Updated Hernando County Road Accident StatisticsTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. August 30, 2018
Every year, nearly six-million Americans like yourself are involved in road-traffic accidents. On the average, these accidents will cost 40,000 of those Americans their lives. Many more everyday citizens like yourself will sustain life-altering injuries and disabilities as the result of a road-traffic accident. Most of the people involved in these types of accidents stand to experience substantial damage to their personal property.
The personal toll of a road accident is often enormous. For some, the avalanche of expenses caused by a traffic accident is overwhelming and potentially irrecoverable. Those of us who live in Hernando County are not immune to road-traffic accidents. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Traffic Crash Statistics Report states that so far this year, 985 Hernando County residents have been involved in traffic accidents. 522 of those crashes have resulted in physical injuries for a total of 935 people having sustained crash-related bodily damage. So far this year, 12 of those motor-vehicle crashes have resulted in the fatalities of Hernando County citizens.
These sobering statistics prove that road-traffic accidents can happen to any vehicle operator, passenger, bicyclist or pedestrian, anytime and anywhere. Traffic crashes can involve any kind of vehicle. This year in Hernando County, 81 drivers of commercial motor vehicles have been involved in traffic accidents involving 90 actual commercial vehicles.
Even pedestrians and bicyclists are at risk of sustaining injuries or losing their lives during a random-traffic accident. This year alone, 11 bicyclists and 19 pedestrians have sustained injuries as a result of road-traffic accidents. One of those pedestrian-related accidents has already resulted in a fatality.
Another 451 of Hernando County’s 2018 traffic accidents and related crashes have involved costly property damage.
Road-traffic accidents have claimed too many lives and have left millions of innocent people to both suffer and then recover from their injuries and/or personal property damages. Sometimes those injuries and losses prove devastating. Such tragedies have needlessly caused long-term recovery periods and have at times resulted in permanent disabilities. Such traumas and accident-related property repairs/replacements have also resulted in calamitous losses of family income.
Our experienced attorneys are firmly committed to protecting and fighting for the legal rights of you and your loved ones if you have sustained injuries, lost loved ones, or have experienced costly property damage as the result of a road-traffic accident.
If you or one of the people you care about has sustained injuries, death, disability, emotional or property damages as a result of a traffic accident, we are here to help you. The State of Florida has enacted specific laws that can provide damage awards. A fair award may be all that sustains you or your family members after a tragic road accident.
These laws were designed to compensate victims like yourself for costly medical expenses, lost wages, personal disfigurements, mental anguish, or pain and suffering that has resulted from another driver’s negligent driving behavior. Because ours is a comparative negligence state, any proven negligence on the victim’s part can at times reduce the actual money that can be awarded to the victim.
Our attorneys will review your specific case and determine how your unique situation might be affected by Florida’s comparative negligence laws. Our aggressive accident attorneys will provide the court expertly-documented evidence to prove that the bulk of negligence is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash.
Be very wary of negotiating with insurers on your own. Every day, our attorneys work with insurers to maximize the insurance benefits you’ve already paid your hard-earned money for. Insurance companies operate as “for-profit” organizations and their representatives nearly always seek to minimize the actual monies paid out to their clients. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience and work hard every day to seek the maximize automobile insurer payouts to clients like you.
Whether your road-traffic accident was caused by a rear-end collision, behind-the-wheel cell phone usage, a driver choosing to get behind the wheel of a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, a failure to observe established driving rules, or was the result of a too-tired driver attempting to drive, it’s very important that you arrange a consultation with an experienced traffic-accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Our attorneys will aggressively investigate and sort through the available evidence to determine often overlooked causative factors behind your road-traffic accident. Our comprehensive approach to traffic accident investigations may include:
- Examining the actual scene of the accident
- Analyzing accident related witness and accident reports
- Interviewing witnesses
- Negotiating directly with insurance companies
- Preparing and filing any necessary lawsuits
- Preparing any necessary mediation agreements
Our car accident lawyers offer free case evaluations, with no obligation, call 800-538-4878 without delay. Our aim is to fight for your rights and those injured due to the negligence or fault of another. Our injury law team is standing by for your call, 24/7.