Tampa Automobile Accident Attorneys

Three things you got to do after a crash: take pictures, get the phone numbers of any witnesses, and call law enforcement. Every time.
— Matthew A. Crist

We see it all the time – texting while driving, aggressive driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or just inattentive, careless driving. Even when we take all the necessary precautions, if another driver does not, that can cause a significant collision and, unfortunately for the victims, serious injuries.

More Accidents Are Happening in Florida

Despite advances in vehicle safety, the number of traffic crashes in Florida has been rising for several years. In 2015, there were about 160,000 crashes in Florida with injuries, versus about 150,000 in 2014. In 2015, there are about 3,000 traffic fatalities in Florida, versus about 2,500 in 2014. In fact, 2016 was the first year in 50 years in which the number of traffic deaths increased from the year before. Why? Researchers are learning more, but one of the likely culprit appears to be distracted driving – using a smartphone from behind the wheel. 

People Are Severely Injured

Automobile accidents can cause back and neck injuries, broken bones, knee injuries, lost consciousness, concussions, and even mild to severe brain injuries. A blow to the head from contact with the vehicle’s equipment – seat headrest, steering wheel, or window – can cause a traumatic brain injury, affecting the brain’s ability to function.

Get Medical Attention and Gather Information

After an automobile accident, you should seek immediate medical attention.  If you can, take pictures of the crash scene and get the names and phone numbers of witnesses. Always call law enforcement so you have an official report of the crash.

Hire the Right Attorney, Right Away

When choosing an attorney to represent you for an injury caused by an automobile accident, you should select a lawyer with the knowledge, skill, and experience to handle your case immediately and effectively.  

Contact Crist Legal | PA and Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Matthew A. Crist for a free consultation.  You can Contact Us online or call us at (813) 575-5200..

What We've Achieved

  • Achieved the maximum recovery on behalf of a senior citizen who was hit and severely injured by a county bus when it hit her while she was a pedestrian.

  • Successfully represented a driver who was rear-ended and suffered a fractured spine.

  • Experience representing clients who were injured on the job while driving company vehicles and had to seek medical care through worker's compensation.

  • Experience representing clients involved in serious high-speed crashes on highways and interstates.