Boynton Beach Auto Accident Lawyer
Car accidents happen on Florida roadways every day. Some are fairly minor and only result in chipped paint, bent bumpers, and minor bruises for the people involved. Others are far more severe and result in totaled vehicles, severe injuries, and in some cases, permanent disabilities and death.
When a victim is injured in a car accident, he or she may file a personal injury claim to pursue monetary compensation for his or her related damages. When a victim is killed in a car accident, his or her loved ones may file a wrongful death claim to pursue compensation for their accident damages, contact our Boynton Beach auto accident lawyers today.
What Causes Auto Accidents?
Car accidents have a variety of causes. Sometimes adverse weather conditions or wildlife make them unavoidable. When they happen because of one or more parties’ negligence, the parties whose negligence caused it are liable for the victims’ resulting damages.
A few types of negligence that can cause car accidents include:
- Drunk driving;
- Distracted driving;
- Vehicle malfunctions that result from a car owner’s failure to properly maintain his or her vehicle or a vehicle manufacturer’s failure to issue a recall for a known safety issue;
- Confusing roadway signage;
- Potholes and other symptoms of a poorly maintained roadway;
- Aggressive driving; and
- Drowsy driving.
Ways you Can be Injured in an Auto Accident
There are many ways you can be injured in a car accident. They include:
- Broken bones;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Traumatic brain injury; and
These injuries can have complications like permanent disfigurement and paralysis. You can also suffer other conditions, like depression, after being physically injured in a car accident.
Pursuing Compensation for your Auto Accident Damages
Through a personal injury claim, you can pursue monetary compensation for the following damages:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering damages.
In Florida, drivers are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. With this coverage, an injured victim’s insurance provider provides his or her compensation, rather than the negligent driver’s. However, Florida car accident victims can file personal injury claims under certain circumstances.
Talk to your lawyer about pursuing a personal injury claim versus a PIP claim. With a personal injury claim, you must prove that another party’s negligence caused your accident. With a PIP claim, you do not. If you file a personal injury claim, your lawyer can help you obtain and use the evidence you need to support the claim.
Work with an Experienced Boynton Beach Auto Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in a car accident you did not cause, or even an accident for which you were partially at fault, you can pursue monetary compensation for your related damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about the personal injury claim process and to get started on your claim with an experienced auto accident lawyer, contact our team at Leifer & Ramirez today to set up your free consultation with us.