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Palm Beach County Car Accident Lawyer

Every time we get in a car, as a driver or a passenger, we put our lives in danger. A sobering statement—that may seem dramatic—but we can’t deny the statistics. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported over 400,000 crashes in 2018, causing over 165,000 injuries and nearly 3,000 deaths in the state. In Palm Beach County alone, there were over 26,000 crashes, causing more than 10,000 injuries and over 150 deaths. And the fact is—many of these car accidents were avoidable if drivers had only followed traffic laws and drove more responsibly overall. If you were hurt in a car accident caused by negligent, reckless, or illegal driving, Palm Beach County car accident lawyers at Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries.

Causes of Florida Car Accidents

In Florida, cars are a way of life. At about 2.15 million, we rank third in the country for vehicle miles traveled. In Palm Beach County, many smaller towns don’t have any public transportation, and most people need to drive simply to take care of life’s daily necessities. Add to that the number of visitors to our state, who may not be familiar with our roads, and car accidents are bound to happen. But high traffic volume is hardly the only thing causing car accidents in Florida. How often do you see a vehicle erratically changing lanes on the interstate, or failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, or making an illegal U-turn? Probably too frequently to count. Common causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents in the country—people simply can’t seem to put down their cellphones while driving.
  • Speeding causes many car accidents because driving too fast slows the reaction time needed to prevent a car accident.
  • Drunk driving continues to be a common cause of car accidents, despite what we know about the dangers of driving under the influence.
  • Reckless driving, such as changing lanes too quickly and tailgating, causes many avoidable car accidents.
  • Many side-impact collisions and rollover car accidents are caused by drivers running red lights and stop signs.
  • Wrong-way driving frequently leads to very serious head-on collisions.
  • Street racing in Florida poses a real threat to motorists, and street racing accidents frequently result in fatalities.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the smartest move you can make is to seek legal representation quickly. The insurance company will not readily cover the full cost of medical treatment, time you’ve missed from work, and any ongoing therapy you may need. An experienced car accident lawyer can help ensure you get all the compensation you’re entitled to receive based on your injuries and damages. In Palm Beach County, that lawyer can be found at Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers.

Talk to a Palm Beach County Car Accident Lawyer

Please contact Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers today to discuss your options for obtaining maximum compensation after a car accident. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means no fees until we recover on your behalf.

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Committed to Fighting for Justice for the Injured
  • Over $100 Million Recovered

    Our results speak for themselves, and our team is dedicated to winning for you.

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  • Over 65 Years of Experience

    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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    Our attorneys are committed to excellence and are recognized for their hard work with many accolades from the legal community.

  • We're Not Afraid to Litigate

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

  • A Florida Firm With Extensive Resources

    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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    Scott and his team are truly amazing and will work hard for your rights.

    “Scott and his team are truly amazing and will work hard for your rights. From the time you walk in you are welcomed at the reception with a warm smile by Isabel, then the legal team in the back is always ready to help you.”

    - Juan L.
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    “I had an accident a few years ago that really had a profound impact on my life. Scott was so patient and understanding and he really walked me through every step of the process.”

    - Former Client
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    “Great work! I received a clear and patient commutation. I felt my best interest was always the goal. Nelson and Kim presented as a strong team, who showed a lot of medical knowledge.”

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    “Marci Ball represented me when I got into a car accident. From the moment I entered her office, she treated me like family.”

    - Hector M.
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    “Scott Smith was very responsive to my case and kept me well informed about the progress that was being made on my behalf.”

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    “The Law Offices of Smith & Ball were awesome from start to finish. They walked me through what was going to happen step by step. Communicated well all the time.”

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