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FLORIDA TRAFFIC FATALITIES

  • In 2008, a total of 2,978 people lost their lives in Florida traffic accidents - up 11 percent from 1994.
  • Only California and Texas logged more traffic fatalities.
  • In Collier County, 34 people were killed.
  • In Lee County, 77 people died.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

At Yerger & Tyler, we know about the emotional and physical pain that comes with recovering from a car accident. We know about the financial strain, pain and suffering, lost wages and strain on families.

Naples Car Accident Attorney Linda Yerger, who is also a registered nurse, works alongside her daughter, Attorney Denise Tyler, to fight for the rights of people who have been seriously injured or killed in car accidents in Southwest Florida.

Yerger & Tyler handles personal injury and wrongful death car accident cases throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral and Bonita Springs.

In 2008, a total of 34,017 people were killed in traffic accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

More people died on Florida roads than anywhere in America, except Texas and California.

Few car accidents are “accidents” in the strictest sense of the word. And, when someone is seriously injured by the negligence of another driver, he or she deserves to be compensated for their injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and other losses caused by a serious or fatal car accident in Southwest Florida.

THE TOP 6 CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS

  • Distracted Drivers: Are a cause of as many as half of all traffic accidents. Distractions include cell phones, stereos, eating, talking, applying makeup or engaging in other activities that take a driver’s eyes from the road.
  • Driver Fatigue: Drowsy drivers account for about 100,000 accidents each year in the United States.
  • Drunk Driving: Nationwide, drunk drivers account for about 1 of every 3 traffic fatalities. If you or a loved one is injured in a Naples drunk driving accident, please contact a qualified personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights right away.
  • Speeding: Speeding not only reduces the amount of time available to avoid a crash, it increases the risk of a crash and makes a traffic accident more severe when it does occur. An accident at 60 mph generates twice the force of impact as a crash at 40 mph.
  • Aggressive Driving: Is a senseless cause of a large number of car accidents. Aggressive driving includes tailgating, flashing lights, inappropriate passing, speeding, sudden braking, rude gestures, disregard of traffic signals and even verbal or physical assault.
  • Weather: Heavy rain, fog and high winds can all contribute to car accidents in Southwest Florida. While motorists should pull to the side of the road and wait for conditions to clear, too often drivers continue to drive in poor conditions and an accident results.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a Southwest Florida traffic accident, contact the Naples car accident lawyers and the Fort Myers car accident attorneys at Yerger & Tyler for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call (239) 732-5555.

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