example, in many cases, our firm can subpoena cell phone records to prove that the other motorist was texting at the time of your accident.
- Driving While Intoxicated: Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is another very common cause of auto accidents in Florida and throughout the United States. Drunk driving claims thousands of lives every single year, and if you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, you must retain the services of a Tampa auto accident lawyer who has significant experience handling these cases.
- Driving While Fatigued: Many people throughout the United States are guilty of driving while fatigued, especially after a long day’s work, and though we may not classify driving while tired as a particularly insidious form of negligence, the truth is, driving while fatigued is every bit as dangerous as all other forms of negligence. If you were injured in an auto accident as a result of a driver who was either drowsy, or even asleep at the wheel, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation.
- Speeding: Our roads have speed limits in place, and for obvious reasons. Speeding is unsafe, though millions of people throughout the United States are guilty of speeding. Not only is speeding illegal, but it is also incredibly dangerous. In most auto accidents, at least one of the motorists involved was exceeding the speed limit. A speeding driver endangers all other motorists around him or her, and if you’ve been injured by a motorist who was exceeding the speed limit, you should strongly consider hiring a Tampa auto accident lawyer who can fight for the compensation you require in a personal injury claim.
Statute of Limitations for Auto Accidents in Florida
Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in place to regulate the amount of time the wrongly injured party has to take legal action against the party responsible for their injuries. The statute of limitations for auto accident claims in Florida is, generally, four years, and if you wait any longer than four years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party, you will most likely be barred from doing so. That being said, it is always best to file your claim sooner, rather than later, for the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to prove that your injuries truly occurred as a direct result of your accident. Our Florida personal injury lawyer is here to assist you today.
Contact Our Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer
No one should have to worry about having to pay the cost of medical bills, losing wages, and enduring other hardships because of an injury sustained due to no fault of their own. Our firm understands this, and we respect our clients’ right to a swift recovery after being injured in an accident as a result of negligence. Merricks Law Group is ready to guide you through every step of the claims process ahead. Contact our firm so we can get started.