Wellington Car Accident Lawyers
Every time you get behind the wheel and buckle up, it’s reasonable to assume that you will reach your destination safely. But even if you follow all the rules of the road, there is no guarantee that the motorists around you will do the same.
Car accident lawyers know all too well that a devastating wreck can happen in an instant. A single misjudgment on the part of a drunk or distracted driver can have tragic consequences that change your life forever.
If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s recklessness, contact Donaldson & Weston to determine the most strategic way to proceed. Our Wellington personal injury attorneys are here to help you hold all liable parties accountable for your healthcare bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
We will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident, interview eyewitnesses, track damages, and help you pursue the maximum possible payout. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation.How to Prove Liability in a Car Accident Claim
Florida follows a “no-fault” system when it comes to auto insurance claims, which means motorists typically turn to their own providers for compensation following a collision. If you sustain serious injuries, though, you have the right to file a third-party claim with the liable party’s insurance provider. The state defines a serious injury as one that results in:
- Significant scarring or disfigurement;
- Significant limitation of use of a limb or organ; or
- Permanent limitation of use of a limb or organ.
In order to recover compensation for the costs associated with any of the above, you must be able to prove liability. There are certain types of evidence that you can gather at the scene, and your attorney can help you compile evidence that is difficult to access.
Valuable evidence of liability might include:
- Eyewitness testimony;
- Photographs of the wreckage;
- The official police report;
- Surveillance footage;
- Dash cam recordings;
- The results of any chemical tests; and
- Statements from the other motorists and passengers involved.
Proving liability is only the first half of building a successful claim. In order to recover compensation, you must also prove that you incurred damages as a direct result of the wreck. You can do this by gathering the following kinds of evidence:
- Photographs of any visible wounds;
- Hospital bills;
- Medical records;
- Income statements;
- Testimony from loved ones;
- Statements from medical experts;
- Quotes for repairing any property damage;
- Quotes for modifying your home or vehicle to accommodate any disabilities; and
- Journal entries detailing the ways in which the injuries are affecting your everyday life.
The car accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston understand the physical, emotional, and financial stress that an injury can place on you and your loved ones. We combine the care and personalized attention of a small practice with the resources of a large law firm. Call 561-299-3999 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a Wellington personal injury lawyer.