Parkland Car Accident Lawyer
As the victim of a car collision, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and much more. Unfortunately, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will fight you every step of the way, attempting to devalue your claim or reduce your compensation. To ensure full compensation, you need to work with a Parkland car accident lawyer at the law offices of Lyons & Snyder, where your case will take priority, no matter how big or small. Attorney Philip Snyder was raised in Coral Springs and resides in Parkland. He is your neighbor’s trusted personal injury attorney.
The Four Most Common Causes of Car Crashes
Nearly all motor vehicle collisions are caused by driver error. Very few are true “accidents.” Nearly all collisions could have been avoided had one or more parties been paying more attention, driving the speed limit, or following at a safe distance. The four characteristics below are responsible for almost all collisions. Many drivers engage in two or more of these at the same time, increasing the likelihood of causing a serious wreck that endangers the lives of everyone on the road.
- Distracted Driving—While the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that 2,800 people die due to distracted drivers each year, the true number is likely much higher. Distracted driving includes using a phone in any manner, eating, drinking, talking to a passenger, using GPS, staring out the window, using a car’s infotainment screen, or anything else not directly related to driving.
- Aggressive Driving—Speeding, tailgating, honking, intentionally cutting others off, rapid lane changes, swerving in and out of lanes, attempting to “beat” a yellow or red light, and sudden accelerations or decelerations are all forms of aggressive driving. Speeding along, something that virtually all drivers do every time they get behind the wheel, is a cause of one in five of all fatal crashes, according to the National Safety Council.
- Drunk Driving—Drunk drivers are responsible for nearly one in every three road fatalities, and tens of thousands of serious injuries each year. Drunk and buzzed drivers are incapable of safely driving a vehicle due to their impaired decision making, delayed reaction time, excessive risk taking behavior, and other factors caused by their intoxication.
- Drowsy or Fatigued Driving—Fatigued driving can be as dangerous as buzzed driving. The driver’s reaction time is delayed, they may take their eyes off the road for long periods of time, they tend to follow too closely to other vehicles, and they make erratic lane changes or swerves.
Call Our Parkland Car Accident Lawyers Today
Car collisions are expensive endeavors, no matter what. If your only injury is a fractured wrist, you still need to account for property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. For more extreme injuries, such as TBIs, multiple fractures, or lacerations, the expenses only go up. You should not have to pay out of your own pocket to cover these damages. To hold the negligent driver responsible, contact Lyons & Snyder today at (954) 462-8035 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Parkland car collision lawyers.