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Car Accident Lawyer Serving Apopka, FL

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If you need a car accident lawyer in Apopka, FL, contact Presser Law today. Our local personal injury law firm specializes in fighting for Florida car accident victims.

 

After suffering a car accident injury, you have a lot on your mind: increasing medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, physical injuries, and emotional trauma. It’s important to have an experienced car accident attorney by your side to help you understand your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Attorney Justin Presser has helped hundreds of Apopka car accident victims recover financially after they were injured. He can help you as well.

 

Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents in Apopka can be categorized by the type of impact, the type of driver, and the type of vehicle involved. Each of these is a factor in the degree of damages and injuries suffered. In many types of car accidents, it’s immediately clear which driver is responsible for the collision; in others, an investigation is needed to determine who the at-fault driver may be. Justin Presser has handled these investigations for clients who are injured in car accidents.

 

Head-On Car Accidents

Head-on car accidents can be devastating to the vehicle occupants due to the forces placed on them as a result of these impacts. Even with airbag deployment, injuries can be very serious and often require hospitalization and physical therapy to fix or address broken bones, brain injuries, spinal injuries, injuries requiring surgery, and amputations. Head on collisions also can increase the likelihood of death.

 

Head-On Car Accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Typically, however, they occur when a driver leaves their lane of travel and enters into the lane of oncoming traffic or drives the wrong direction on a one-way street. Driver intoxication, drowsiness, impatience, and/or distraction, along with a variety of many other factors, may play a role in Head-On collisions.

 

Rear-End Car Accidents

Rear-End Car Accidents are common in Florida. Often due to the inattentiveness of the at-fault driver, these collisions can occur anywhere – stop lights, stop signs, or even in normal stop and go traffic. Vehicle speeds at impact can vary significantly. Some rear-end collisions may be at very low speeds and leave no physical damage to the vehicles while others are much more significant causing total loss of either or both vehicles.

 

Due to the sudden and unexpected nature of rear end accidents, injuries are very common. The most common injuries are often spinal injuries, brain injuries, and broken bones. Spine and brain injuries can also occur even at low speed impacts. Some victims of rear end collisions may not feel any injury at first as it may take several days for the body to adjust to the trauma it has been in and feel the effects due to whiplash or hitting the interior of their vehicle.

 

While Florida presumes the rear ending driver is at fault for causing these rear end collisions, at-fault drivers will often attempt to shift the blame for any number of reasons or argue the driver of the vehicle they struck was also at fault.

 

Side-Impact Car Accidents (T-Bone Accidents)

Side-impact car accidents, often referred to as “T-Bone Crashes”, occur when an at-fault driver drives their vehicle into the side of another vehicle. Due to the reduced side protections on many vehicles, these crashes often lead to significant injury of the occupants that were t-boned. Broken bones, brain injuries, and/or spinal injuries are common and these types of crashes may also lead to the death of vehicle occupants.

 

These t-bone crashes often occur due to driver inattentiveness, distraction, and/or impatience. These crashes most commonly occur at intersections or while a vehicle is entering or exiting the roadway onto a sidestreet.

 

Oftentimes, liability in t-bone crashes is contested and witnesses to the crash are important to proving who was in the wrong.

 

Chain Reaction Car Accidents

Chain reaction car accidents (also known as multiple vehicle accidents) happen when one car crashes into another and a domino effect ensues. During high traffic times, like rush hour in Apopka, chain reaction car accidents have the potential to involve a large number of vehicles, which can make determining fault difficult.

 

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are complex and dangerous car accidents which can cause significant damage to the vehicles and occupants involved. Due to the violent nature of these crashes and the force involved, injuries may include brain injuries, significant spinal injuries and/or paralysis, broken bones, the need for emergency hospitalization or surgery, or even death. Many factors play a role in these types of crashes. Common factors as to why the crash occurs in the first place is excess speed, driver distraction, impairment, and/or inattentiveness. However, why a vehicle may rollover is even more complex and investigation into these crashes should include driver and environmental factors as well as the types of vehicles involved as some vehicles may be more prone to rollover during impact. One should also consider the possibility of roadway hazards and/or tire failure which may impact liability.

