Port St. Lucie Car Accidents
Automotive technology has come a long way in recent years, but even the most innovative safety features have their limitations. At the end of the day, lane departure warning and blind spot detection are no match for drunk, distracted, or reckless drivers.
If you were hurt in a collision with a negligent motorist, turn to Donaldson & Weston to determine the most strategic way to proceed. Our Port St. Lucie car accident lawyers have a reputation for tough litigation and the resources to win substantial settlements and verdicts.
We have assisted hundreds of clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and we will give your claim the individual attention that it deserves. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free consultation with one of our seasoned personal injury attorneys.Will I Have to Go to Trial?
If you sustained injuries in a motor-vehicle collision, there are several steps you must take to recover compensation for your damages. In most cases, the first step is filing a claim with your own insurance provider.
Because Florida is a “no fault” state regarding auto accident claims, injured parties must exhaust their own personal injury protection (PIP) before seeking compensation from others. If your PIP policy is not large enough to cover the resulting medical bills and lost income, you may be able to file a third-party claim with the liable motorist’s insurance provider.
Ideally, this claim will result in a settlement for the remaining damages; however, if the insurance company refuses to cooperate, you have the option of bringing the case to trial by filing a formal lawsuit.
Most claims do not end up in court, but there are certain factors that can affect the likelihood that yours will. These include:
- The severity of your injuries;
- The opposing party’s willingness to cooperate;
- Your own percentage of fault;
- The strength of the evidence you have gathered; and
- The number of liable parties.
It is usually in both parties’ best interests to avoid trial, which is why most cases settle out of court. If your claim does end up in court, though, you deserve a strategic legal ally by your side, and you will find one at Donaldson & Weston. Our experienced litigators have the knowledge, skills, and resources to take on even the largest insurance providers, motor carriers, and government agencies.Call 772-266-5555 to Speak with a Car Accident Lawyer in Port St. Lucie
If you were seriously injured in a wreck with a careless driver, turn to Donaldson & Weston for quality legal counsel during every stage of the claims process. We will conduct a thorough investigation into your crash, interview witnesses, track damages, and help you pursue the maximum payout possible. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out the Contact Form on our site to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Port St. Lucie personal injury lawyers.