Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer
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.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Boca Raton
Just as there are various injuries that can occur due to car accidents, there are likewise various causes of car crashes. Among the most common car accident causes that our Boca Raton car accident lawyers have seen are:
- Distracted Driving – While texting while driving is illegal in Florida, many drivers still do it. Other distracted driving habits include tinkering with apps, the radio, or GPS, eating, and grooming.
- Impaired Driving – Regardless of the increased awareness surrounding the risks of impaired driving, particularly driving while under the influence (DUI) or alcohol, too many drivers still drive while drunk or drugged. In 2021, Florida saw 5048 DUI crashes, resulting in 2,927 injuries and 371 deaths.
- Running Red Lights and Stop Signs – These are all too common risky driving tactics that no driver should engage in. Put simply, running a red light or stop sign increases the risk of getting into a motor vehicle crash.
- Speeding – Aside from causing accidents, speeding also causes severe injuries. The faster the speed, the more significant the impact on the accident victims.
- Reckless Driving – Following other vehicles too closely, driving over the posted speed limits, cutting off other vehicles, and changing lanes too quickly are just some of the most common reckless driving behaviors that negligent drivers engage in.
All these driving behaviors are negligent actions that put the lives of all road users at risk of getting into accidents and suffering serious to life-threatening injuries, even death. If you have been injured in a car accident due to these negligent driving practices, reach out to the Boca Raton car accident lawyers of Demand The Limits right away to get started on pursuing fair compensation for your losses.
How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?
We get this question often, and rightly so. However, there’s no simple or one-fits-all answer to this vital question. The reality is that various factors will come into play when determining how much a car accident case is worth. When evaluating the value of your claim, our Boca Raton car accident lawyer must review the following:
- The seriousness and exact nature of your injuries
- The value of the losses or damages you incurred
- The liability of the defendant
- Whether or not the liable party has auto insurance coverage or the resources to pay a fair settlement
Making matters even more complex is the fact that it’s difficult to determine the value of certain damages. While it’s easy to calculate economic damages, such as your medical bills, property damage, and lost income, non-economic damages like emotional distress and pain and suffering are harder to calculate. However, these damages must be properly accounted for when calculating the value of your claim.
Unfortunately, insurance providers are not in the business of paying car accident victims fair compensation. Insurers, along with their lawyers and insurance claims adjusters, will fight tooth and nail to trick injured victims into accepting a low settlement offer. But when you work with our Boca Raton car accident lawyers, you can rest easy knowing that we will work hard to secure a settlement amount that will cover all your losses.
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.
What Our Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyers Can Do For You
At Demand The Limits, we don’t want you to be overwhelmed and inconvenienced by the demands and complex rules of the legal process. Our Boca Raton car accident lawyers will handle your entire case, so you can better focus on recovering from your injuries. Our lawyers will:
- Thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your car accident. If necessary, they will consult with experts to figure out how the crash occurred, what exactly caused it, and how you can recover the compensation you’re entitled to.
- Calculate the full value of your claim.
- Gather and crucial evidence, including the police or accident report, your medical records and bills, photos of your injuries and vehicles, photos and videos of the crash, video footage from nearby dash cams or surveillance videos from nearby businesses, repair or replacement estimates for your vehicle, eyewitness testimonies, lost earning forms from your employer, and cell phone records, among others.
- Ensure that all relevant paperwork is filed in the proper places and on time.
- Negotiate a fair settlement with the liable party’s insurance carrier to avoid going to trial.
- Fight for you in court if the insurer is engaging in unfair practices.
It’s our mission to help injured victims rebuild their lives following a devastating car accident. Our Boca Raton car accident lawyers have years of experience handling all kinds of car accident cases in Florida, just like yours. We know that we can’t possibly give you your life back before the crash, but we can ensure that you get fairly compensated for your injuries and damages.
Leave The Insurance Company to Us
Don’t speak to the insurance company’s insurance claims adjuster before you’ve had a chance to talk to our Boca Raton car accident lawyers about your case. The insurer is looking to settle your insurance claim in the fastest time possible and for the lowest amount possible. The insurer’s highly trained and aggressive claims adjusters know how to do this to unsuspecting car accident victims.
They will try to get you to say something that they can use to deny your claim or significantly lower the compensation you deserve. Remember that they are acting to secure their best interests and not yours. They will also try to discourage you from hiring a lawyer because they are fully aware that they don’t stand a chance against an experienced lawyer who’s out for justice.
Leave the insurance company to us. Our lawyers know exactly how to deal with shady claims adjusters and can safeguard you against any unfair strategies and tactics they might use to take advantage of your situation. Just focus on getting better and leave all the negotiations and discussions with the insurer to us.
Once we have properly investigated the car accident, gathered evidence that will fully support your claim, and figured out how much you need to cover your accident-related costs and damages, the Boca Raton car accident lawyers of Demand the Limits will fight to secure maximum compensation on your behalf either through a settlement or a trial in court.
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.