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Injuries From Auto Accidents Are More Common Than Many Would Believe

Statistics of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that in 2008, there were 2,978 traffic fatalities in Florida. 77 of these fatalities occurred in Lee County, home to Fort Myers, with 20 of them involving alcohol and 10 involving speeding. In Sarasota County there were 42 traffic fatalities, 11 of them being alcohol related traffic fatalities. In 2006 there were 256,200 auto accidents in Florida that injured 214,914 people.

In addition to car crashes, personal injuries include dog bites and injuries caused by slipping and falling in places such as parking lots, restaurants, and on the job. In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were a total of 291 fatal occupational injuries in Florida, 39 of them involving falls, and 38 involving exposure to harmful substances or environments. Of these fatalities, 56 involved assaults and violent acts.

In addition, according to the CDC there were 8,917 deaths caused by accidents in Florida in 2006. Many of these accidents were caused by negligence. According to FARS, (Fatality Analysis Reporting Service) in 2005 Florida had the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the nation. Many of these accidents are preventable, and if there is a fatality, can be the basis of a wrongful death case.

A wrongful death is a death that is caused by the negligence, carelessness, or reckless act of someone else. Wrongful death is a civil action that may be brought by the survivors of the deceased party. Florida's Wrongful Death Act specifically allows spouses, children, parents, and relatives who may have been dependent on the deceased to seek financial recovery as survivors of the deceased.

If you are injured, seek medical help immediately. If you want to take legal action to recover the costs and expenses of your personal injury in Port Charlotte, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible because there are strict time limits for the taking of legal action in such cases.

In Port Charlotte injury law attorneys can assist you

If you have suffered a personal injury, contact the Port Charlotte personal injury lawyer of All Injuries Law Firm, P.A. to schedule an initial consultation about your case. We know how to evaluate your case and can fight effectively for the justice and fair compensation that you deserve