Auto and Motor Vehicle Accidents
Leesfield Scolaro has extensive experience with accident cases involving cars, trucks, tractor trailers, trains, motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, bicycles and mopeds, or any moving engine-operated vehicle. Our trial attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation provided by law. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section. For over 45 years, our Miami personal injury lawyers have represented clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of a third-party. We handle complex personal injury litigation action for clients in South Florida, and throughout the state of Florida.
Our auto accident attorneys' knowledge and experience help in early determination of the extent and true nature of the liability of a third-party. We have obtained verdicts and settlements for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians in cases involving defective auto parts, drunk driving, and other forms of negligent or reckless driving. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.
Although all vehicles must obey traffic safety laws, they are not treated the same under law. Some vehicles are not considered as motor vehicles, and are subject to different laws than those that are. This could affect your rights as an injured person. For example, if you are injured in an accident involving a bus, trolley or train, your rights as an injured person are affected because busses and trolleys are governed by different laws in your state, and trains are regulated by federal law.
Car accidents are the leading cause of injury and death for drivers under the age of 34 years, and the number of people over the age of 34 years injured and killed in car accidents is also alarmingly high. Over 40,000 people are killed in approximately five million motor vehicle collisions and other car accidents annually, many involving teen car accidents. In 2002 alone, nearly 43,000 people died in highway accidents nationwide. That equates to over 115 fatalities per day.
In almost all auto accidents, at least one injury is involved, which is why car accidents are one of the top personal injury claims filed in civil courts these days. The economic costs of personal injuries and property damage sustained in car accidents is staggering over $150 billion per year. What does all this mean to you? It means that all drivers, including you, are likely to get in at least one car accident in their lifetime. They also indicate that you probably will sustain an injury, and if you are injured our attorneys will give you the most professional, effective and aggressive legal representation.
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