Orlando Car Accident Lawyer
Have you or someone you know been injured or killed in a car accident in Orlando, Florida? If so, you will need an experienced Orlando car accident lawyer like the attorneys at Hannon Legal Group, to help protect your legal rights and make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. The automobile accident attorneys at our firm understand that driving in Orlando presents a number of unique risks that may be unknown to those simply visiting or passing through the area.
Over 50 million people travel to Orlando each year to visit theme parks and other tourist attractions. In 2011, Orlando was named the most visited destination in the United States. That does not include the over 230,000 people who live within the Orlando city limits year-round. The number of people in Orlando at any one time is very high. In fact, there are nearly 1,200 people per square mile in Orlando. That's an extremely high population density, especially compared to the State of Florida as a whole. This means that the roads in and around Orlando are often crowded with heavy traffic. The high car volume contributes to a high probability of car accidents, many of which result in serious and sometimes even fatal injuries.
In 2009, there were 16,092 car accidents in Orange County where Orlando is located according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Orange County ranked fourth in the number of motor vehicle crashes that occurred in Florida counties in 2009, behind only Miami-Dade, Broward, and Hillsborough. As a result of these automobile accidents, 14,272 individuals suffered injuries and 142 people were killed. Orange County, and specifically the city of Orlando itself, also present a high risk for motorcyclists traveling on the roads there. In 2009, the county ranked third, behind only Miami-Dade and Hillsborough, in the number of motorcyclist fatalities in Florida.
There are a variety of factors which contribute to the high number and the severity of the auto accidents occurring on Orlando roads. One factor which cannot be overlooked however is the high density of population and the overall very young age of the people in Orlando. Over one-third of the population in Orlando is between 20 and 44 with the median age being 36.2. Most of the tourists are young families with children. This population presents higher risks of distracted driving whether by children in the car or by the use of cell phones, GPS and other technology devices.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an Orlando car accident, it is important that you speak to an attorney who understands Orlando, its driving hazards and how to maximize your compensation. The attorneys at Hannon Legal Group have successfully litigated personal injury cases involving car accidents in Orlando and throughout the state for many years. Our auto accident lawyers have the experience, knowledge and skill to represent you and your family in the Orange County courts.
Hannon Legal Group's car accident attorneys work with the top accident reconstruction expert witnesses and medical professionals to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries. Contact an automobile accident lawyer at Hannon Legal Group today for a free, no-obligation consultation or call 1 (866) 835-6872 to speak with an attorney.