West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer
Statistics have shown that the number of fatal car accidents and DUI accidents in West Palm Beach are consistently higher than other cities in the state of Florida. A car accident can leave you with serious injuries that affect your ability to work or spend quality time with your family. It is also possible that you may experience heavy financial burdens due to your medical expenses and inability to work.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in West Palm Beach:
Florida law requires drivers to exercise reasonable caution when operating their motor vehicles. In order the prove negligence in a car accident claim, you must be able to show that the driver of the other car did not exercise reasonable caution, and that his or her carelessness led to the accident that directly caused your injuries. Negligence behind the wheel can include, but is not limited to:
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Violating the right-of-way of other drivers or pedestrians
- Driving while distracted or tired
Common Injuries from Car Accidents:
The types of injuries possible in a car accident depend on factors such as speed, weather conditions, seating positions and whether or not restraints were used. Some common types of injuries include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Lower back injuries
- Broken bones
- Abrasions, burns and cuts
Traumatic brain injuries are possible in car accidents, as are fatalities. For assistance in filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim following a car accident, contact Wolf & Pravato.
How Will Wolf & Pravato Help Me Win?
Wolf & Pravato can help in gathering police reports, traffic tickets, photos of the accident scene, names and contact information of witnesses, medical records and bills, photos of your injuries, wage stubs to show that you weren’t able to work due to your injuries and any other documentation relevant to your claim in order to prove negligence.
When filing a claim, you will more than likely need to deal with an insurance company. Insurance companies are most interested in their own bottom line and may be try to take advantage of you if you’re not familiar with the terms they use or with the value of your case.
We have years of experience advocating for the rights of the victims of car accidents. If the responsible parties and their insurance companies refuse our demands during negotiations, we are not afraid to go to court to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
Even just mentioning litigation may be enough to get the opposing parties to accept our offer at the negotiating table.For more information regarding your rights following a car accident in Florida, contact the experienced South Florida car accident lawyers from Wolf & Pravato.