West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer
Florida drivers cause over 250,000 auto accidents a year through distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and other negligent or reckless acts behind the wheel. Unfortunately, thousands of people suffer serious injury from these crashes, and several hundred die in these needless, preventable tragedies. Our West Palm Beach car accident lawyers understand the enormous toll that a serious personal injury or loss of a loved can have on your life. We take on those negligent drivers and their insurance companies to ensure that injury victims receive a full and fair amount of compensation for their injuries. Read on to learn more about personal injury car accidents in Florida, and if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in West Palm Beach, call on the Wexler Law Firm for immediate assistance.
Florida Insurance Law Creates a Complicated System for Car Crash Victims
You may know that your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance provides no-fault benefits to you when you are injured in a crash, meaning that you can recover compensation without having to prove that another driver was negligent or at fault in causing the accident. But did you know that PIP benefits only cover 80% of your medical bills and only 60% of your lost wages, up to a maximum of $10,000? And did you also know that unless you sought emergency medical treatment within 14 days of the accident, your PIP benefits are limited to no more than $2,500? In other words, PIP benefits never fully compensate you for the damages caused, and in some cases the benefit amount can be only a small fraction of your total costs.
It is possible to sue the negligent driver for the full amount of your damages, including your pain and suffering, if you suffered a serious injury as defined by Florida law. A serious injury under the law means one of the following:
- A significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
- A permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
Proving the nature and extent of an injury is an important part of a serious injury claim. We utilize evidence from treating physicians and expert witnesses as necessary to document a significant or permanent injury, and we work to obtain a settlement that includes compensation for all your present and future medical bills, lost income due to missed work or disability, pain and suffering, and more. If a full and fair settlement cannot be reached, we are ready and able to take your case to court and prove your claim to a jury.
At the Wexler Law Firm, we explore all avenues to get you the compensation you need and deserve. If the at-fault driver only carries the minimum 10/20/10 liability coverage, and your injuries exceed their policy limits, we can help you file an Underinsured Motorist claim with your insurance company when your limits exceed those of the other driver.
Call Lawyer Gregg Wexler for Immediate Assistance with a West Palm Beach Car Accident Claim
If you have been injured in an auto accident in West Palm Beach, call our experienced West Palm Beach car accident lawyer for a no-cost, confidential consultation regarding your options for recovering compensation for your injuries.