Viacava & Cantor is a Fort Myers based Car Accident Personal Injury Law Firm representing victims and the families of victims who have been injured or lost their lives due to Car Accidents throughout Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, Marco Island and all of Southwest Florida.
Southwest Florida is a large area that is becoming more and more heavily populated. Due to the enormous growth of population in Southwest Florida over the past two decades the rise in car accidents and car accident related injuries is enormous. Automobiles are far and away the most common form of transportation in Southwest Florida and the sheer volume of driving in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island as well as all of the other areas of Southwest Florida results in a large amount of traffic accidents. When you combine the large volume of driving along with the rainy summer weather and tourists driving rental cars in an area with which they are not familiar, it is not difficult to imagine the amount of car accident related injuries there are in Florida.
Unfortunately, these Automobile Accidents often Result in Catastrophic Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury or Wrongful Death. In fact, the 2010 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics published by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reveals that in 2010 alone there were 195,104 traffic crashes with injuries and 2,444 traffic crash fatalities. This averages out to 534 traffic crashes per day in Florida where somebody is injured and nearly 6.7 traffic fatalities per day. There are many different causes for a car accident in South Florida. The most obvious cause of a car accident is the negligence of a driver. However, car accidents can also be caused by negligent vehicle maintenance, negligent road maintenance, vehicle defect, tire defect, tire tread separation and many other reasons.
What To Do If You’re Injured In a Car Accident
If you are injured in a car accident the most important things to do are to call the police, seek medical attention and preserve evidence. With very few exceptions – no lawyer or doctor should be contacting you directly after a car accident. If you think you need a Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island attorney you should investigate and hire an attorney that you feel is able to handle your case. The Fort Myers Car Accident Attorneys at Viacava & Cantor, like all of the best attorneys in Florida, will tell any potential client that preserving evidence is one of the most important things to do if you are involved in a Car Accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident make sure that you photograph any visible injuries and take photographs throughout the healing process.
What a Personal Injury Attorney Does For You
Viacava & Cantor will handle all aspects of your case leaving you with one main job – trying to heal from the accident. We will deal with the insurance companies, hospitals, doctors and vehicle damage. Under Florida Law, most car accident victims have to prove that they suffered a permanent injury before they can recover any money for pain and suffering. We will explain this law to you and how it affects your case as well as answer any other questions you have.
At Viacava & Cantor we handle car accident cases throughout the State of Florida. This personal injury law firm is located in Fort Myers with quick and convenient access to Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Captiva, Sanibel, Marco Island and all of Southwest Florida. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.