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According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 401,540 automobile collisions in 2021. If you have recently been injured in a car accident in Florida, it is important to seek legal representation. At Tighe P.A., we focus on representing injured car accident victims and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Why Choose Tighe P.A.

Insurance companies often deny or minimize personal injury claims with the goal of causing injured victims to abandon their claims. Choosing Tighe P.A. means choosing a team of experienced and dedicated car accident lawyers in Florida who will fight for your rights. We have a track record of success and will do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve.

How We Fight For You

The Florida car accident lawyer at Tighe P.A., knows how to investigate the facts surrounding car accidents. Our car accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate the facts of your accident in order to gather crucial evidence such as police reports, witnesses, and surveillance video if available. Our Florida car accident attorneys will use this evidence to build a strong case against the at fault driver and their insurance company.

Getting Compensation for Your Injuries

The field of tort law is designed to compensate innocent victims for their injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering. If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company. At Tighe P.A., our car accident lawyers can help guide you through the personal injury claims process and get you and your family medical benefits, disability benefits, and death benefits.

Medical Benefits

Under Florida law, drivers are required to carry Personal Injury Protection insurance. Personal Injury Protection insurance is no fault which means you can use it even if you caused the collision.  If you were injured in a car accident, Personal Injury Protection insurance can be used to pay for your medical bills and lost wages.

Disability Benefits

If you have been injured in a car accident and are unable to work, you may be entitled to disability benefits. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may qualify for social security disability insurance. At Tighe P.A., our car accident lawyer can help you get the disability benefits your injuries deserve.

Death Benefits

Similar to claims for medical benefits, Personal Injury Protection PIP also provides death benefits. Specifically, Personal Injury Protection PIP will pay $5,000 to a car accident victim’s estate. If a loved one has died in a car accident, the Florida car accident lawyers at Tighe P.A., can help you pursue a wrongful death claim.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries. If you are an injured car accident victim, representation by an experienced car accident lawyer is essential to ensure your injuries are properly classified and evaluated by the at fault driver’s insurance company. At Tighe P.A., our Florida auto accident attorneys routinely litigate complex car accident claims.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

A motor vehicle collision can cause a variety of soft tissue injuries to a victim’s body along with traumatic brain injuries. Victims who suffer traumatic brain injuries may be left with permanent cognitive impairments. Due to the long term effects, traumatic brain injury victims often incur significant medical bills which is why representation by a Florida car accident lawyer is essential.

Fractures and Broken Bones

A Florida car accident will commonly feature an impact between two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed. The kinetic energy from this type of impact can cause a car accident victim to suffer fractures and broken bones. A personal injury lawyer can help you get the monetary compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

Neck and Back Injuries

A car accident can also cause a car accident victim to suffer injuries to their neck and back. These injuries often require a car accident victim to undergo extensive medical treatment by a physical therapist or possibly an orthopedic surgeon. A Florida car accident attorney can help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, and pain and suffering.



Some motor vehicle crashes result in victims becoming paralyzed. Paralysis is a serious life altering injury which can leave a car accident victim permanently disabled and unable to work. If you or a close family member was recently paralyzed due to a severe car accident, retain an experienced car accident lawyer to ensure you obtain financial compensation for your lost wages and future medical expenses.

Factors Affecting Car Accident Claims

To win a car crash case, you must prove the car crash was caused by the other driver and that the car crash caused your injuries. You must prove both of these elements by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. Several factors can affect the legal and factual strength of your case which is why obtaining the services of an experienced Florida car accident lawyer is essential.

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Fault and Liability for the Crash

Determining fault for a Florida crash is an important factor in car accident claims. Under Florida law, the doctrine of comparative negligence can be used to reduce the value of your car accident claim. For example, if a judge or jury determines you were 30% at fault, your award of $10,000 will be reduced to $7,000.

Type and Severity of Injuries

More often than not, a car accident in Florida will result in a car accident victim suffering soft tissue injuries. These injuries, while still causing immense pain and suffering, are not as severe as injuries which cause permanent disabilities. In short, an insurance company will use this as an excuse to minimize the value of a personal injury claim.

Medical Evaluation Timeline

Another common excuse an insurance company will use to reduce the value of a personal injury claim is to look for delays or gaps in medical treatment. Insurance adjusters argue personal injury victims were not hurt because they did not immediately go to a hospital or urgent care center following a car accident. This is why personal injury attorneys encourage their clients to obtain prompt medical care so as to ensure their injuries are properly diagnosed.

Official Statements About the Accident

The other driver’s insurance company will attempt to obtain a recorded statement from you following the car crash. You should not speak with the other driver’s insurance company without first retaining a Florida car accident lawyer. Additionally, you should provide the names of potential witnesses to your Florida car accident attorney as they can obtain witness statements which can serve as powerful evidence against the negligent driver.

Permanent Damage Sustained After the Collision

Car accidents can result in permanent damage such as paralysis, loss of a limb, or brain damage. These types of injuries often require complex testimony by one or several expert witnesses in court. At Tighe P.A., our Florida car accident lawyers know how to properly present this evidence to ensure you recover compensation for your future medical expenses and life care needs.

Types of Car Accident Claims

Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons. The personal injury legal team at Tighe P.A., has successfully litigated numerous car accident cases throughout Florida. Our Florida car accident lawyers are knowledgeable in the area of personal injury law.

