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The Law Offices of Ohle & Ohle Attorneys at Law
Leanne L. Ohle
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Treasure Coast Accident Lawyers

Most people don't realize how severely an accident can impact them and their loved ones until serious injury occurs. The personal injury attorneys at Ohle & Ohle, P.A. understand this and are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims throughout the Treasure Coast. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, they offer help and hope for accident victims and their families in Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Saint Lucie, Vero Beach and Stuart.

Sobering Statistics

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  • Accidents are the leading cause of death among Florida residents between the ages of 1 and 44.
  • 8,779 Florida residents died as a result of accidents in 2009.
  • Another 100,940 people living in Florida were hospitalized due to an accident in 2009.
  • The medical costs for a hospital stay due to an accident averaged more than $34,000 per hospital stay in 2009.
  • In 2009, hospital expenses for all Florida residents involved in accidents totaled nearly $5 billion.


In personal injury accidents, medical expenses often account for only a fraction of all costs and losses. While recovering from an accident, the victim might be unable to work or attend school. There could be substantial costs to repair or replace a vehicle involved in a car or motorcycle accident. Serious accidents might cause permanent disability and prevent a person from working or participating in his or her normal activities. If a loved one is killed in an accident, a family may suffer huge financial losses and unexpected expenses. The loss of a family member also takes a huge emotional toll on loved ones.


Approximately 30% of all fatal accidents in the state of Florida occurred on a street or highway in 2009. The costs for drivers and passengers involved in Okeechobee car accidents can be extremely high, especially when they involve serious injuries or death. While car accidents injure thousands, accidents involving falls forced more than 427,000 Florida residents to seek emergency room treatment in 2009. More than 58,000 people were hospitalized during that year for falls. Accidents that occur near water or involve boats also cause many injuries each year. Airplane accidents, cruise ship accidents, slip and fall accidents, theme park accidents and even accidents at work all cause serious injury – and sometimes death.


If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, time is of the essence. Contact the experienced Treasure Coast accident lawyers at Ohle & Ohle, P.A. They will evaluate your case and determine the best way to help you receive fair and just compensation. Their compassionate attorneys conduct a thorough investigation and help develop a strong case to negotiate a settlement or to use at trial.

Sources

Florida Injury Facts: Unintenional Injuries
10 Leading Causes of Non-Fatal Injury Hospitalizations by Age Group, Florida Residents: 2009
10 Leading Causes of Non-Fatal Injury Hospitalizations by Age Group, Florida Residents: 2009