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Automobile Collisions

Automobile Collisions


The attorneys at Alba & Straile PLLC know the challenges that victims and their families face following a car accident. For those who sustained injuries but were fortunate enough to have survived a crash, seeking proper medical treatment within 14 days of an accident should be their first concern. Beyond this, the injured often have worries over the costs of emergency medical care and the need for ongoing and rehabilitative treatment. In addition, financial losses due to an inability to work and property damages create anxiety over obligations such as mortgage payments, monthly rent, car loans, automobile and health insurance costs, utility bills, and other basic needs. Finally, for family members dealing with the anguish of losing a loved one in an accident, these concerns are exacerbated by their intense emotions of grief and loss.

Attending to our Client’s Legal Needs is the Cornerstone of our Practice

With more than three decades of combined experience, Attorneys Gilbert Alba and Christian Straile have successfully represented countless injured victims and family members of the deceased. As automobile accident lawyers, we understand the devastation that can occur in the aftermath of an unexpected and life-altering event. Securing fair and just compensation can help to alleviate many of our client’s concerns.

Personal Injury Law and Criminal Law

In cases of automobile accidents, personal injury law is often intertwined with criminal law. This has become increasingly common in recent years due to many factors. To name a few, the increased usage of alcohol and drugs in our country facilitates risk-taking behavior. Driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, or recklessness with malicious intent are serious criminal allegations. They require the skill and knowledge of a law firm adept at personal injury law and criminal law.

Distracted driving from cell phone usage and other technologies frequently leads to injuries and death from automobile accidents. Often there are issues of uninsured or underinsured motorists. Other complexities that arise are comparative negligence to determine the apportioned fault between a plaintiff and the defendant or assessing damages when a victim has pre-existing injuries.

Types of Bodily Injury

Common bodily injuries diagnosed in the aftermath of a car accident include whiplash, soft tissue damage, fractured or dislocated bones, scarring or disfigurement, and emotional trauma. Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and amputations have life-long consequences.  The most tragic cases involve fatalities and subsequent wrongful death claims.

Just a Few Types of Automobile Collisions Cases are:

  • Rear-end Collisions
  • Drunk driver Collisions
  • Multiple-vehicle Crashes
  • Head-on Crashes
  • Side-swipe Collisions
  • T-bone Collisions
  • Hit-and-run Accidents
  • Roll-over Collisions
  • Single Car Crashes
  • Multi-Vehicle Collisions
  • Low-Speed Accidents

Product Liability and Automobile Accidents

At Alba &  Straile PLLC, our accident lawyers represent clients that have sustained injuries and wrongful death for various reasons. In addition to actions involving another motorist’s negligent or criminal actions, we also represent clients that are injured due to a defectively designed or manufactured vehicle component. In some cases, there may be a failure to warn or adequately instruct a consumer, such as with airbag usage and deployment. Those injured in an automobile collision that may have resulted from vehicle manufacturer negligence require a car accident attorney to assess fault, liability, and negligence issues.

On average, nearly a quarter of a million accidents occur in Florida each year. Of these, more than half will result in injury, with nearly a tenth resulting in fatalities. Although prevention is preferable, we understand that regardless of what preventative measures one might take, a driver cannot predict another’s negligence or recklessness. Whatever the cause of the accident, it is imperative that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible before or following medical treatment.

Alba & Straile PLLC will Fight to Protect your Rights and Recover Fair Compensation

The automobile accident attorneys at Alba & Straile PLLC are your advocates in dealing with insurance companies, the opposing party and their legal counsel, medical providers, law enforcement, and other agencies involved in the investigation and assessment of the accident.

Our law firm is focused on client results and we are committed to providing our clients with compassion, attention to detail, and ease of attorney accessibility. Our Florida automobile accident attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury and criminal law. As a result, we are uniquely qualified to provide our clients with the sound legal representation necessary to effectively and efficiently address their legal needs. We represent clients throughout Florida. Contact Alba & Straile PLLC at (352) 371-9141 to schedule a consultation today.