St. Augustine Auto Accidents Attorney
St. Augustine drivers find congested city roads, high speed interstates, and winding two-lane country roads all within just a few miles. The prevalence of large trucks and SUVs can both increase the severity of a crash and cause secondary injuries to their occupants through a rollover. In addition, accidents frequently occur in areas where road infrastructure has not kept up with population growth such as along State Road 210 between I-95 and the beaches.
The attorneys in our St. Augustine office drive these roads every day and are very familiar with local conditions. Our firm has over 300 years of combined legal experience and has recovered over $10 million in auto accident claims. We will work closely with you to gather any needed evidence and will fight for you all the way to a jury verdict if needed.
COMMON CAUSES OF AUTO ACCIDENTS
According to the latest data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, St. Johns has roughly 1,700 crashes per year. That’s almost five per day and over 75 for every 100 million vehicle-miles traveled. The most common causes include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Following too closely
- Misjudging left turns
- Poor weather
- Debris on the road
- Inexperienced drivers
- Faulty tires
- Manufacturer defects
Our attorneys have successfully handled claims against many types of defendants in addition to the at-fault driver. These claims have included suits against auto manufacturers for faulty equipment, repair shops whose poor work led to a crash, and drivers who compounded a crash by following too closely to avoid it or rubbernecking after the fact. We have also filed suits against public and private agencies responsible for road maintenance and properly directing traffic around construction sites.
An auto accident case isn’t just complicated because of the number of possible defendants. Damages can range from structural damage to the vehicle, damaged personal property inside the vehicle, and physical injuries possibly requiring hospitalization or long-term care. Speak with an experienced auto accident attorney for a full assessment of your case to ensure you receive full compensation. For a free consultation, contact us today at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111.