Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyers
Helping Victims Recover Compensation
Being involved in a car accident is a stressful and frightening experience. You don’t have to handle the insurance claims on your own. By hiring an experienced lawyer, you can rest assured that your legal rights are being protected so that you can focus on making the best recovery possible. For years, victims have trusted Demand the Limits to defend their legal right to compensation. Our skilled attorney's have years of experience helping injured victims. Call (561) 600-3555 or visit our website to schedule your free case evaluation.
There are many causes of car accidents. Some of the most common include speeding, impairment, and distraction. It is important to note how much control drivers have over these factors - by holding them accountable in a personal injury lawsuit, you are deterring dangerous driving behaviors in the future, and protecting other innocent victims from being injured in accidents.
What Are the Types of Car Accident Lawsuits?
The way in which a car accident occurs can drastically affect the types of injuries you sustain in the collision. Head-on collisions generate large amounts of force that are placed directly on your vehicle (and in turn, on your body inside the vehicle). Sideswipes and other "glancing blows" disperse the force of a collision, and this means there is less force to be absorbed by your vehicle and body. Other common traffic crashes include:
- Rear-end accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Chain reaction crashes
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Rollover crashes
- Highway accidents
What Are Common Injuries in Car Accidents?
One of the most common injuries that victims sustain in a car accident is whiplash. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is caused by the forceful back-and-forth motion that one's neck often makes in a car accident (especially in a rear-end collision). Whiplash can result in physical symptoms (such as headaches, fatigue, and stiffness or pain in the neck) or mental symptoms (such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating, or difficulty sleeping).
Victims can also suffer musculoskeletal injuries such as broken bones and muscle sprains. You might have internal injuries, such as bruised organs or internal bleeding. These injuries can quickly become fatal if they are not diagnosed and treated immediately.
Many victims sustain trauma to their head or back, which can result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries and possible paralysis. All of these can be debilitating and can impact your ability to work and engage in your usual activities.
What Damages Can You Recover in a Car Accident?
Victims who are injured through a driver’s negligence have the right to be compensated for all the injuries and losses they suffer. This includes compensation for lost wages and any decrease to your future earning capacity, as well as compensation for all medical expenses related to the accident that you have incurred, or are likely to incur in the future. You are also entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Insurance companies are notorious for downplaying the amount of your pain and suffering and trying to get away with lowball settlement offers to settle this intangible claim that is difficult to quantify. Some insurance companies will even hire private investigators to follow you, in the hopes of getting video footage of you doing something you claim is too painful to do (like lifting boxes or exercising). These investigators are unknown people who are following you and your children to your home. It is important to hire an attorney who knows how to put a stop to these types of inappropriate harassment.
Who Can Be Injured in an Auto Accident?
You don’t have to be inside a vehicle to be injured in a traffic accident. Motorcycle riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists can also be injured through a driver's negligence. These road users are more vulnerable to injuries, and as a result, their injuries are often worse than those of vehicle occupants. This is because pedestrians, motorcycle riders and bicyclists do not have the protection of a steel vehicle frame, airbags, set belts, and other crucial safety features. They are often exposed to the full force of impact, and this can be fatal. The more severe your injuries, the more compensation you are likely entitled to in a personal injury lawsuit. This is why it is especially important for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycle riders, and other road users who aren't in a vehicle to protect their legal rights by consulting with a Boca Raton car accident lawyer.
Who Are Most Likely to Cause an Accident?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident is higher for teens aged 16 to 19 than for any other age group. Male drivers, teens with passengers in the vehicle, and inexperienced teens who have only just gotten their driver’s license are the most likely to be involved in car accidents. Speeding, alcohol use, and driving on nights or weekends also increases the odds that a teen driver will cause a motor vehicle collision.
The Centers for Disease Control also reports that the likelihood of being killed or injured in a motor vehicle crash increases in older adults. The fatality rate is especially high in victims aged 75 or older, as these older adults are especially vulnerable to traumatic injuries. But older adults can also cause car accidents due to changes in vision, cognitive functioning, or other natural changes that occur due to aging. It is important for older adults to be honest about these changes and the limitations they impose. It is also important to have conversations with your elderly loved ones about staying safe behind the wheel. By coming up with a safe mobility plan, you can help your elderly loved ones keep driving in a safe manner while also maintaining their independence.
Experienced, Aggressive Representation for Boca Raton Car Accident Victims
At Demand the Limits, we know how to handle car accident cases. Our experienced Boca Raton car accident lawyers have extensive experience with all types of motor vehicle accident cases. We fight hard to defend the legal rights of all Boca Raton injury victims. Call (561) 600-3555 or visit our website to schedule your free case evaluation. Don’t delay - the sooner you have an attorney fighting for you, the better protected your legal rights will be.