It’s no secret that the year-round mild weather in Sarasota and the Tampa Bay-area makes this part of Florida a popular destination for winter residents, also known as “snowbirds.” Florida is full of retired snowbirds from New York and other northern states between October and April, as they migrate south for the winter to get out of the cold and into the warmer weather.
While many Floridians feel that the population increase from northern-area retirees during these months of the year contributes to car accidents in the Sunshine State, our Sarasota accident attorneys understand that not every motor vehicle accident during this time of the year is caused by snowbirds.
While it is true that with a spike in population and number of cars on the road, the potential for collisions increases. However, crashes are also caused by a number of additional factors, including:
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk driving
If you are a New York snowbird who has been injured in a Florida crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, the insurance company and the lawyer for the other side will likely try to use stereotypes that older, out-of-state drivers are less safe (despite research that shows elderly drivers are more safe than younger, novice drivers). Because everyone will be looking to assign blame to you for the crash, you will need an experienced accident attorney fighting for you, especially when you have suffered injuries.
Sadly, your injuries may be serious, causing you to fight for your life. However, during this time, you will also need to be fighting to recover your damages. Our Sarasota personal injury law firm has fought successfully for many elderly drivers from out-of-state and we can help you too. While you try and focus on your physical recovery, we can concentrate on your financial recovery so that you can obtain compensation for your injuries, which may include:
- Rotator cuff injury
- Broken clavicle
- Abdominal injury
- Femur fracture
- Hip fracture
- Tibia injury
- Herniated disc
- Knee and ligament injuries
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
Why a New York Snowbird Needs a Sarasota Accident Attorney’s Help
If you have suffered any kind of injury in a South Florida auto accident, you should lean on the experience of a skilled Sarasota personal injury law firm to help you collect compensation for your injuries. As experienced lawyers, we can be valuable to you because we know how much compensation you should receive for your crash, injuries, medical bills and other damages, and we will fight for your fair recovery.
Call Mallard Perez at 888-409-3805 for a free consultation and request a free copy of our book What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck or Bike Accident.