Immokalee is a small, rural town of 25,000 residents in northern unincorporated Collier County. It’s relatively remote and off the well-carved tourist trail of South Florida. This town that many of our clients call home is heavily agricultural, with swamps drained to clear the way for farming. It’s one of the foremost centers for tomato cultivation in the U.S., and the Seminole Tribe of Florida has one of its six reservations on the site, where it operates one of its gaming casinos. The fact that it's a small town with limited access to medical facilities makes an Immokalee car accident or other serious personal injury that much more of a big deal. As our Immokalee personal injury lawyers will further discuss below, car accidents are not the the only type of serious injuries that occur in this small Collier County town.
Common personal injury claims that we often see in Immokalee include:
- Car Accidents;
- Drunk Driving Accidents;
- Slip-and-Fall Injuries;
- Motorcycle Accidents;
- Work-Related Injuries;
- Airboat crashes;
- 4-wheeler and ATV crashes;
- Wrongful death
The Immokalee personal injury lawyers at Garvin Injury Law are committed to fighting for your rights to be treated fairy, provide you adequate compensation and hold bad drivers and otherwise negligent people or corporations accountable.Immokalee Car Accidents
In a single year, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol reported nearly 7,400 crashes on the streets and highways of unincorporated Collier County, with about 7 percent of those occurring in the Immokalee area. Much of this date on Collier County traffic accidents has come from crash reports which many drivers refer to as a Collier County accident report. Of those, about 7 percent involved bicyclists or pedestrians. Our personal injury attorneys know that Immokalee bicyclists and pedestrians are likely to suffer especially serious injuries because they lack protection from vehicles.
When law enforcement analyzed Immokalee area car accidents by day and time, they found most crashes occurred between Friday and Sunday, and most often between noon and 5 p.m.
Florida has numerous laws that outline the duty for drivers to use reasonable care to avoid harming passengers and other motorists. Failure to meet these requirements may result in a finding of negligence if someone else is hurt. Some examples include:
- Duty to drive at a reasonable, prudent speed, taking into consideration the condition of the road, weather conditions and existing traffic.
- Duty to keep a proper look out and remain alert.
- Maintaining an assured clear distance. Drivers who are in the rear in rear-end collisions must overcome a rebuttable presumption of negligence, which can help a personal injury lawyer in Immokalee secure compensation for victims of these crashes.
It should be noted that while law enforcement might make a determination on fault at the scene of the accident and note that finding in their official report, that’s not necessarily the last word when it comes to the civil case. It’s ultimately up to the judge or jury weighing your civil claim. If your damages are severe enough to warrant coverage outside of personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, as outlined in F.S. 627.737(2), you may have the right to pursue damages from the at-fault driver.
Residents of Immokalee should also be aware that they may receive a summons to appear for collier county jury duty; if you have received a summons for Jury duty in Collier county please check the Collier County Clerk's Website.
If you would like to discuss your Immokalee car accident case please feel free to Contact the Immokalee personal injury attorneys at the Garvin Injury Law by calling 239.267.5657.