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West Palm Beach Front Impact Accidents

Car Crash Attorneys Serving the West Palm Beach Area

With its major highways and significant population, West Palm Beach is the site of many serious front impact accidents. These types of accidents result in some of the most devastating, permanent injuries, and they even can prove fatal for victims. The West Palm Beach car accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston help victims injured in a front impact crash pursue proper legal action against those responsible for their harm. We offer dedicated and compassionate legal representation to victims and families who have lost loved ones as a result of another driver’s negligence. If you or someone you love has been injured in a front impact accident in West Palm Beach, and you have questions regarding your legal rights and options, contact our office today to speak with an attorney and see how we can help.

Dangerous Roads and Drivers in West Palm Beach

I-95 is one of the nation’s most dangerous highways, a portion of which cuts right through West Palm Beach, including a busy exit serving as access to Palm Beach International Airport. US-1 and Florida’s Turnpike are also at risk of being scenes of a serious front impact accident. Front impact collisions refer to crashes that involve two vehicles striking each other from opposite directions. Sometimes these accidents happen because a driver enters the wrong way onto a highway or another road, often either because of a distraction or as a result of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers may also cause these accidents by passing another vehicle improperly on a one-way road or by swerving too much while trying to avoid something in the road. When a driver’s actions are so careless that they rise to the legal level of negligence, victims may pursue injury lawsuits against responsible parties to recover compensation for their harm.

Legal Action for Front Impact Accident Victims

When a reckless driver causes a front impact accident in West Palm Beach, victims can pursue a personal injury claim based on negligence. Negligence is shown when a driver’s actions are proven to be unreasonable given the situation, causing another person’s injuries and resulting in damages. For example, veering into oncoming traffic while trying to send a text message would likely be shown to be an unreasonable action behind the wheel. A parallel legal standard to prove negligence, called “negligence per se,” may also apply to certain cases. For instance, when a driver is under the influence of alcohol and strikes another vehicle head-on, a victim only needs to show that the drunk driver violated a law passed with the intent to protect a certain class of people. Since drunk driving laws are designed to keep pedestrians, motorists, and other road users safe from harm, negligence per se would apply.

Nationally, front impact collisions are only two percent of motor vehicle accidents, but they account for 10 percent of fatal accidents. Family members who have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal collision can pursue a wrongful death claim against an at-fault driver to receive damages for any outstanding medical bills, burial expenses, and loss of consortium. In Florida, victims and families have a limited time in which to pursue legal claims. Personal injury cases must be filed within four years from the date of a victim’s injuries, while wrongful death claims must be pursued within two years from the date of a victim’s death.

Attorneys Assisting Victims in West Palm Beach

Front impact accidents can cause life-changing injuries to victims. This means that costs related to these injuries are also much higher than in some other collisions. If a driver, whether distracted, acting aggressively, or otherwise being careless, causes injuries to someone else, they should be held legally accountable. The West Palm Beach attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are dedicated to making sure that victims receive the compensation that they need after a serious accident. If you need legal assistance following a West Palm Beach front impact accident, call our office today at (772) 266-5555 or contact us online to schedule a no-cost, risk-free appointment with an attorney about your potential claim.

What Our Clients Say
The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again. - M.P.
After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable - D.L.
After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court. - S.C.