Jupiter Car Accident Lawyer
Even when you know that car accidents are among the top causes of death and injuries in the US every year, statistics from theFlorida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles might surprise you. There are around 175 people killed and almost 16,400 injured in Palm Beach County motor vehicle crashes on an annual basis. These victims suffer horrendous physical pain, but financial and emotional consequences are also extensive. While the law does allow you to seek compensation for your losses, you may not know where to start with enforcing your rights.
At Scott Smith Injury Law, our team has the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure you get the monetary damages you deserve after an auto crash. We know these tragic circumstances can turn your life around, so allow our attorneys to assist with the legal process while you focus on recovery. To learn more how we can help, please contact our firm to set up a free consultation with a Jupiter car accident lawyer. Some background information may also be useful.
How Auto Crashes Happen in Florida
The vast majority of motor vehicle collisions occur because a driver engaged in careless acts that constitute negligence for purposes of liability. You need to prove that the other motorist breached the duty to drive safely, and this misconduct was the direct cause of the accident. To better understand the concept of negligence, some examples may help. You may be able to recover compensation when another driver:
- Speeds in excess of the posted limit;
- Drives while drunk or under the influence of drugs;
- Fails to yield;
- Texts, talks on the phone, posts to social media, or uses a phone in other ways;
- Engages in other forms of distracted driving, like eating, drinking, or adjusting the radio;
- Improperly changes lanes; or,
- Runs red lights.
Compensation for Victims of Car Accidents
Regardless of the specific causes of an auto crash, the legal process for recovering monetary damages is generally the same. You start by filing an injury claim with the responsible driver’s insurance company. Though it may seem as simple as filling out some forms, you could encounter challenges since insurers will always put the interests of the company before your own. You may need to file a lawsuit to enforce your rights if the insurer won’t agree to settlement.
Our team at Scott Smith Injury Law will tackle all legal challenges to ensure you get fair, reasonable compensation for your auto crash losses, including:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional anguish;
- Diminished quality of life; and,
- Many more, depending on your situation.
Discuss Your Legal Options with a Jupiter, FL Car Accidents Attorney
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in an auto collision, you can trust our lawyers at Scott Smith Injury Law to advocate on your behalf throughout the legal process. We’re aggressive in dealing with insurance companies, but we’re ready to take your case to court if necessary to protect your rights. Please call 561.500.HELP (4357) or visit us online to set up your no-cost case evaluation today.