Auto Accident Lawyer in Florida

Car Accident Attorney in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach

A car crash on one of Florida’s roadways can be a terribly traumatic experience. Depending on a multitude of factors, you may walk away from the crash shaken but otherwise unscathed. Conversely, you may find yourself suffering serious back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or other catastrophic injuries. These can not only leave you with severe pain and lifelong limitations, but also expensive medical and therapy bills, lost wages, reduced future earnings, and mental pain and suffering.

A Florida car crash lawsuit is the means through which Florida drivers injured in a car crash caused by someone else are able to receive compensation for their injuries. The experienced auto accident attorneys at Kaiser Romanello are able to help you recover damages after a Florida car accident to help alleviate the financial hardships you are facing and help you get on with your life.

Florida Car Crash Statistics

Florida motorists in cities such as Boca Raton and South Florida are at risk of being involved in an auto accident every time they get behind the wheel. According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES), during 2013 there were over 800 traffic crashes per day – an increase of over 12% from the previous year. Statistics maintained by FIRES also show that:

  • In 2013, there were over 15 million licensed drivers and over 15 million registered vehicles;
  • Between 2012 and 2013, nearly 5,000 Floridians lost their lives in fatal traffic crashes; and
  • Between 2012 and 2013, the number of teen drivers and teen passengers injured in car crashes increased by approximately five percent.

Winning Your Florida Auto Accident Case

Negligence (or carelessness) is at the heart of most Florida car crash lawsuits. Negligence must be shown by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that you, as the injured driver, win your Florida car crash lawsuit must show that it is more likely than not that:

  • The other driver owed you a duty of care to drive in a reasonable and careful manner;
  • The other driver breached that duty by failing to drive reasonably (by speeding, driving while intoxicated, disobeying traffic signals, etc.);
  • The other driver’s actions were the cause of your injuries; and
  • You suffered injuries and damages that can be compensated financially.

Depending on the facts of your crash, there may be more than one negligent party. A design defect in one or more cars may have contributed to the accident or made your injuries more severe than they would otherwise have been. Or, two or more drivers may have been careless and each bears some responsibility for your crash. In these complex situations, the expert legal advice from a Florida car accident attorney is essential to ensuring you receive full compensation for your injuries. Our law firm serves clients in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and the West Palm Beach, Florida area for all areas of personal injury including complex slip and fall cases. If you have been injured in a fall at an establishment or for any other circumstance, call us right now to speak with an experienced personal injury and slip and fall attorney Fort Lauderdale. We will empower you to get the compensation you deserve.

What To Do Immediately After a Florida Car Crash

The moments immediately after a car crash can be chaotic and stressful, especially if you or any of your passengers. If you do not take certain actions right away, however, you may find it is difficult to recover compensation through a car crash lawsuit. To help preserve your rights and improve your chances of obtaining damages for your injuries, you should take the following steps after a car crash:

  1. Take care of immediate medical and safety concerns. Your first priority should be in making sure everyone is safe and summoning medical assistance for those who need it. If it is possible and safe to do so, try to move your car, your passengers and yourself to the side of the road and out of the way of traffic. If you suspect someone is seriously injured, do not move that person but do try to set up flares or other devices to warn approaching motorists of the accident scene.
  2. Do not speak to the other driver concerning the accident. This may seem counterintuitive, but any statements you make to the other driver can be used against you in a civil case for damages. Refrain from making statements such as “I’m sorry,” “It was my fault,” or “I wasn’t looking where I was going.”
  3. Record your memory of the accident. Your memory will fade with time. That is why it is important to write down important information about the accident as soon as possible while the event is still fresh in your mind. Be sure to detail what happened immediately before the accident and how you believe occurred. Also write down the weather conditions, road and traffic conditions, and any statements the other driver made to you. Try to preserve as much information as possible.
  4. Obtain information from witnesses. If others saw the accident occur, try and get their names and contact information. They can provide much-needed eyewitness testimony at a trial.
  5. Get medical treatment. Even if you do not believe you are severely injured, you should still see a medical professional as soon as possible following your crash. Sometimes symptoms of serious injuries may not appear for several hours – or even several days – following a crash. By seeing a medical professional early and obtaining a quick diagnosis, it may make it easier for you to show that your injuries were caused by the crash.

Contact Kaiser Romanello Today

One of the most important calls you can make after a Florida car crash is to a knowledgeable accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale. The Florida personal injury team at Kaiser Romanello has helped numerous car crash victims and their families navigate the complicated legal landscape, obtain compensation from those who acted carelessly, and put the pieces of their lives back together.  If you have been injured in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach, contact a West Palm Beach auto accident attorney from our law firm today at (855) 200-1000 to learn more about your legal options.