 

Nearly half of all fatal rollover crashes involve alcohol. Almost 75% of all fatal rollovers involve speed higher than 55 mph. Rural roadways also tend to be the scene of many of these fatal rollovers due to their long, undivided roads without barriers.

 

Inexperienced Driver Car Accidents

According to 2019 data from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, drivers between the ages of 25-29 were most likely to be involved in a crash causing injury or death. This makes the most dangerous drivers in Florida those between 25-29 years of age. Overall lack of experience driving a vehicle combined with distraction due to mobile devices or other electronics, overconfidence in their ability, and/or impairment may all play factors in why this age group tends to be the most dangerous is Florida. Compared to the next closest dangerous driver age group (21-24), drivers between the ages of 25-29 years old were 17% more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident and 22% more likely to be involved in a crash involving serious injury.

 

Hit-and-Run Car Accidents

When a driver flees the scene of a car accident, it’s classified as a hit-and-run. If the other driver involved is never located by the police, a hit-and-run accident in Apopka can be complicated to navigate without having a skilled personal injury attorney by your side throughout the process. However, even if the at-fault driver is unknown or never found, there still may remain a way to obtain financial recovery for your injuries.

 

Types of Car Accident Classifications By Law Enforcement

 

Fatal Car Accident

A car accident is classified as a fatal car accident when someone loses their life as a result of the car accident. The death does not have to occur while at the accident scene. A death due to injuries sustained at the crash will result in the crash being classified as a fatal accident – even if the death occurs hours, days, weeks, or even months after the crash.

 

Incapacitating Injury Car Accident

A car accident is classified as having an incapacitating injury where disabling injuries are appreciated at the scene of the crash. These injuries may include obvious broken bones or head trauma, severed limbs, significant wounds requiring immediate medical care in a hospital or emergency medical setting, or other injuries which may disable the individual.

 

Non-Incapacitating Injury Car Accident

A car accident is classified as having a non-incapacitating injury where injuries may be observed but do not rise to the level of needing immediate medical care in a hospital or other emergency medical setting. These injuries typically include bruises, abrasions, minor cuts, or even visual observation of injury without observation of injury itself – such as limping.

 

Possible Injury Car Accident

A car accident is classified as having a possible injury where there may be no visible or observable signs of injury but where an occupant complains of injury or consciousness due to the crash.

 

It should be noted that regardless of the classification of the crash itself by law enforcement, serious injury may have occurred – even where no injury is documented at the scene. Classifications used by law enforcement are limited to initial observation and the investigating officer at the scene will never have the ability to use medical examinations and/or diagnostic studies to confirm the presence or absence of injury. The investigating officer is also not a trained medical specialist and is simply classifying the crash for reporting purposes to the State.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents in Apopka, FL

 

What should I do after a car accident injury?

Make sure you and any passengers are safe and get the medical care you need. Call 911 and stay on the line until assistance arrives. Don’t refuse medical attention, even if your injury appears minor—it’s common for car accident injuries to worsen in the days following the collision. Once you’ve gotten the medical treatment you need, contact Presser Law for a consultation.

 

What should I do after a hit-and-run accident?

Don’t try to pursue the other driver after a hit-and-run accident, as this can put your life in danger. Instead, stop your car and record the other driver’s license plate number and the make and model of their car, if you’re able to identify it. Call 911 and gather contact information from witnesses at the scene. Contact Justin Presser to discuss your case.

 

Why do I need an attorney after a car accident?

After a car accident, insurance companies are most concerned about their bottom line. In contrast, a car accident attorney’s objective is to get you justice. When insurance company representatives reach out to you after your injury, they may sound sympathetic, but their goal is to collect information that could potentially hurt your case.

