Boynton Beach Car Accident Lawyer
No one plans on being involved in a car accident, yet the longer you drive, the higher the odds of being injured in a collision. Along with physical injuries and emotional trauma, a car accident victim often suffers financial hardship as a result of the inability to work and mounting medical bills. While we use the term car “accident,” the truth is that most collisions are the result of negligence on the part of one or more parties. When that is the case, a Boynton Beach car accident victim or surviving family member may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party or parties.
The Boynton Beach car accident lawyers at Demand the Limits have seen firsthand how practically challenging and emotionally exhausting it can be to navigate the aftermath of a car accident. No one should have to go it alone when faced with the legalities involved in pursuing compensation from an at-fault driver. Our Boynton Beach car accident lawyers have the experience and commitment needed to successfully identify the negligent party (or parties) and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled for your physical, financial, and emotional injuries.
What You Should Know about Boynton Beach Car Accidents
Florida consistently ranks among the most dangerous states for drivers and passengers. Statistics released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), tell us that Florida averaged 15.4 deaths per 100,000 people in motor vehicle accidents in 2022. In Palm Beach County alone there were almost 25,000 motor vehicle accidents that same year, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV). Sadly, 221 people lost their lives and more than 15,000 were injured in a wide variety of different types of car accidents, including:
- T-bone collisions
- Chain reaction crashes
- Rear-end accidents
- Highway accidents
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Rollover crashes
When Is Another Party at Fault in a Boynton Beach Car Accident?
Another party can be held legally responsible for a car accident if that party’s negligent or wrongful conduct caused or contributed to the collision. While there are an infinite number of ways in which another driver might be at-fault, some common examples of negligent conduct that might cause another driver to be held liable include:
- Impaired Driving. Despite concerted efforts to warn drivers about the danger of driving while impaired, someone is killed every hour, on average, in the United States because of an impaired driver, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). This includes drunk drivers as well as those under the influence of illegal and prescription drugs.
- Driving While Distracted. Visual, auditory, and cognitive distractions cause someone to die every three hours, on average, in the U.S. says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although texting while driving is a well-known danger, other things such as eating, applying makeup, or talking to passengers can also cause a driver to become distracted.
- Fatigued Driving. Most people fail to realize the risk a fatigued driver poses to everyone on the roadway. In fact, data compiled by the Foundation for Traffic Safety (FTS) tells us that drowsy driving plays a role in one out of every five car accidents.
- Speed. For decades now, speed has been one of the top three contributing factors in all motor vehicle collisions throughout the United States, according to the NHTSA.
What Are Some Common Injuries Sustained by the Victim of a Car Accident?
Not only can a car accident leave victims with life-threatening or fatal physical injuries, but many victims suffer psychological trauma for years following the collision. Many car accident victims suffer:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Damage to or failure of internal organs
- Cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries, including partial or complete paralysis.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
How Does Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law Impact My Car Accident?
The State of Florida is one of many states that have enacted “no-fault” insurance laws. The no-fault law requires all drivers to carry a minimum amount of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage. That coverage is intended to be used for an injured victim’s medical bills without the need to determine who was at fault in the accident. Unfortunately, no-fault insurance has a dollar limit, does not fully replace lost income, and cannot be used to pay for the emotional and psychological injuries suffered by a car accident victim. The good news is that if a victim suffers “serious injury”, the injured victim may pursue an at-fault party using the traditional fault-based legal system. Florida law defines a serious injury as:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function.
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability.
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Am I Entitled to Compensation for My Boynton Beach Car Accident?
If you were injured in a Boynton Beach car accident, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages from the at-fault party (or parties). Economic damages compensate a victim for things such as lost wages and medical bills (past, present, and future) while non-economic damages address the emotional and psychological trauma a victim suffered because of the collision. If you lost a parent or child in a Boynton beach car accident, you may also be entitled to compensation in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit for things such as lost earnings, the value of support and services, loss of companionship, guidance, and protection, or mental and emotional pain and suffering.
The value of your car accident case cannot be easily determined without consulting with an experienced car accident attorney; however, there are some common factors that will likely impact the amount of compensation you receive, such as:
- How severe your physical injuries are.
- The number of different injuries you suffered.
- How well you can document your injuries.
- Evidence of the trauma you suffered.
- Whether the defendant is wholly or partially liable.
- The extent to which the defendant can pay for your injuries using either insurance or personal assets.
Get Help from an Experienced Boynton Beach Car Accident Lawyer
As the injured victim or surviving family member of a Boynton beach car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the maximum compensation possible, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side right away. Our Boynton Beach car accident lawyers will get to work immediately and can help you in a variety of ways, including:
- Investigating the car accident.
- Helping you find healthcare providers
- Calculating the maximum value of your claim.
- Gathering evidence to prove your claim.
- Ensuring that procedures are followed, and documents submitted on time.
- Negotiating an advantageous settlement.
- Advocating on your behalf in court if a settlement is not forthcoming.
At Demand the Limits, we know how to handle car accident cases. Our experienced Boynton Beach car accident lawyers have extensive experience with all types of motor vehicle accident cases. We fight hard to defend the legal rights of all Boynton Beach injury victims. Call (561) 600-3555 or contact us online 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.