Memorial Day is supposed to be a time for families to come together and for all of us to remember the contribution of the soldiers and veterans who have helped keep our nation safe for more than 200 years. For most of us, Memorial Day means a long weekend, a barbeque, and the beginning of summer. It’s a good time.
But like most holidays, Memorial Day weekend can also turn ugly. Unfortunately, the holidays are a time when accidents tend to spike, and hospitals see a huge influx of people coming in with emergency injuries. Memorial Day in particular tends to have a high level of accidents and injuries. There are a few reasons:
• Drunk driving is common on Memorial Day weekend, leading to more car accidents.
• Many families go out boating, often with people who aren’t used to being on a boat. Crowded lakes make accidents more common.
• People are often in a hurry to get to where they’re going, leading to carelessness on the roads.
That means that not just car accidents, but boating and pedestrian accidents tend to go up as well. If you were involved in any kind of accident this Memorial Day it’s important to know your rights.
Under our civil justice system, you are entitled to recover monetary compensation for any damages you sustained because of someone else’s actions, and they are personally liable for that compensation. These damages include your injuries as well as the damage to your car or property. The purpose of this monetary compensation is to cover your costs and to try to make things right.
You have this right even if the other person does not carry insurance. If their insurance cannot pay what is owed, or only pays part of it, you can take legal action to get the rest of what you are owed. Likewise, the person who caused the accident owes this money even if they didn’t mean to do anything wrong. Negligence is one of the leading causes of accidents and injuries in the U.S., and if you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence they owe you fair compensation.
In the aftermath of an accident, many people aren’t sure what to do. The medical bills pile up quickly, the insurance company gives you the runaround, and the other person may threaten legal action of their own. That’s why our lawyers are here to help you.
The attorneys of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene are among the most experienced personal injury lawyers in Florida. Whether you were injured in a car accident, a boating accident, or any other kind of mishap this Memorial Day, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. Our legal team will review your options, evaluate your case for free, and help you fight to get everything you deserve. Contact us today and let us help you.