Boca Raton Car Accident
The state of Florida enacted primary seat belt laws in 2009 for two main reasons. First, anyone operating a vehicle can end up in a collision at any time. Even those who have perfect driving records and always follow the rules of the road must wear a seat belt at all times because there is no guarantee that the motorists in traffic around them are as safety conscious as they are.
Second, in the event that a crash does occur, proper seat belt usage can reduce the severity of any injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, safety restraints reduce the risk of serious injury by 50 percent and the risk of death by 45 percent.
Although these statistics are reassuring for those who abide by the state’s seat belt laws, the only way to reduce the risk of serious injury or death by 100 percent is by staying off the roads entirely. Sadly, all it takes is one drunk, distracted, or speeding motorist to lose control in traffic and cause a devastating wreck.
If you were hurt in a collision with a reckless driver, contact the Boca Raton car accident attorneys at Donaldson & Weston. During a free consultation, we will evaluate the circumstances of your crash to determine how best to proceed with your claim.
From the moment you enter our office, you will receive the compassionate, personalized, and attentive counsel that you deserve. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free consultation with one of our seasoned injury lawyers.How to Strengthen Your Car Accident Claim
Although Florida has a “no-fault” system when it comes to insurance claims following motor-vehicle collisions, accident victims may sue the parties liable for their injuries in certain scenarios. For example, if you sustained a permanent injury in the crash, you can bring a claim against the other motorist for healthcare expenses, lost income, home modifications, vehicle repairs, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment in life.
To recover compensation for such damages, though, you must prove that the other party was actually at fault. Although an experienced attorney will be able to handle most of the logistics when building your claim, including interviewing witnesses and obtaining medical records, gathering evidence of liability typically begins at the scene. That means compiling certain kinds of proof may be up to you. Important information to collect or take note of immediately following the incident includes:
- Photographs of the scene;
- The names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses;
- The names and badge numbers of any responding officers;
- The date, time, and weather conditions;
- The flow of traffic near the scene;
- Critical information from the other motorists involved; and
- The presence of any dash cams or surveillance cameras.
Even if you overlooked one of the above steps, you may still be able to recover compensation for your losses. The lawyers at Donaldson & Weston will evaluate your case for free to determine if your case has merit.Call 561-299-3999 to Speak With a Car Accident Lawyer in Boca Raton Today!
The Boca Raton injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are proud to help accident victims pursue justice and hold all liable parties accountable for their negligence. We will investigate your case from every angle and explore all potential avenues for recovering compensation. Call 561-299-3999 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation.