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Jacksonville Accident Attorneys

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Jacksonville Accident AttorneysThe attorneys of Abbott Law Group have over thirty years of experience litigating and settling a wide variety of accident cases.  With an ever-increasing amount of motor vehicles on the roadways, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, and motorcycle accidents are among the most frequent types of personal injury and wrongful death cases that the accident attorneys of Abbott Law Group handle.  After any automobile accident occurs, the parties must attend to repairs and other property damage, speak with insurance agents, claims adjusters, and legal authorities, and complete necessary paperwork.  If you have ever been in an accident, you know how overwhelmingly stressful all of this can be on yourself, your family, and any other parties involved.  These matters can become even more stressful and complicated when the car accident results in the injury or death of an innocent driver or passenger.  When injury or death results, the harmed parties not only have to cope with the emotional burdens, but also the financial expenses that arise, including medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, vehicle and other property repairs, and even funeral expenses for lost loved ones.  The Jacksonville accident attorneys of Abbott Law Group have the legal expertise and compassion to guide families through these stressful times and, hopefully, to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident of any kind, you may be legally entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income and future earnings, and lowered quality of life, in addition to compensation for you damaged car or other property.  While the auto accident attorneys of Abbott Law Group zealously work for any injured parties in an accident to receive the compensation they are legally entitled to, our attorneys always take the necessary steps to reach that end, including:

  • Making sure you receive the medical attention you need now and in the future;
  • Investigating the negligent party, the reason for the crash, and the location and events that led up to the crash;
  • Locating and contacting witnesses who may be able to provide statements or evidence about the collision;
  • Providing all necessary communications with the insurance company and claims adjusters;
  • Negotiating with representatives of negligent parties and claims adjusters from insurance companies
  • Fighting for the maximum compensation for which you may be legally entitled; and
  • Filing your case quickly to help avoid statute of limitation deadlines.

At Abbott Law Group, the attorneys’ focus is on what is best for the client.  After having an initial consultation, our accident attorneys set up a plan tailored specifically for the client’s needs and wants, and work to obtain the goals that the client sets out.  The client will hear the seasoned advice of our team of experts and from there will make every major decision that needs to be made.

Common Causes & Injuries in Accidents

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in Florida, and the United States as a whole, with approximately 6 million car accidents occurring across the country every year.  The Department of Transportation estimates that of these 6 million accidents, 3 million result in injuries and 40,00 result in wrongful death.  The Florida Department of Transportation estimates that over 700 traffic accidents occur every day throughout Florida alone, with over 3,000 auto accident deaths each year.  Car accidents can be caused in many different ways; however, the most common causes include:

  • Distracted Driving – Any activity that takes the driver’s focus away from the road can be considered distracted driving.
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI Accidents) – Unfortunately, impaired driving is the cause of thousands of car accidents every year that result in permanent injury and death.
  • Speeding – Traveling at a high speed reduces reaction times for drivers, making accidents more likely to occur. In addition, high-speed collisions are more likely to produce severe injuries and deaths.
  • Hazardous Roadways – Local and state governments are responsible for maintaining the condition of roadways, and, as any driver can attest, oftentimes fail in their duties.
  • Operating a Vehicle Without a License – Often times, this occurs after one has lost his or her license after a DUI.
  • Following too Closely – Tailgating is one of the leading causes of accidents as driving too close to the car in front of you results in a lessened reaction time if the car in front brakes quickly.
  • Lane Changing – Accidents typically result from lane changing when drivers fail to look behind, when cars are in a blind spot, and when they fail to use a blinker.
  • Road Rage – Unreasonable anger on the road often results in more aggressive driving, which is dangerous not only for that driver but for all drivers on the road.
  • Failure to Maintain Safe Operating Condition – Accidents often occur when car owners to not maintain their vehicle up to safety standards, which can include not replacing windshield wipers, not keeping tires properly inflated, or not replacing cracked windshields.

The list above illustrates some of the most common causes of auto accidents that Abbott Law Group litigates.  However, the accident attorneys also handle cases involving head-on collisions, hit-and-run accidents, reckless driving, rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, rollovers, and intersection accidents.

Collision or accident related injuries our Jacksonville attorneys regularly investigate

While car accidents can be caused in a number of ways, the types of injuries suffered in car accidents typically include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones 
  • Cuts and lacerations 
  • Head injuries 
  • Neck injuries 
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Nerve damage

If you were involved in an accident in Duval County or St. Johns County that resulted in injury to you or a loved one, the attorneys of Abbott Law Group may be able to help you get the compensation to pay for your past and future medical bills.

Jacksonville & St. Augustine Accident Attorneys

If you were the recent victim of an accident, whether it be a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you should not rely on insurance companies to keep your best interests in mind.  It is the claims adjusters’ job to get the best possible outcome for the insurance company, which is why it is incredibly important for you to discuss your case and explore your legal options with an accident attorney before speaking to any representatives from an insurance company. Abbott Law Group has a team of professionals specifically dedicated to handling accident cases occurring in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, as well as all of Duval County, St. Johns County, Nassau County, Clay County, Baker County, and the rest of the state of Florida.

Since founding Abbott Law Group three decades ago, Fred “Catfish” Abbott earned the Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer distinction from The Florida Bar while racking up nearly one hundred and sixty jury trials. In addition, Catfish has received numerous awards and recognitions for his legal work in Northeast Florida, including being named a National Top 100 Trial Lawyer, a Florida “Super Lawyer”, and receiving an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest peer rating for legal skill and integrity.

In addition to Catfish and our other experienced accident attorneys, Abbott Law Group has an in-house legal nurse on staff. Beverly Abbott is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, which is a distinction earned only by those who have excelled in applying medical knowledge to the legal arena. Beverly contributes to the legal team by applying her expertise in the field of brain injury and neurological trauma, as well as by interpreting medical records, rendering medical opinions, preparing expert witnesses, and by being a comforting and knowledgeable resource to our clients.

Contact the Jacksonville accident attorneys of Abbott Law Group today for a consultation at no cost and no obligation to you.  We are here to answer your questions, explain your rights, and help you pursue justice.