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Auto Accident Resources in Tallahassee, Florida

Every day thousands of people are involved in car accidents across the country. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, during 2015 the state had 15,998,416 licensed drivers and 16,145,234 registered vehicles.

During that same year, 374,342 crashes were reported resulting in 243,316 non-fatal injuries and 2,939 deaths. The state's mileage death rate was 1.42.

During that same year, Tallahassee reported 5,617 motor vehicle crashes with 253 of them suspected to involve alcohol, which is a 4.50% alcohol involvement rate. If you have been in a Tallahassee motor vehicle accident, you have suffered various damages.

The kinds of damages and the compensable value of them are dependent on the severity of the crash and the damages and injuries that resulted. Several resources are available to those who have been in a car accident.

Dangerous Roads in Tallahassee

Any road can be the site of a crash, but some roads are more dangerous than others. Traffic volume, road design, and speed all come into play when it involves the number of accidents that result regularly. In Tallahassee, several roads have a higher instance of car crashes. Here are some of the more dangerous roads in the area.

  • Apalachee Parkway: Apalachee Parkway is heavily traveled. Its intersections with Capital Circle, Lafayette, and Blair Stone have a high number of crashes reported every year.

  • IOcala and Tennessee Street: The intersection of Ocala and Tennessee Street is known for its number of crashes. In just one year 37 accidents occurred at the intersection.

  • IBlair Stone: Blair Stone is known for crashes, particularly at its intersections with Apalachee Parkway and Paul Russell Road.

Tallahassee Auto Accident Resources

What To Do After A Crash in Tallahassee

Being in a motor vehicle accident can be stressful. You should try to remain calm after an accident and do everything that you can to protect your rights. Also, work to preserve any evidence. Here are a few tips regarding what to do after a car accident in Tallahassee.

  • Stay on the scene of the accident and make sure you have a police report filed.
  • If anyone is seriously injured, call for an ambulance.
  • Exchange contact information and insurance details with the other driver.
  • Get written statements from witnesses and ask them to include their names and contact information.
  • Use your smartphone to get photos of the crash scene. Take pictures of the damaged vehicles.
  • Go to the closest hospital and be checked by a medical professional.
  • Maintain all documentation to support your personal injury claim.

Tallahassee Hospitals

If you have been in a car accident, you should be thoroughly examined by a medical professional. Some injuries are not evident at first and other injuries might be worse than they appear. Here are a few local hospitals with emergency rooms.

  • Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
    1300 Miccosukee Rd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32308

  • Capital Regional Medical Center
    2626 Capital Medical Blvd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32308

  • Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
    1440 Centerville Rd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32303

Tallahassee Auto Body Repair

If you have been in a car accident in Tallahassee, your vehicle is going to need repairs. You should have a technician at a qualified auto body repair shop prepare a written estimate for fixing the damages to your car. Keep receipts for any rental cars, towing, or repairs that you have done. Here are local auto body shops and towing services.

  • Capital City Collision Center
    1320 Lake Bradford Rd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32304

  • Gerber Collision and Glass
    2111 Gilliam Lane
    Tallahassee, FL 32308

  • Sheffield Auto and Truck Body Shop Inc.
    325 W. Pensacola St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32304

  • Parkway Wrecker Service
    252 Crossway Rd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32305

The Most Valuable Resource - A Personal Injury Attorney

While all these resources are helpful following a motor vehicle accident, your most valuable resource will be a personal injury attorney. Your Tallahassee personal injury lawyer will help you recover compensation for the damages you suffered by filing a personal injury claim against the liable party.

Your lawyer can determine which damages resulted from the crash and the value of your claim. Because auto accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, your attorney won't get paid until you are compensated. You have nothing to lose. Schedule a free case evaluation today.

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