Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, as well as Atlanta, Georgia

Auto accidents generally refer to any crash involving a passenger vehicle or truck. When you or a loved one is injured in a crash, you should contact an attorney if the crash was someone else's fault. Even if you aren't sure, give our attorneys a call.

We provide free case evaluations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 833-546-3675. Kelleher Law features AV Preeminent® attorneys ready to serve you in our offices located in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, and in Atlanta, Georgia.

Types of Vehicle Accident Claims

Claims involving motor vehicles can include the following:

Additionally, we handle motorcycle claims and boating accident claims.

Auto Accident Injuries and Payment

Life-altering injuries are not uncommon after a crash:

These injuries can lead to life-long impairments, pain, mental anguish and suffering. You deserve compensation for an accident that was caused by someone else's carelessness. Our attorneys fight for exactly that.

You may get an offer from the insurance company, but it may be lower than what you actually need and deserve. Our attorneys pursue compensation to the fullest extent on your behalf.

Infographic: Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents?

Unfortunately, there are multiple common causes of motor vehicle accidents in Florida and Atlanta, GA. These actions or states of mind can often lead to dangerous, life-altering, and sometimes deadly accidents. They include:

  • Drunk or impaired driving – Being under the influence of alcohol and drugs is not only unsafe but also illegal. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, drunk drivers caused approximately 5,302 accidents, over 3,000 injuries, and 406 fatalities in 2022.
  • Speeding – In Florida, where many people commute to work, speeding can be a common driving habit, but it can also unfortunately lead to accidents.
  • Hazardous Weather – Florida is also notorious for rainy, hazardous weather. Drivers who choose to drive during unsafe conditions may be held responsible for their accidents.
  • Driver distractions – Texting while driving often leads to motor vehicle accidents as well as pedestrian accidents.

What Are the Most Common Personal Injuries From Motor Vehicle Accidents?

Personal injuries from motor vehicle accidents can be complex for victims to recover from, both physically and financially. The most common injuries from motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Whiplash
  • Disability for multiple months following the accident
  • Limitation in bodily function

How Do I Know If I Need an Attorney After My Motor Vehicle Accident?

Getting involved in a motor vehicle accident is a very stressful situation. It can be hard to know exactly when a victim of a motor vehicle accident can benefit from filing a claim or contacting a lawyer. Below are the circumstances when a motor vehicle accident attorney can help:

  • You have suffered serious injuries from the accident.
  • Your injuries require hospital or long-term medical care or rehabilitation services.
  • Your medical care due to injury requires you to take time off work.
  • Multiple vehicles were involved in the accident.
  • An uninsured driver caused your accident.
  • You are struggling to collect sufficient evidence from the accident.
  • The insurance company has offered you a settlement.

How is Liability Determined in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

To determine liability, one of our experienced attorneys will carefully review the details of your accident. This may include reviewing police and medical reports, talking to witnesses, looking at photographic and video evidence, and working with an accident reconstructionist. It may also involve reviewing known vehicle defects and roadway risks.

Motor vehicle accidents are confusing. So many factors can contribute to even the most seemingly basic of these accidents, making it essential for a thorough review before liability is assigned. If you suspect your accident resulted from someone else’s behavior, even if you played a minor role, it is a good idea to talk to one of our lawyers to learn more about your rights.

What Kind of Compensation can I Seek Through Legal Action?

Compensation that may be available through a motor vehicle accident claim includes:

  • Special Damages. Also known as economic damages, special damages include medical bills, property damage, and anything else with a provable and fixed monetary cost
  • General Damages. Also known as non-economic damages, general damages include physical pain, emotional suffering, forced changes to lifestyle, and other considerations that do not have an established monetary value

General damages may be significantly more when a jury hears a case, though very few motor vehicle accident claims go to trial.

How Long do Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Take?

It can take weeks to months to settle a motor vehicle accident claim. If a claim ends up in court, it can take even longer.

Most motor vehicle accident claims settle during mediation, long before a trial is set. In some cases, mediation occurs within a few weeks or months of an accident. In others, it may take longer. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the process of filing a claim and answer any questions about how long your claim may take.

Should I Talk to a Lawyer Before Accepting an Insurance Settlement?

It is always a good idea to talk to an attorney before accepting an offer from insurance. Once you have received an insurance settlement, you will be barred from taking legal action to seek additional compensation. Talking to one of our lawyers before accepting an offer can help you understand what your claim may be worth and assist you in deciding on the best course forward.

How Much Time do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Motor Vehicle Accident?

You have four years to file a lawsuit following injury in a motor vehicle accident in Florida. You have two years in Georgia. In both cases, taking action before the statute of limitations approaches is best. Waiting to file a claim may complicate the process. If you are injured, call us today to learn about your options and your rights.

Why Choose Us?

You have a lot of attorneys to choose from in Florida. What makes us the right choice for you? We believe our credentials and experience speak to our abilities:

  • AV Preeminent® peer ratings held by all of our attorneys
  • Focused on injury law
  • Client-focused attention and individualized services
  • Personally committed to achieving great results on your behalf
  • Fees are contingent upon recovery, so if no recovery is made, then no fees are charged
  • Handle your case with the attention it deserves

At Kelleher Law, we are passionate about obtaining favorable results for our clients. We have seen with our own eyes just how impactful these injuries can be on the lives of our clients.

When we are successful in maximizing their compensation, the injured has the money they need in order to access effective medical care, both currently and if the injury requires future medical care.

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Get Free Answers Now

Were you recently involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else? Was a loved one injured or killed in an accident? If so, you may be eligible to make a claim and pursue compensation above and beyond any insurance offers.

For a free review of your claim, please call the experienced and driven attorneys at Kelleher Law at 833-546-3675 or contact us online.

Kelleher Law proudly represents accident victims from across Florida. Our offices are conveniently located in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, as well as in Atlanta, Georgia. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.