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Accidents in Polk County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Polk County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Polk County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Polk County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Polk County accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Polk County personal injury attorney who understands the law fully, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Polk County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Polk County accident lawyer can do to help.
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Most recent accident reports
A Central Florida man waiting to be sentenced on charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run crash died in another crash over the weekend.
Two men were injured Saturday night when a driver lost control of his pick-up truck on Lake Mabel Loop Rd. in Dundee.
A 52-year-old Bradenton woman died Saturday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash near Haines City.
Georgene Rabren was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 5:30 p.m. The incident occurred on the southbound ramp of US 27 to US 192 in Polk County.
Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road, in Lake Wales.
The crash happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday when a semi-tractor trailer heading eastbound collided with a Mercedes which was heading westbound.
An 84-year-old woman almost hit a customer when she crashed her car through the front door of a Winter Haven CVS on Wednesday afternoon.
Miraculously, the customer had stepped back and out of the path of the car just moments before it crashed into the store.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a crash that killed a mother and sent her two adopted daughters to the hospital.
Two adults and their 5-year-old child are dead, and their three other children were taken to hospitals after a major accident in Polk City early Tuesday morning, according to Polk County Sheriff's Office.
A plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver's parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Fla., with both the pilot and jumper hospitalized with minor injuries.
Polk County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a three-vehicle traffic crash involving a semi-tractor-trailer, a pickup truck and a private ambulance that killed a Lakeland man on Thursday.
A crash on Cypress Gardens Boulevard involving a minivan and two motorcycles left one man dead and two injured.