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Brandon Car Accident Attorneys

Car accidents occur regularly throughout the State of Florida, with 152,067 injury crashes and 2,952 fatal crashes reported in a recent year. These accidents can occur in any location, including the Brandon area, and for a wide range of reasons. Tourists travel down Interstate 95 to arrive at Disney World and the beaches of South Florida. Residents use state roads and highways to commute to work and take their children to school.

All drivers using Brandon-area roads have an obligation to operate their motor vehicles in a reasonable manner. When drivers deviate from this standard of care and cause motor vehicle accidents, then victims have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses.

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What To Do After A Car Accident

Immediately after an automobile accident, you should seek medical attention and wait for emergency responders to arrive at the accident scene. If you can move after your accident, you should try to assess your physical state and see if you can observe your surroundings. If it is possible for you to document the accident scene without exacerbating your injuries, then you should take photographs and videos of your injuries, the accident scene, and any property damage caused by the motor vehicle accident. Exchange insurance information with the other driver, but do not admit anything or apologize to them.

After you receive immediate medical treatment, you need to schedule an assessment with a medical provider. You should do this if you feel anything out of the ordinary, as it could be a sign of an injury that develops symptoms over time, such as a concussion or soft tissue injury.

After you begin receiving medical treatment and your condition is stable, you should learn about your rights to compensation. In Florida, this might involve filing a claim with your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage or, for serious injuries, with the at-fault driver’s insurance. The best way to begin and navigate this insurance claims process is to contact a Brandon car accident lawyer as soon as you can.

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Types of Vehicle Accidents

No two motor vehicle accidents are identical, and different types of automobile accidents cause different types of injuries. Some common collisions that lead to injuries are as follows.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. These types of accidents occur when the front end of one automobile strikes the back end of another automobile. May drivers tailgate or follow another vehicle too closely and cause these accidents when the other vehicle slows down or stops.

Distracted driving is also another cause of rear-end collisions. Drivers who text while driving are more likely to strike the back end of another vehicle. Sometimes drunk drivers or fatigued drivers strike other vehicles because they lose consciousness or do not see the car in front of them.


Sideswipes occur when one vehicle strikes another vehicle on the side. These types of motor vehicle accidents often occur when one driver makes an improper lane change or veers from their lane. Distracted driving is a common cause of these collisions in modern times.

Head-On Collisions

These accidents occur when the front of one car hits the front of an oncoming car. Distracted drivers or drunk drivers may cause head-on collisions by swerving out of their lane and crossing the double yellow line or by traveling down a one-way street moving the wrong way.

Head-on collisions are often extremely dangerous because the drivers usually do not have time to slow down or brace for impact. If drivers are not wearing safety belts, it is common for them to be thrown from their vehicles during head-on collisions.

T-Bone Accidents

T-Bone accidents often happen at intersections because one driver does not obey traffic signals or signs. The front end of a vehicle will strike the side of another vehicle in a “T” position. T-Bone accidents often lead to serious personal injuries, including spinal cord injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, and fractured bones.

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents often occur when a vehicle veers off the side of the road and the wheels strike an object that causes the car to “trip” and rollover. Drivers involved in these types of automobile accidents can be ejected from the vehicle if they are not wearing a safety belt. The force of the vehicle rolling over can cause occupants to suffer blunt force trauma and lacerations from broken glass, among other injuries.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Florida

Determining the cause of a crash is important to identify the best path to compensation for your losses. Our legal team helps with cases involving the following causes and more.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the primary causes of car accidents in the State of Florida, and texting while driving is a common form of distracted driving. Driving while playing music at an excessive volume, moving around and interacting with passengers while driving, eating and drinking, and other activities can also create a distracted driver.

These drivers cause so many motor vehicle accidents because they are trying to multitask, diverting their attention from the act of driving. Distracted drivers can strike other cars from behind, can run through traffic signals, and much more.

Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is another preventable yet common cause of car accidents in Florida. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cause a driver to lose focus, lose consciousness, travel in the wrong direction on an interstate or highway, and make other grave mistakes.

Driving under the influence can also cause single-car accidents, during which the intoxicated driver will strike an object or drive off the road and cause a rollover accident. Passengers can suffer serious injuries.


In today’s fast-paced life, many drivers ignore speed limits. The faster a car is traveling when a crash occurs can make the impact more severe, resulting in more serious injuries to others. Speeding and drag racing have become dangerous habits for too many Brandon drivers.

Contact a Brandon Car Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one suffered personal injuries during a car accident, you should contact Carman, Bevington & Finegan, P.A. today to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case. We handle all types of car accident claims, so reach out today for help.

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