West Palm Beach Auto Accident Lawyers
Have you or someone you love been involved in an accident in West Palm Beach that was caused by another motorist?
For more than two decades the law offices of Gordon & Doner have been providing premium quality legal counsel to auto accident injury victims throughout Palm Beach County and we work quickly to obtain the MAXIMUM amount for your damages lawsuit.
Causes of Auto Accidents
It's important to note that many accidents occur when drivers are simply not paying attention to the road. In fact, distracted driving accidents are quickly becoming one of the leading causes of personal injury in the nation.
With over 3 million injuries a year resulting from auto accidents, car crashes can also be responsible for property damage, financial losses, physical injuries and sometimes death.
Some common causes of car accidents include (but are not limited to):
Furthermore, defective vehicle equipment may also lead to a auto accident. Each week recalls on vehicle parts and tires are announced as they pose a threat to drivers and fellow motorists.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, repair costs, loss of future earnings and other damages such as emotional and physical pain and suffering. The lawyers at Gordon & Doner can help to review the details of your claim and determine the most effective way to begin the litigation process.
Types of Florida Auto Accidents
Although single vehicle accidents are possible as are multi-vehicle accidents, wrecks that involve two vehicles are the most common type of auto accident that occurs on the roads and highways throughout Florida.
It's important to note that the forces that are generated when two moving vehicles collide can be life-changing, not just for the occupants but also for the families, loved ones and dependents of those that have been involved in the crash.
In many cases, injury victims are unable to return to work due to the types of personal injuries that have been sustained, which can put a further strain on all parties involved.
When two vehicles are involved in a crash there are many types of accidents that could occur, such as:
If a car is involved in an auto accident with a truck a number of other types of collisions might occur such as a jackknife tractor trailer crash or a truck underride.
Along with property damage, the value of a vehicle may be depreciated even after it has been repaired. Victims of auto accidents may also be entitled to file a claim for diminished value.
Other Types of Auto Accidents
While passenger auto accidents generally account for many of the collisions that occur on our roads each year, there are also a number of other vehicle-related accidents that can cause serious personal injury and property damage.
In cases that involve commercial trucks, bus and/or vans (that may include FEDEX and UPS trucks, prime movers, passenger coaches and similar type of transport), the drivers are often not the only people that are injured.
It's also worth noting that motorcycle vs truck collisions are also starting to appear more frequently due the increased number of riders that are obtaining their licenses and using the roadways each year.
Some of the more-common alternative accident types include:
- Motorcycle accidents have increased exponentially in Florida in the past seven years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in the three years following Floridas decision to repeal its mandatory helmet law in 2000 that there were 933 motorcyclists killed. The number of Florida motorcycle accident deaths increased 81 percent, an increase from the 515 bikers killed from 1997 to 1999. In a 2006 update, NHTSA reported that motorcycle accident fatalities have increased for the seventh year in a row.
- Tractor trailer collisions result in thousands of catastrophic injuries and deaths in the United States every year. Tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, big rigs, fire engines, semi trucks, and other large commercial trucks with a gross vehicle weight of greater than 10,000 pounds account for the majority of auto accidents, deaths and injuries on the nations roadways.
Do you need a trucking accident lawyer? If you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer and need a skilled truck accident attorney, contact Gordon & Doner, P.A. today for your free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation. You may also complete our online contact formto receive your free case evaluation.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Did you know that According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approximately 51% of all collisions in the state led to a personal injury?
Regardless if an auto accident is serious or minor, while some of these injuries can be non-life threateninglike small cuts and bruises to the skinother injuries can have a significant impact on the victim, which can have life-long effects on that individual.
Examples of this might include a serious whiplash injury that requires constant chiropractic or physiotherapy to treat the damaged area, or a traumatic brain injury that results in the victim requiring 24 hour care.
With this in mind, some of the most-common personal injuries that require an auto accident lawyer include:
Serious auto accidents may also lead to paralysis, loss of limb, and wrongful death. If you are unsure if you have grounds to file a lawsuit, call us today at 1 (855) 722-2552 and let our attorneys review the details of your accident and talk to you about the merits of your claim.
Need Help? Contact our West Palm Beach Auto Accident Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a West Palm Beach car accident that was caused by a careless driver - and are seeking legal counsel - our attorneys can help.
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, our experienced lawyers are dedicated to representing accident injury victims and fighting for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation they deserve under Florida law.
Our team of highly trained automotive accident attorneys have decades of legal experience and are ready to help guide you through the entire litigation process.
We have several offices located throughout the South Florida and Treasure coast area proudly serving the following cities:
and the surrounding areas. To find out how we may be able to help you with your Florida auto accident lawsuit, contact us at 1 (855) 722-2552. One of our steadfast intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers that is specifically suited to handle your case.
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At Gordon & Doner, we offer free consultations and fight for the rights of the injured.