 

How much does a car accident attorney in Apopka cost?

Presser Law handles car accident cases on a contingency basis, so you’ll only pay if we win. We also offer free case evaluations to residents of Apopka and the surrounding areas.

 

When should I contact a car accident lawyer?

You should contact a car accident lawyer as soon as you can after you’ve been injured in a car accident—even the same day. This allows us to begin our investigation and start gathering evidence by speaking to witnesses while the details of the collision are still fresh in their minds. It also minimizes the stress on you because we’ll deal with the insurance companies on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your injury.

 

About Apopka Car Accident Attorney Justin Presser

Justin Presser has dedicated his legal career to fighting for Apopka car accident victims. He’s known for going the extra mile for his clients, meeting with them in their hospital rooms and even providing them with his personal cell phone number so they can reach him day and night. With Presser Law, you don’t just get an aggressive car accident attorney, you also get an ally to stand by your side during a difficult time.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

 

Is it worth getting a lawyer for a car accident?

Yes. It’s always a good idea to hire a skilled car accident attorney following an accident. When insurance company representatives call you to solicit information, they may seem like they’re on your side, but in reality, they’re gathering evidence from you in order to minimize the amount of compensation they pay for your injuries. When you hire a car accident lawyer, they deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.

 

When should you hire a lawyer after a car accident?

As soon as possible. Evidence disappears over time so the longer you wait, the more likely it is some of the evidence may no longer be available. In addition, you can expect insurance companies to start calling shortly after a car accident to obtain information from you to potentially hurt your case. It’s best to hire an attorney as soon as possible. Remember, the at-fault party who caused your injury has their insurance company on their side – who will fight for your best interests?

 

How do car accident attorneys get paid?

Many car accident victims don’t seek legal representation because they don’t think they can afford an attorney. Presser Law does not charge any upfront costs or hourly fees to work on your case. Instead, we only get paid if we win your case.

Client Testimonials

David Novoa testimonial of Presser Law, P.A.

Justin was great this was my first time dealing with a car accident he made everything extremel easy always kept me informed and being able to always reach him directly when I had questions was great. I would recommend Justin to anyone 5 stars in my book.

DAVID N., ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL

Justin is beyond helpful when it comes to ANY questions you may have during the time spent with him, he is very accommodating and goes above and beyond all while making you feel comfortable and having your best interest. I am beyond blessed to have been referred to him and will always recommend him to anyone in need. His office is clean, and his receptionist is extremely sweet as well. Thank you Presser Law!

BRITTNEY R., BELLEVIEW, FL

Justin Presser was always there when we needed him. He always had our best interest at the forefront. He is honest, hard working, and dedicated to his clients. His office staff is always warm and friendly too. I would recommend him to anyone. If we ever needed a lawyer again, Justin would have our business.

MAHER SAIDI

I would recommend Attorney Justin Presser for your auto accident case. Excellent attorney. Great customer service, professional staff, efficient, and always communicates with you regarding the progress of your case. I am satisfied with the outcome of my case. Thank you Attorney Presser.

MELISSA T., ORLANDO, FL

Testimonial review of Presser Law located in Altamonte Springs, Florida

On March 30th I was involved in a car accident. I was referred to Attorney Presser Law to fulfill my case. Attorney Presser has done an magnificent job with my case. I was always updated with everything going on and was never left in a hole. Attorney Presser always made me feel comfortable and gave me plenty of options to choose from. He was also able to get my case wrapped up in a great amount of time. If I was in another situation like this I would definitely work with Attorney Presser again!

MONEA H.

Google review of Presser Law by Missy Henry

Justin is very good when it came to our case. His communications skills was on point. He answered all of our concerns and questions. He is very passionate about his clients, and very knowledgeable. I will keep him in my contacts for sure!!

