West Palm Beach Injuries From Car Accidents

Attorneys Representing Victims and Families in West Palm Beach

The majority of Florida personal injury cases stem from injuries incurred in a car accident. These injuries require long-term treatment, and the growing costs associated with that treatment often make legal action necessary to ensure a victim’s proper recovery. The West Palm Beach car accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston are committed to providing dedicated legal representation to people involved in these serious crashes. We understand the importance of making sure that victims’ bills are paid and that the proper parties are held responsible, and our injury attorneys fight tirelessly to resolve claims efficiently with our clients’ best interests in mind. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a car accident, we are available to help you determine your legal options. Contact our office today to find out more about how we can assist you.

Injuries From Car Accidents Can Alter a Victim’s Life

Nationally, millions of victims are injured on the roadways each year. In West Palm Beach, numerous serious car accidents happen throughout the area, especially on major roads, such as Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Interstate 95, and State Road 809. Injuries in these collisions can range from minor to life-altering, and they may require extensive recovery times, as well as substantial financial expenditures, for victims to heal properly. Car accident injuries may include:

  • Whiplash and other soft tissue damage
  • Cuts or bruises
  • Back pain
  • Spinal injuries, including paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Fractures or breaks in bones, especially wrists, arms, legs, and ankles
  • Traumatic brain injuries

In Florida, motorists are only required to carry insurance policies with certain minimums. These include $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 in property damage liability. Although this may seem like a lot, unfortunately these limits often fall well below covering merely the medical expenses for a victim who requires long-term care. As a result, car accident victims who suffer significant injuries may need to turn to the courts to make sure that those responsible are held accountable.

Many West Palm Beach car accidents result from a driver’s carelessness. Whether that driver is a visitor from out of town distracted by their navigational system or a resident rushing to work, when a driver’s actions rise to an unreasonable level, they should be held accountable for the harm caused. Negligence exists when a driver breaches their duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would act in the same or similar circumstances. This duty is owed to other motorists, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. A victim must also establish that their injuries were caused by the driver’s breach and that damages were incurred.

If negligence is shown, a victim may be awarded damages for expenses related to past and anticipated medical treatment, missed work, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Timing is important in personal injury cases, since Florida imposes a four-year statute of limitations before a victim’s claim is barred. Usually, an extensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding an accident, as well as gathering evidence and assessing the impact that a victim’s injuries will have throughout their lifetime, is necessary to succeed. Consulting an experienced attorney who can aid you in this process is important to preserve your legal rights.

Seek Assistance from a West Palm Beach Lawyer Following a Car Crash

Needing financial assistance to cope with the aftermath of serious car accident injuries is common, but it is not always an easy endeavor. Having a legal advocate on your side who can make sure that your rights are protected, while you focus on healing, can make all of the difference. The West Palm Beach attorneys at Donaldson & Weston provide compassionate and seasoned legal guidance to victims and their families. If you have been harmed by a negligent driver or lost a loved one in a car accident, call our office today at (772) 266-5555 or contact us online to set up a risk-free, no-cost consultation to find out more about how our car accident lawyers can help.

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“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.”
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“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”
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“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.”
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