Whittel & Melton, LLC

Auto Accidents

Car collisions often leave those involved suffering from serious injuries. Despite who or what is to blame, tens of thousands of people throughout the United States are injured or killed annually in auto accidents. Regardless of the nature of your accident, whether shoddy roads or distracted drivers contributed to your accident injuries, The Florida Automobile Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can provide you with the reliable legal guidance you need for your accident claim in The Villages or throughout Lake, Sumter or Marion County.

Auto collisions can affect any age demographic. On average, a car crash kills a person every 12 minutes in the United States. In particular, the highest risk age groups most likely affected by car accidents tend to be people between the ages of 15 and 24 and those over 75. Older drivers tend to suffer more physical injuries when involved in an auto accident than compared to younger drivers simply due to the effects of aging on the body. Research from the U.S. Department of Transportation indicates that motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of death in those aged 65-74. The 2009 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Report shows that nearly 300 drivers aged 70 and older were killed in car accidents on Florida's roads.

At Whittel & Melton, we understand the hardships that coincide with an accident and are sensitive to the various factors that can influence your healing process. We can evaluate your case with specific laws that apply to you and provide you with the straightforward answers you need to know. Should you need medical assistance, we can get you in touch with trusted doctors and medical professionals so that you can get started towards recovery.

Car wrecks can occur when you least expect and leave even the most level-headed motorists overwhelmed and more than a little frazzled. After an accident, the body is filled with adrenaline which makes it difficult to calm down and can sometimes mask any serious injuries. Later, when the feeling of euphoria associated with the release of adrenaline wears off, people tend to notice severe pain to certain areas of their body and often try to ignore it. This makes even the most minor of injuries worse, and could affect your compensation for a personal injury claim. This is why it is vital to seek medical attention immediately following a car accident even if you do not feel any pain right away.

At Whittel & Melton, our accident attorneys can handle a wide array of auto accidents including:

  • Head-On Collisions
  • Truck Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • SUV Rollover Accidents
  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Golf Cart, ATV and Scooter Accidents

The Florida Automobile Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand that money can’t restore health or bring back a loved one, but it can help alleviate some of the financial pressures so that you can focus on recovering physically and emotionally. In addition to medical bills and lost wages, accident victims can also seek damages for pain and suffering and property damage. It is important to consult with a Florida Auto Accident Attorney immediately following a car accident so that witnesses can be interviewed while the still remember the accident events and evidence from the scene of the crash and the vehicles can be gathered before it is damaged or erased.

Keep in mind that insurance companies often put their financial interests above yours and will likely try and get you to agree on a cheap settlement. It is never in your best interest to make any recorded statements to insurance adjusters or sign any paperwork without first speaking to a Florida Automobile Accident Attorney.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident in The Villages or any surrounding areas, contact the Florida Automobile Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton as soon as possible online or at 352-369-5334. We will fight to protect you from the insurance companies so that you are able to receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.