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Car Accident Lawyers in Boynton Beach

Aggressive Representation for Serious Injuries

Generally, these incidents are not “accidents” at all. People accidentally leave the lights on. They do not accidentally drive drunk and cause crashes. In fact, driver mistakes cause over 90 percent of the car wrecks in Palm Beach County. We all make mistakes, and we should all be accountable for the mistakes we make. That’s the essence of a negligence claim.

This responsibility usually includes paying financial compensation. If you throw a ball and unintentionally break someone’s window, you should pay to replace the window. Likewise, if you were hurt in a car wreck, a Boynton Beach car accident lawyer from Smith, Ball & Báez can force tortfeasors (negligent drivers) to pay compensation. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.

Smith, Ball & Báez is here to help. Contact our team at (561) 500-HELP today to begin with a free initial consultation.

Car Crash Injuries

Today’s vehicles are much safer than the ones made twenty years ago. Nevertheless, when they crash, especially at high speeds, these huge vehicles normally cause extremely serious injuries.

Every year, millions of American motorists suffer injuries like:

  • Head Injuries: The motion of a crash, as opposed to the blunt force trauma of a crash, often causes head injuries. During a wreck, the neck snaps back and forth, causing the brain to slam against the inside of the skull.
  • Exsanguination: Excessive blood loss, normally from internal injuries, is often the official cause of death in these cases. Emergency responders and ER doctors are often so concerned with external injuries that they do not locate and stop internal bleeding quickly enough.
  • Broken Bones: The massive force of a car crash often requires doctors to use metal screws or pins to set broken bones. So, these victims often face many months of painful and expensive physical rehabilitation. Even then, some partial loss of function is almost inevitable.

Most health insurance providers refuse to cover injury-related costs, and most families cannot possibly pay these costs out of pocket. So, a Boynton Beach car accident lawyer typically sends letters of protection to medical providers.

Since these letters guarantee payment when the case is resolved, the provider charges no money upfront. As a bonus, our Boynton Beach car accident lawyers often convince providers to lower their fees. That could mean the victim pockets more of the settlement money.

Liability Issues

First-party liability in a car crash claim usually involves the ordinary negligence doctrine or the negligence per se rule. Device distraction claims are a good example of the difference.

Florida has a very limited cell phone ban. Generally, if the tortfeasor (negligent driver) was talking or texting and caused a crash, the tortfeasor is presumptively liable for damages. This rule is called negligence per se.

Doing anything else with a phone while driving, such as surfing the web or video chatting, is legal in Florida. It’s also legal to use a hands-free device for any purpose, even though hands-free devices also distract drivers.

In these situations, the ordinary negligence doctrine usually applies. Victim/plaintiffs must establish negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.

Frequently, a third party is financially responsible for damages. Let’s stay with the device distraction example.

Uber drivers and other ridesharing operators depend almost completely on GPS navigation devices. So, they often drive with one eye on the road and one eye on a screen. If this distraction causes a crash, the ridesharing company is financially responsible for damages, under the respondeat superior doctrine.

Other third-party liability theories include dram shop alcohol provider liability and negligent entrustment owner liability.

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Car accidents often cause serious injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced Boynton Beach car accident lawyer, contact Smith, Ball & Báez. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.

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