Sumter County Accident Lawyer
Glover Law Firm represents individuals who are hurt in accidents across Sumter County. We are committed to helping our friends and neighbors in this community get answers and justice if they’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent actions. You should not have to pay out of pocket for someone else’s mistake or intentional act, and we will work hard to make sure that they are held responsible for what they’ve done.
Our consultations are always free, and you won’t owe us a penny unless our Sumter County accident lawyers recover compensation for you. Don’t wait to get the qualified legal help you deserve. Call Glover Law Firm at (352) 205-4495 to discuss your rights and legal options today.
Accidents in Sumter County
Sumter County, Florida has a population of 113,589, with a median age of 66. According to Well Florida and the Florida Department of Health in 2017, unintentional accidents were the fourth-leading cause of death for residents in Sumter, behind only cancer, heart disease, and chronic lower respiratory disease.
Perhaps the most significant risk to residents in The Villages and the surrounding areas are motor vehicle accidents. With over 16 million licensed drivers in the state of Florida and nearly 17 million vehicles (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles statistics from 2016), accidents are common on the roads and highways across the Sunshine State. The vehicles most commonly involved in fatal or incapacitating accidents were passenger cars, but low-speed vehicles (like golf carts) also made the list with five fatalities and 30 incapacitating injuries in 2016 alone.
Drivers aged 65-67 had the highest number of fatal or incapacitating injury collisions among older drivers 65 and up. Some of the most commonly cited reasons for these collisions include:
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Failure to stay in the proper lane
- Exceeding posted speed
- Driving too close for conditions
- Improper turning
- Improper backing
- Following too closely
In Sumter County, specifically, there were 1,533 collisions which resulted in 17 fatalities and 926 injuries.
While motor vehicle accidents comprise a large portion of injury accidents or accidental deaths in Florida, they are far from the only cause. Among residents 55-64, accidental poisoning, firearms, falls, suffocation, and drowning all listed among the top six causes of death. For residents 65 and older, falls actually ranked higher than motor vehicle accidents, with 2,755 fatal injury accidents in 2016, compared to 642 vehicle-related deaths.
Cases We Handle
While accidents involving golf carts and passenger vehicles are the most common types of accidents that cause residents serious or fatal harm in Sumter County, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide variety of accident claims including:
- Bike accidents
- Boat accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Child injuries
- Slip and falls
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
If you lost a loved one due to negligence, intentional acts, or omission on the part of another individual or entity, we are here to help. Surviving family members could be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for loss of support, funeral costs, final medical expenses, and other damages.
Contact a Sumter County Accident Lawyer
Glover Law Firm represents individuals in The Villages and across Sumter County who have been hurt in accidents, or those who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party. We have the experience, skill, and resources to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. There is a reason why so many people in Sumter County turn to us for help after a car crash, golf-cart accident, or other unexpected injury accident, so contact us today find out why.
Our consultations are free so reach out to us to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case. With so much on the line, turn to a law firm that knows the area, knows the people here, and is willing to fight for what is right. Turn to Glover Law Firm, and call us at (352) 205-4495 to schedule your consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team today.