St. Augustine Car Accident Lawyers
St. Augustine, Florida, sees more than its fair share of auto accidents. Being close to Jacksonville and a busy tourist destination only compounds the problem. There are also numerous dangerous intersections in St. Augustine. The intersection of County Road 312 and U.S. 1, just south of St. Augustine is a very busy intersection and drivers running red lights can cause serious collisions. Other roadways of special concern for auto accidents include State Road 16 which runs from St. Augustine westward to the St. Johns River, County Road 207 which runs from Palatka to south St. Augustine, County Road 206, which runs from Hastings to Crescent Beach, US 1 which runs north and south, and A1A, which parallels the ocean north and south of St. Augustine.
Downtown St. Augustine is frequently congested with traffic. This is compounded by several factors. First, the Lions Bridge is a drawbridge, which means that traffic is stopped in both directions while the bridge is opened to allow tall boats through. Furthermore, the downtown area has numerous horse drawn carriages, which travel very slowly. There are also pedestrians lining and crossing the streets and many hotels and businesses crowded into a small area with limited parking and narrow streets. Added to all of this are visitors and tourists from out of town who are unfamiliar with driving in the area. Taken as a whole, the downtown St. Augustine area is common area for vehicle collisions.Medical Care for People injured in St. Augustine Car Accidents
Accident victims are often taken by ambulance to Flagler Hospital, which is located on US 1, just south of St. Augustine. People with very serious life threatening injuries may be life-flighted to UF Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. For follow-up care there are numerous doctors, pain management specialists and surgeons in St. Augustine. Our car accident attorneys in St. Augustine are familiar with many of the doctors in town and we are always able to provide referrals to the type of specialist you may need.Obtaining Police Reports for St. Augustine Car Crashes
If you were involved in a motor vehicle collision inside the city limits of St. Augustine, you can obtain the crash report through the St. Augustine Police Department located at 151 King Street during weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm. The St. Augustine Police Department can be contacted at 904-825-1074 or through its website.How We Can Help You
Our St. Augustine car accident lawyers will meet with you to determine the status of your property damage and injuries. While many personal injuries lawyers refuse to help with the property damage element of your claim, we do so at no charge to you – that means that we do not receive a percentage of the value of your totaled car. Rather, we only get paid if you receive funds to compensate you for your injuries.
We will then assist with your medical care by ensuring that arrangements are made between your auto insurance personal injury protection benefits and any health insurer you may have. Often, we can make referrals to doctors in the area who specialize in whatever type of care you may require, including: orthopedics for broken bones; neurosurgeons; radiology centers for MRIs; physical therapy; chiropractic therapy; neurology; and primary care.
Our car accident attorneys in St. Augustine are available for a free consultation. We can talk over the phone, meet in person at our St. Augustine office or meet at your home. If we accept your personal injury or auto accident case, you never have to pay us anything out-of-pocket. Rather, we only get paid if we make a financial recovery for you.