Auto Accidents Attorney Serving Tampa Bay 

Did you recently get into an auto-related accident? Are you seeking immediate and professional attention due to your unfortunate situation? If this is you, then contact Lancaster Law Firm.  We help you make decisions about medical bills, property damages, wage losses, and insurance claims.  

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of an auto-related accident in Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, and Sarasota. He is available 24/7 to receive calls or text messages.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents


Most speeding-related accidents occur when someone is running late. The driver chooses to break the speed limit and drive recklessly to arrive on time. Other times, it is a careless driver behind the wheel showing off by racing and weaving in-and-out of traffic. Regardless of the reason, speeding is against the law, dangerous, and can cause many auto-related accidents.


When someone chooses to drive a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, that person is putting his or her life in danger as well as others on the road, including you. DUI driving is distracted driving, is considered reckless, and oftentimes causes severe injury or even death. 


Some drivers try to beat a yellow light before it turns red. Others fail to completely stop at a stop sign and move forward at an intersection before he or she should. When a driver doesn’t stop, the likelihood of the vehicles colliding rises, putting both parties at risk of an accident. 


While modern technology continues to improve our daily lives, in vehicles, these devices can become distractions. Cellphones and GPS devices can steer the driver’s attention away from what is on the road. It only takes a second before something fatal can happen. Fortunately, cell phone records are available for your defense. When this information is presented in the courtroom, accusing the driver distracted by technology is a clear-cut case. 


Traffic delays are often caused by climate conditions. A driver who is not familiar with operating their motor vehicle in severe weather conditions puts others on the road at risk for an accident. Dense fog, high winds, rain, slick roads, or other adverse weather conditions are no excuse. Drivers must adjust their speed and pay closer attention to traffic on the roadway.


While drivers are required to know the rules of the roadway, wild animals do not take driver’s education. Wild animals will wade out into the street, and it’s up to you to make sure that you don’t get into a car accident with them. Take caution when you see an animal crossing sign and use your high beams when traveling in rural, woody areas.

Auto-related Accidents and Your Rights

Anything you say at the scene may be brought up later and used against you. Tell anyone who attempts to speak to you to contact your attorney, Chris Lancaster. 

After a collision, you don’t know if you are injured or not because you are not in a clear state of mind.

Call 911 immediately. A police officer or deputy will arrive at the scene of the accident. Also, an EMT can do an on-site assessment of your injuries.

Some injuries will take a few days before you begin to feel pain. The other driver’s insurance company may claim you are not hurt, especially if you refused treatment at the scene or did not go to the hospital. Be sure to document any discomfort and see a doctor. 

It is preferable to take the photo while the cars are still in the position immediately after the accident. Almost everyone has a cell phone that can take pictures. These pictures could be paramount later on when the adverse driver’s insurance carrier tries to dispute liability.

As a precaution, take a photo of the license plate of the other driver’s car or truck.

Unfortunately, trained insurance company representatives make you believe they will give you a fair and adequate settlement, but this is usually not the case. 

These professionals will try to get information from you that they will use against you. Always tell these people to call your attorney, Chris Lancaster. Insurers immediately reach out to accident victims to offer a few hundred dollars in exchange for a complete statement. If you sign it, you cannot file a claim, even if your injuries are severe. Do not sign anything and contact your lawyer. 

 Sometimes there are too many levels of staff which makes it difficult to speak to your attorney right away. At Lancaster Law Firm, you have access to Chris 24/7 via text or phone call 727 – 743 – 9022