Over A Century Of Experience In Car Accidents

A serious car accident almost always equals expensive medical bills, lost wages, pain and frustration. In the midst of this, it can make a world of difference to have a strong advocate on your side who will fight for the compensation you deserve.

Turn to Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., With more than 125 years of combined legal experience, our injury attorneys have recovered more than a billion dollars for our Florida clients in Lakeland, Orlando and beyond. We are well-equipped to handle auto accident cases involving:

  • Hit-and-run
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorists
  • Speeding
  • Other types of negligence

What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

The first few moments – and even months – after a crash can feel confusing and overwhelming. It is important to know the steps that you should take after an accident.

  1. Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries are not visible.
  2. Call the police to have them write a formal report.
  3. Get the name, license plate number, contact information and insurance information of the other driver.
  4. Do not speak to any insurance companies. Instead, contact an attorney.

You do not have to cope with the aftermath of an accident on your own. Contact Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., and we will help you.

Most Common Distractions That Cause Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents occur every day for a variety of different reasons. As technology has evolved and become more integrated into our daily lives, distracted driving has risen as a primary cause of car and truck accidents. The following represents the most common distractions resulting in accidents:

  1. Texting and Driving or Talking on the Phone
  2. Speeding and Aggressive Driving
  3. Distractions inside vehicle (GPS/Radio/Climate Control)
  4. Eating and Drinking
  5. Grooming (Combing Hair, Makeup, etc.)
  6. Day Dreaming
  7. Pets and/or Children
  8. Driving Under the Influence

Insurers Do Not Have Your Best Interests At Heart

After an accident, your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company will reach out to you to get your statement. However, it is not wise to speak to any insurance provider without first speaking to a lawyer.

Why? Because insurance companies have only one priority: protecting their bottom line. Many insurers offer much lower settlements than you need to cover your damages. Before you speak to any insurance representative, contact a lawyer from Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A..

Truck Accidents Call For Detailed Legal Knowledge

Trucking accidents differ from automobile accidents due to certain federal and state regulations that apply specifically to the trucking industry. If you were injured in an accident that involved a semitruck or tractor-trailer, you need an experienced lawyer who understands the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations and other laws.

Our attorneys handle cases involving all types of negligence on the part of trucking companies and their drivers. Such negligence can include:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Overloaded or poorly loaded vehicles
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Insufficient driver training

Motorcycle Accidents Aren’t Always The Rider’s Fault

Motorcycle crashes often lead to traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries or even death. Unfortunately, too many riders are wrongly blamed for causing these accidents. Even the most careful and law-abiding motorcyclists suffer when other drivers are careless.

Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., will dig deep to uncover the truth in these catastrophic cases. We will look at potential contributing factors such as:

  • Road hazards (potholes, uneven pavement, etc.)
  • Limited visibility due to weather conditions
  • Motorcycle defects
  • Negligence or wrongful conduct of the other party involved

After Any Motor Vehicle Accident, You Can Rely On Us · Free Consultation

Find out why thousands of satisfied clients have turned to our Florida law firm over the past 40 years. Call one of our six office locations at 863-336-6927 or contact us online for a free consultation about your accident case.

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