Car Accident Attorneys Serving Lake Worth Residents
Lake Worth is located directly south of West Palm Beach and north of Boynton Beach. The population in Lake Worth is approximately 45,000. Lake Worth has a diverse community and a vibrant downtown area located on Lake Ave. The restaurants and bars in the downtown area in include The Rock Irish Pub, Rudy's Pub, Dave's Last Resort and Raw Bar and Suri Tapas Bar. There is lot of activity on the streets of Lake Ave and Lucerne. Unfortunately, with a lot of traffic comes car accidents for drivers and pedestrians in Lake Worth.
At Bottari & Doyle Attorneys at Law we understand that a car crash can be a traumatic experience, possibly leading to serious injuries, mounting medical bills, extensive damage to your vehicle, and even the inability to work or enjoy time with your family. On top of this, most car accident victims will eventually have to deal with the insurance company. The insurance company's team of lawyers will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible for your injury, and in some cases, they may argue that they owe you nothing at all.
That's where we come in – our top-rated accident lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. As car accident lawyers serving Lake Worth residents, we have years of experience successfully representing car accident victims throughout Palm Beach and Broward County as they navigate the aftermath of a car accident. For every car accident injury case, we strive to win quickly and deliver the maximum compensation our clients deserve for medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation, and other damages.
Injured In A Car Accident In Lake Worth?
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NEED A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER?
We're here to help – immediately following a car accident in Florida, you probably have several questions:
- Who is going to pay for my medical bills?
- Do I have a car accident case?
- How do I get my PIP benefits after a car accident?
- Should I be speaking to the insurance adjuster?
- What about uninsured or underinsured drivers?
- How do insurance claims work with State Farm Insurance, Geico Insurance and Progressive Insurance?
- How do I file a diminished value claim for my vehicle's damage?
Our consultations are free and you pay us nothing unless we recover money for you.
HOW DOES PIP COVERAGE WORK IN LAKE WORTH?
In Florida every owner of a motor vehicle is required to purchase insurance for Personal Injury Protection (PIP). This means they are automatically covered for up to $10,000 in medical bills. However, when medical bills exceed this amount, it is important to try to obtain an additional source of insurance coverage through the at-fault party.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PROVE TO WIN A CAR ACCIDENT CASE?
Proving Negligence in a Car Accident
An injured driver or passenger may file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver due to the driver's negligence. Proving negligence requires the attorney to show:
- The at-fault driver owed a duty of care to other drivers.
- The driver breached the duty of care
- The breach caused the injuries
- Injuries occurred.
In a car accident case, negligence occurs when another driver is at-fault in the car accident. For example, if you were rear-ended by driver then he or she has acted negligently (carelessly) by failing to obey the traffic laws. Florida law states that you are entitled to money if you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages from a Car Accident
A driver or passenger who is injured due to another driver's negligence is entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
- Economic damages include payment for current and future medical bills, loss of wages and loss of future earning capacity.
- Non-economic damages include payment for current and future pain and suffering due to the physical injuries and payment for any current and future mental anguish for any emotional suffering (anxiety, depression, loss of enjoyment of life) due to the accident.
WHAT IF I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER?
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver, reaching out for legal advice will be important to your case, because there are many options when it comes to financial compensation. Not only has the person who hit you committed a crime, but he or she is liable for something called punitive damages. Punitive damages consist of money that the drunk driver has to pay you solely because they were drunk. These damages are designed to punish drivers for their behavior. From our experiences with drunk driving accident cases, insurance companies pay significantly more money to an injured driver or passenger who is hit by a drunk driver.
WHAT IF THE PERSON WHO HIT ME LEFT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT?
A person who leaves the scene of an accident commits a crime. We hope that you were able to obtain the driver's license plate. This information is vital to finding out who hit you. Additionally, if you purchased uninsured motorist coverage then you can make a claim against your own policy. This means that your insurance carrier will pay you money if you were injured in the accident.
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WHERE ARE THERE ACCIDENTS IN LAKE WORTH?
The major roads in Lake Worth are Lake Worth Road, Melaleuca Lane, Federal Highway and 10th Ave. Some of the roads in Lake Worth are in need of repair due to issues with potholes. These types of problems with the roads can cause accidents. The downtown Lake Worth Area by Lake Ave is full of restaurants and bars. There are always people coming and going from this area who have been drinking. Drivers who have been drinking are much more likely to be responsible for car accidents.
WHO CAN I CALL TO HAVE MY VEHICLE TOWED FROM THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT?
There are a number of different towing companies in Lake Worth. Here is a list of Lake Worth tow truck companies that you can call if you are reading this from the scene of the accident.
- Steve's Towing
- Sunshine Towing
- Gardens Towing
- Brigg's Expert Towing
- El Quetzal Towing
You should check your insurance policy to see if tow bill will be covered. You can also call us and we can tell you whether either your insurance company or the at-fault driver's insurance company will cover the tow bill.
COMMON INJURIES FROM ACCIDENTS IN LAKE WORTH
- Sprains and Strains
- Broken Bones
- Herniated Discs
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF A FRIEND OR RELATIVE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCIDENT?
Those injured in South Florida car accidents are often related or friends with the person behind the wheel who caused the wreck. One minute you're on your way home from the perfect beach day, and the next minute, your friend runs a stoplight and hits another car. These scenarios present tricky personal situations that you and your loved ones may find difficult to navigate.
On the one hand, you'll need financial help to recoup the costs of any medical expenses or lost wages incurred from your injury. On the other hand, no one wants to sue their friends or family members.
LOOK TO THE INSURANCE POLICY
Whether the friend was driving your car or their own, the insurance policy covering the car should cover many expenses relating to the car accident. Of course, each provider is different, and you should review the applicable policy affecting your situation with the help of an experienced auto accident attorney to confirm coverage limitations.
Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay out, trying to compensate only the bare minimum amounts. What those injured and those who caused the accident need to understand is that your fight is not with each other as much as it is with the insurance company. The ordeal is just business to the insurance providers, and if you and your loved ones approach the situation with the same mentality, you can better repair your relationship.
CONTACT A LAKE WORTH AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER
A Lake Worth attorney can help determine if you have a car accident claim and give you legal advice about recovering your loses from the car wreck. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Lake Worth, contact the injury attorneys at Bottari & Doyle for a free initial consultation. Call (561) 588-2781 to discuss your claim today, or fill out the quick contact form below to start building your case.