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Negligence claims involve proving the other driver was at fault for the accident due to their failure to exercise reasonable care while driving. We can help you build a strong personal case to prove negligence and receive compensation for your injuries. At Tighe P.A., our Florida car accident lawyers will search for evidence showing the other driver breached their duty of care or violated one of Florida’s many traffic laws.

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Manufacturer Error (Product Liability)

Product liability claims arise when a car manufacturer produces a defective car or car part, leading to a car accident. There are three legal theories under which you can pursue a product liability claim:

  1. Defective design.
  2. Defective manufacturing process
  3. Insufficient warning

The Florida car accident lawyers at Tighe, P.A. are well experienced in this complex area of personal injury law.

Road Conditions or Faulty Construction

Road Conditions or Faulty Construction

Not all motor vehicle crashes are due to negligent drivers who engage in distracted driving or violate other traffic laws. In some cases, the State of Florida or a local municipality fails to properly maintain a road by allowing defects such as potholes and inoperable traffic lights to develop. The dedicated Florida car accident lawyers at Tighe, P.A., can help you with these types of claims by gathering evidence to prove that the road conditions or construction were the cause of the accident.

Damages You Can Claim After a Florida Car Accident

After a car accident in Florida, you may be entitled to economic, non-economic, or punitive damages. Insurance companies do everything they can to disprove or minimize the damages a car accident can claim. The personal injury legal team at Tighe, P.A., can help you understand what damages you may be eligible to claim and will work to get you fair compensation.

Economic Damages

Under Florida law, economic damages are losses which are quantifiable. Specifically, this includes losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. The accident lawyers at Tighe, P.A., can help you maximize the economic damages you can claim from your car accident.

Non-Economic Damages

Unlike medical bills which have a numerical value, non-economic damages are damages which are not easily quantifiable. According to Florida law, you can claim pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring, permanency, and loss of a limb as your non-economic damages. The skilled accident lawyers at Tighe, P.A., will fight to ensure you are properly compensated for your non-economic losses.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior. Florida law requires a personal injury victim to prove by clear and convincing evidence, i.e., approximately 65%, that the defendant acted either intentionally or with gross negligence. Florida law also caps the punitive damages of a personal injury victim to three times the size of a compensatory damages award or $500,000, whichever is greater.

Examples of Our Case Results

The personal injury legal team at Tighe P.A. has a track record of success in helping clients receive fair compensation for car accidents. Our accident lawyers have recovered over $100,000,000 for our clients and won over 200 cases. Additionally, our reputation for success can be seen in the numerous google reviews written by satisfied clients.

Types of Car Crashes in Florida

There are several types of car crashes which occur in Florida. Insurance companies often retain aggressive defense lawyers to defend these claims in order to minimize their legal exposure. No matter the facts of your case, representation by an equally aggressive Florida car accident attorney is essential to ensure you receive the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

T-Bone Accidents

T-bone accidents occur when one car collides with the side of another car, forming a “T” shape. In 2021, the State of Florida recorded 1,079 motor vehicle fatalities that occurred as a result of t-bone collisions. Insurance companies often deny fault in these cases by arguing their driver had the right of way which is why representation by a Florida auto accident lawyer is essential.

Multi-Car Accidents

Multi-car accidents are complex cases as they involve one or more drivers and insurance companies disclaiming fault. These types of accidents often require expert witness testimony by an accident reconstructionist. The Florida car accident lawyers at Tighe, P.A., know how to investigate the facts of these accidents and are experienced in presenting complex expert witness testimony in court.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. Drunk driving accidents often feature intoxicated drivers who fail to pay attention to their surroundings and subsequently collide with stationary vehicles. Rear end collisions often cause severe property damage.

Sideswipe Accidents

Sideswipe accidents can be caused by many factors, including distracted driving, reckless driving, or improper lane changes. These accidents can be particularly deadly as by the fact that Florida recorded 101 fatal sideswipe collisions in 2021. Our personal injury attorneys can investigate the facts of your accident and help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents can be particularly dangerous as they cause vehicles and occupants to undergo violent physical movements.  This can result in car accident victims suffering severe injuries or even death. The personal injury attorneys at Tighe, P.A., have the experience to help you get the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and other damages.

What to Do After a Car Crash in Florida

After a car crash in Florida, there are specific steps you should take to protect your legal rights. If your accident was severe, Florida law requires you to contact the police. Reporting the accident ensures the collision is documented.

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Legal Steps to Take

It is essential to take the right legal steps after a car accident in Florida. Accordingly, you should exchange insurance information with the other driver. However do not make any statements which could be interpreted as admitting fault.

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Car Crash Investigations

When the police arrive, you should provide them with a clear description of the collision. Unless prompted, do not voluntarily provide details which could potentially hurt your case. You should also provide the police with the names and contact information of potential witnesses.

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Filing an Automotive Personal Injury Claim

The personal injury claims process is complex. Strong legal representation by a Florida car accident lawyer is essential to ensure your claim is properly prepared and litigated. To learn more about the services we can provide, contact us today for a free consultation.

How We Can Help

You need a top quality car accident lawyer at your side. Contact Tighe P.A. today for your commercial property damage legal needs in Florida.