MISSY H., ORMOND BEACH, FL

On February 24, 2019 my daughters were involved in a very serious car accident. After the 5th day in the hospital and the severity of the injuries started to set in, my friend recommended that I call Justin. This was absolutely the best decision I could have made for them. Justin responded right away and was able to come to the hospital and meet with us. This was extremely helpful because one of my daughters was hospitalized for two weeks. After meeting with Justin I knew right away that he had their best interest at heart. Having Justin as our attorney allowed me the piece of mind to care for them physically and emotionally knowing I didn't have to worry about the hospital bills that were quickly piling up. He kept us informed the entire time. I knew exactly what was happening with their case every step of the way. He always made himself available to answer all the questions and concerns we had. He is also very upfront and honest, this is a trait I truly appreciate. Justin worked diligently but quickly to get their case resolved as fast as possible (which I know wasn't easy). For anyone who is looking for a fantastic attorney, who will go above and beyond, please call Justin! We will forever be grateful for what Justin has done for our family!

SHALIE A., SANFORD, FL

Mr. Presser is very professional and kind. The most important information about him is that he is very knowledgeable and explains each step of the process. These types of matters are never comfortable - he made this process very easy for me! I would highly recommend his services.

BARRY M., ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL

Was recommended to presser law by my mothers friends after my first car accident, and I have to say I did not have to worry one bit about calling the insurance company or anything! He took care of it all. Throughout the whole process I was never confused, he was very clear and direct, and just very laid back person to work with while in a stressful situation. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.

JULIAN A.

Justin Presser of the Presser Law firm has been by far the best personal injury lawyer to handle my case and produce the best results possible. I have worked with Dan Newlin, Morgan & Morgan and others before, but Justin was by far the easiest, most comprehensive, and respectful attorney I have ever worked with. When I first got into my car accident, I tried to settle everything myself without an attorney, because of the results of previous law firms. But I realized very quickly how naive that was to think I could handle all of that. I struggled to find a lawyer that I could trust again. On the recommendation of a friend, I reached out to Justin. It was the best decision I made.

FRANK O., WINTER SPRINGS, FL

Presser Law, a firm where you will find great determination, commitment, and loyalty. They have and always will be client driven; making any effort, with integrity, to succeed in a professional yet relational manner. I highly recommend this firm! Justin Presser is the best!

BRITTNEY S.

Justin Presser was extremely knowledgeable and caring throughout my entire process. I had a million questions and he always gave me his honest answers! If I am ever in another accident I will 100% be going with Presser Law. Justin made this process simple and easy! Thank you again for everything.

SAMANTHA W., DELAND, FL

I was referred to Justin after I suffered a neck injury in a car accident in 2017. He handled all aspects of my claim with competence and great attention to detail. He was always available to talk and discuss my concerns any time I had questions about my case. Justin worked very hard on my behalf and was able to reach a settlement to the maximum benefits available to me by the at-fault driver’s policy. He is an exceptional attorney. I would recommend him to everyone I know.

ALISON D., WINTER PARK, FL

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Presser since 2000. He has always been a kind and compassionate friend and colleague. More recently I have had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident with significant injures. Mr. Presser represented me in my time of need and was a zealous and effective advocate. I could not be more pleased with his representation. Attorney Presser was personable, available and knowledgeable about the entire process. He kept me updated consistently on the status of my case status and fought for additional compensation after the Insurance companies initial offer. I would strongly recommend anyone who is looking for an attorney in this field to seek out Mr. Presser.

ANTON G., PINE HILLS, FL

Justin is a very smart and aggressive attorney. He’s experienced and good at his job. Presser Law handled my accident claim quickly and confidently. I’m so glad I chose this firm. He always kept me informed. I recommend Justin Presser to anyone facing a personal injury issue. He is the man for the job. Thanks, Justin!

DESHAYLA S., MOUNT DORA, FL

From day one, Justin was very straightforward and personable. Jessica, his case manager, was warm and always willing to answer any questions I had about the process. Justin was always available for communication, and always timely in responding. Both of them make a great team, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future or to recommend them to anyone.

ASHLEY M., PLANT CITY, FL

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