Palm Beach County Car Accidents Lawyers
Every year in Florida, hundreds of thousands of people are involved in car accidents, and many of them sustain serious and life-threatening injuries. In 2016 alone, almost 400,000 motor vehicle accidents occurred in Florida and approximately 250,000 people were injured in these crashes.
Due to the large population in Florida, car accidents are more likely to happen. Thus, Florida typically ranks as one of the leading states with the highest number of car accidents. If you’ve been injured in a car crash in the Palm Beach County area, it is important that you consult with an experienced Palm Beach County car accident lawyer right away.
Car Accidents in Palm Beach County Florida
The effects of a car accident can be devastating and can have a lasting impact on your everyday life, especially if your injuries are permanent and debilitating, or if a loved one was fatally injured in the crash. In the Palm Beach County area, there are a number of factors that might cause or contribute to a car crash, including:
- Young and/or inexperienced drivers;
- Speeding and reckless driving, or otherwise failing to obey traffic laws and signals;
- Driving while distracted as when making a phone call or texting;
- Driver fatigue;
- Defective auto parts like tires or brakes;
- Improper road maintenance;
- Inclement weather;
- Confusing construction zones; and,
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The above is not a full list of all the factors that might cause or contribute to an accident, and in some cases, there may be more than one contributing factor. However, if you have been in a car crash in Palm Beach, be sure to contact an experienced Palm Beach County car accident lawyer right away.
What to do After You’ve Been in a Car Accident in Palm Beach County Florida
When you are involved in a car accident, one of the most important things you can do is to stay calm and remain at the scene. If it is safe to do so and you are not incapacitated, try to assess the situation and be sure to call 911 if someone has been injured. In addition, it is also important that you obtain contact information from those involved in the accident and any witnesses. Take pictures at the scene with your phone or camera to document any damage, and write down some notes as soon as possible after the accident so that you can more easily remember what happened. By collecting this information and evidence, you are in a better position should you decide to file an insurance claim or lawsuit. Finally, remember that if you speak with anyone else involved in the accident or you answer any questions posed by police officers, you should not admit fault and do not sign anything until you speak with your attorney. Anything that you say or do might be used against you.
Filing Car Accident Lawsuits in Palm Beach County
Florida is what is considered a “no-fault” state that essentially means that any injuries or other damages that occur due to a car accident are generally covered by your own car insurance. However, if your injuries are disfiguring or otherwise permanent, you can either file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or file a lawsuit against the driver or anyone else who might be responsible for the accident. When filing a lawsuit, you typically must prove that another individual or entity was negligent, or at fault for the accident. Florida law requires that you file your lawsuit within four years from the date of your accident or injury.
Experienced Palm Beach County Car Accident Lawyers
If you’ve sustained injuries or other damages in a car crash in Palm Beach or the surrounding area, it is imperative that you consult with a dedicated Palm Beach Car Accident Attorney right away. At the Shiner Law Group, our attorneys will always take the time to learn about your case, advise you of your options, and will help you obtain the best results possible. Contact the Shiner Law Group today at (561) 777-7700 and schedule your free consultation.
You Pay Nothing Until We Win!
Please contact Shiner Law Group today to schedule your free personal injury case evaluation. Shiner Law Group serves clients in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boyton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, and Throughout Palm Beach County And Florida.