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Car Accident Lawyers in Delray Beach

You Deserve Comprehensive Legal Care Following Your Accident

Car accidents can happen almost anywhere and at any time when you are driving a vehicle in or around Delray Beach.

If you were injured in a collision or lost a loved one in a fatal crash, it is important to get in touch with a Delray Beach car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Getting the Facts About Car Accidents

What should you know about car accidents in Delray Beach and throughout the state of Florida?

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) provides the following facts and figures about car crashes in the state:

  • 403,626 traffic crashes occurred in Florida in 2018
  • Average of 1,106 collisions every day in the state
  • In 2018, FLHSMV reported a total of 3,135 fatalities and 236,157 nonfatal injuries
  • Of the non-fatal injuries recorded, 19,196 were classified as incapacitating
  • Alcohol was a confirmed factor in more than 12 percent of reported fatal collisions
  • Almost 10 percent of drivers involved in collisions were teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19

Different Types of Auto Accident Cases

Auto accidents can have many different causes, although most of them result from human error.

The following are examples of some common types of car crash claims we handle in Florida:

  • Distracted driving cases
  • Drowsy or fatigued driving crashes
  • Aggressive driving and road rage collisions
  • Drunk or intoxicated driving accidents
  • Intersection accidents
  • Parking lot collisions
  • Head-on crashes
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Highway pileup accidents
  • Rollover accidents

Accidents can vary widely in terms of severity, and we can help you to seek compensation for a variety of injuries in motor vehicle collisions.

Insurance Claims Versus Lawsuits in a Car Crash

Florida is a “no-fault” state for auto insurance law purposes. What does this mean for an injured driver? Most car accident claims will start with an insurance claim through the injured party’s personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. If insurance coverage is insufficient to cover your losses, it may be possible to file a car accident lawsuit.

To file a car accident lawsuit, you will need to be able to show that you have a “serious injury” to meet the serious injury threshold in Florida.

Statute of Limitations in a Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuit

Every car accident lawsuit will have a statute of limitations, which is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. Under Florida law, most car accident lawsuits will have a four-year statute of limitations. This means that your lawsuit will most likely need to be filed within four years from the date of the car accident.

While four years might seem like a lengthy period, time can go by quickly. You do not want to miss the window to file your lawsuit.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Delray Beach, FL

Motor vehicle collisions often occur because of a motorist’s negligence. If another driver’s careless or reckless behavior behind the wheel caused an accident in which you suffered serious injuries, you deserve to seek financial compensation for your losses. One of the aggressive Delray Beach car accident lawyers at our firm can talk to you today about options for seeking compensation.

Contact Smith, Ball & Báez at (561) 500-HELP to learn more about the services we provide to injured plaintiffs and their families throughout Florida.

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    With over 65 years of combined experience, our attorneys know what it takes to win for you while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

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    We're trial lawyers at heart and don't shy away from the courtroom; we'll put our compassionate tenacity to work for you.

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    No case is too big; we'll utilize our large network of experts, connections in the legal community, and deep well of resources to help you win.

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