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Personal Injury

Sarasota and Manatee County Florida Auto Accident Attorney

Millions of Americans are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. The majority of accidents involving cars, trucks and SUVs could have been prevented if proper driver safety was applied. An automobile accident can cut your life short, impair your ability to enjoy life or even steal away someone you love. In a blink of an eye, your life can be altered. Car accidents can impair your physical and mental health.

There are many reasons why drivers get into car accidents. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that:

  • Of reported accidents, 98 percent involve one single distracted driver.
  • The number-one driver distraction is “rubbernecking” (that is, looking at something else on the road like a breakdown or, ironically, another accident).
  • Other distracted-driver activities include admiring the scenery, looking for road signs or landmarks, fiddling with the radio or music player, tending to children, interacting with passengers, and using a cell phone.
  • Increased cell phone usage while driving is suspected as the culprit in more and more traffic accidents, as reflected in some state laws restricting cell phone use while driving. More studies need to be conducted to determine the true impact.

What To Do After An Accident

If you have been in an auto accident, contact Daniels & Hannan immediately. After an accident, there are so many things to think about. Getting the money you need from the insurance companies can be a difficult job and hiring an experienced auto accident attorney can save you months of stress and help you cut through the red tape to get the money you deserve. Daniels & Hannan knows that this is a very stressful part of your life so we work hard so you don’t have to.

The first thing you should do following a car accident is to seek medical attention, because you may have injuries that you are not aware of. If you are examined by a doctor, make sure you are specific in explaining how the automobile accident happened and any and all injuries and problems you sustained as a result. Other tips to keep in mind if you are in an accident:

  • Stop. If you leave the scene of the car accident, that would be considered a “hit and run,” and might be a felony.
  • Call for help. If someone is injured, call 911. If not, call the police.
  • Call your insurer. As soon as you are able, call and file an accident report. You should also notify the other driver’s insurer of the accident.
  • Don’t sign anything. Do not talk to any insurance adjusters, either.
  • Gather information. Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of everyone at the scene, especially witnesses.
  • Go see your doctor.

We Uncover The Details

Determining the party or parties responsible for negligence in an automobile accident can be difficult. At Daniels & Hannan, our strategic legal team will work attentively to uncover the convoluted details of your auto accident. We utilize accident investigators and experts that will help you prove the accident occurred as a result of another driver’s negligence.

We understand the tremendous physical, mental, emotional, and financial toll an automobile accident can have on you and your family. You may be entitled to receive compensation for medical treatment, therapy, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering and other damages depending on your situation.

The attorneys at Daniels & Hannan will come to your home, office or hospital. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, you need the expert legal guidance of Daniels & Hannan, Contact us today at (941) 932-8007 or our confidential contact information form, for your complimentary automobile accident consultation.