Getting into a car accident on an Ocala road will ruin your day, at the very least. But it could also burden you with debilitating injuries, crushing medical expenses, and countless other difficulties.
You should not bear the cost of an Ocala car accident that you did not cause. Instead, the party at fault for causing the crash should face legal and financial accountability to you.
The experienced car accident injury lawyers at Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A., can help. We represent Ocala-area car accident victims in legal actions seeking compensation for the harm they suffered because of someone else’s wrongful actions. For a free consultation about your rights to compensation after a car accident disrupts your life, contact us today.
We Get Results
For over 35 years, the experienced team of lawyers at Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A., has been fighting for justice on behalf of Floridians who suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Our case results include multiple million-dollar recoveries for Florida car accident victims, and for families of individuals who tragically died in crashes.
We understand the frustration you feel when you get injured because of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. Our team works to make sure that the individual, business, or entity that caused your injuries and losses pays you the compensation you deserve under Florida law. We cannot guarantee results, but our track record of delivering personalized client service and favorable case outcomes gives our clients the confidence of knowing that their case is in good hands.
Getting Compensation for an Ocala Car Accident
Ocala car accident victims often have rights under Florida law to take legal action seeking compensation for their injuries and losses.
There are no guarantees, but oftentimes an experienced car accident lawyer from Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A. can secure payment for a crash victim’s:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost income
- Lost earning potential
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Present and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Other out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the crash
In some cases, our team can also secure an award of extra compensation, known as punitive damages, that aims to punish extreme or outrageous conduct by the party at fault for the car accident.
Our attorneys approach every Ocala car accident case with a client-centered focus. There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter case in our office. Every client we represent has suffered unique injuries and deserves personalized legal representation customized to their specific needs and priorities.
We work closely with our clients to understand the full impact of a car accident on their lives, finances, and relationships. Then, we get to work pursuing the best course of action for their situations.
Depending on the circumstances, we may seek compensation for our client from:
- A motorist whose negligent actions behind the wheel caused the accident that injured our client;
- The employer of the driver at fault for the accident, if that driver caused a crash while on the job;
- An automotive manufacturer, if a defective vehicle or vehicle part (such as brakes or tires) contributed to the cause of the crash;
- A municipal government, if road conditions the government could have, and reasonably should have, prevented or protected the public from led to the accident;
These are just a few examples, of course. Speak with our team today to learn who may owe you compensation for the harm you and your family suffered in an Ocala-area motor vehicle accident.
Do Not Delay Seeking Legal Advice After an Ocala Car Accident
In most cases, Ocala car accident victims have, at most, four years from the date of their accident to take legal action seeking compensation for their injuries and losses. Sometimes a lawyer must take action on their behalf in a matter of months. You can lose your right to compensation by missing a deadline for filing a lawsuit or insurance claim.
Deadlines aside, in many motor vehicle accident cases, quick action is necessary to preserve evidence and to give you the best possible chance of obtaining maximum compensation. As time passes, Ocala car accident cases become increasingly difficult to prove, which directly translates into less money for you to help you pay for your medical needs and financial losses.
Do not wait to protect your rights to receive payment for the harm done to you in an Ocala motor vehicle accident. The sooner you contact a skilled car accident attorney, like a member of the team at Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A., the stronger your chances of obtaining every last penny of compensation the law entitles you to receive.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
At Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A., we have represented car accident victims injured in virtually every kind of car accident you can imagine. Our experienced lawyers possess the skill and know-how to win car accident cases no matter who bears the blame for the harm our clients have suffered. Here are just some of the types of accidents our team routinely handles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding kills nearly 10,000 people each year. Even when speeding accidents do not result in fatalities, they commonly inflict life-altering injuries.
Our team knows how to investigate an accident and gather evidence to prove that a driver who was speeding at the time of a crash should bear full responsibility for the harm the crash caused.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving takes many forms. Some people just cannot put their phones down. Others pay more attention to the song playing on the radio than to the road ahead. Still others lose focus when their kids start fighting in the back seat. Regardless of how it happens, however, distracted driving can have catastrophic consequences.
Our lawyers have experience in finding and securing evidence to establish that a driver was distracted at the time of a crash. That evidence can provide the crucial support we need to obtain top-dollar compensation for our clients.
Accidents Caused by Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
Drunk and drugged driving is against the law in Florida, but unfortunately, it still happens on Ocala-area roads. Consuming alcohol and certain other drugs can reduce reaction time, impair motor skills, and interfere with judgment and decision-making. Drivers who make the irresponsible and tragic decision to drive while impaired put innocent members of the public at risk for deadly accidents.
At Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A., we strive to hold drunk and drugged drivers—and anyone else answerable for their reckless misconduct—financially accountable for the harm they cause.
Drowsy Driving Accidents
Driving on insufficient rest is nearly as dangerous as driving drunk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), studies have shown that drowsy drivers experience impaired driving abilities similar to those exhibited by drunk drivers, including slow reaction times, impaired motor control, and severe misjudgments affecting their own and others’ safety.
Drowsy driving is not okay just because many people do it. We fight to make sure that individuals who get behind the wheel while impaired by their lack of sleep face consequences for causing an accident that harmed our client.
Inexperienced Driver Accidents
Drivers who lack experience behind the wheel, or who lack familiarity with Ocala-area roads, have a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing accidents. Unfortunately, some drivers’ inexperience translates into dangerous driving behaviors, including making sudden turns or lane changes that lead to accidents.
The team Steven A. Bagen & Associates investigates our clients’ cases to identify telltale signs that unreasonably dangerous driver inexperience led to a crash.
Accidents Resulting From Poor Vehicle Maintenance
Today’s motor vehicles are designed to go long stretches with relatively little maintenance. Nevertheless, failing to maintain a vehicle properly can still lead to an accident. All drivers have a basic duty to the public to keep their vehicles running safely.
In many cases in which our clients have suffered injuries because of poor vehicle maintenance, we seek to hold not just the vehicle owner accountable, but also parties like mechanics or garages that failed to perform competent services to keep a vehicle in a reasonably safe condition.
Accidents Caused by Defective Parts
Even well-maintained vehicles can break down and get into accidents if they contain dangerously defective parts. In most states, automotive parts manufacturers face strict liability to accident victims when a defective part they produced contributes to the cause of a crash. The Steven A. Bagen & Associates team puts its years of experience to work in seeking accident injury compensation from even the largest auto parts manufacturers.
Common Ocala Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents in Ocala have the potential to inflict a wide array of injuries, from minor to life-threatening. Any of these injuries can saddle crash victims with significant expenses and challenges.
At Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A., our team has secured compensation for clients struggling with virtually every type of car accident injury you can imagine. Here are some of the most common traumas our clients have endured.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most serious and life-altering injuries a car accident victim can suffer. Because the spinal cord transmits messages between the brain and the body, a serious spinal cord injury will commonly lead to permanent paralysis. Car accident victims who suffer spinal cord injuries face a host of challenges, inconveniences, and expenses, for which they deserve maximum compensation. Our team works tirelessly to make sure our clients facing SCIs secure the financial resources they need to pay for care, adapt to their injuries, and continue leading productive, meaningful lives.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Car accidents are one of the top causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the United States. Doctors classify TBIs as “minor” (also known as a concussion), moderate, or severe, but no matter what its classification, a TBI holds the potential to cause severe disruption and expense in a crash victim’s life. TBI sufferers regularly contend with lasting physical, emotional, and cognitive impairments that interfere with their abilities to go to school, earn a living, and live independent lives. The team at Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A., understands the challenges our clients face when living with TBI, and we have the experience and know-how to get the financial compensation to help them overcome their injuries.
Broken Bones and Orthopedic Injuries
Many Ocala car accident victims suffer fractures, dislocated joints, ligament and tendon tears, and a variety of similar injuries to their bones and soft tissue. These injuries can heal in time with proper care, but that doesn’t stop them from causing severe physical, emotional, and financial pain.
At Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A., we fight to make sure that victims of these so-called “minor” car accident injuries receive the compensation they need to pay their medical bills and return to their normal routines as soon as possible.
Lacerations, Burns, and Other Scarring Injuries
A car accident can break glass, twist metal, and rupture fuel lines. Vehicle occupants face risks of suffering deep cuts, punctures, and burns that sever nerves and leave behind disfiguring scars. Attorneys at Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A. routinely represent car accident victims in legal actions seeking damages to compensate for the physical and emotional trauma of injuries that never truly go away.
Call Our Skilled Ocala Car Accident Lawyers
You need a skilled, knowledgeable, experienced lawyer to represent you in your Ocala car accident case. The best legal team for you is one with proven experience successfully negotiating top-dollar car accident settlements and winning high-value car accident cases in Florida courtrooms.
Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A. has years of experience and success representing Ocala car accident victims like you. Contact us right away at (800) BAGEN LAW to learn more about how we may be able to help you get the compensation you need to heal from your injuries, pay your bills, and return to living the life you deserve.