Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer David B. Datny and The Datny Law Firm proudly represent victims of automobile accidents throughout the state of Florida. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in Florida. Notably, in 2016, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Report, there were 254,155 car accidents in Florida involving injury with more than 3,000 fatalities. In 2017, there were more than 15,000 motor vehicle accident injuries in Palm Beach County as well as 160 fatalities. The aforementioned car accident crash statistics demonstrate how dangerous our roads can be and how important it is to understand your legal rights after an accident as medical treatment can be extremely costly without insurance or when you are unable to work due to your injuries.
Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney David B. Datny is available any time of day, night or weekend at 561-221-7474 to assist you with your injury claim. We will fight for you to get the medical treatment you need and the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering. Do not hesitate to contact The Datny Law Firm if you have been in an accident. All consultations are FREE and there is NO FEE until we win your case!
For a detailed explanation of what to do after a car accident, whether in Boca Raton or elsewhere in Florida, click here. However, in short, if you have been in an automobile accident in Florida, you should immediately report the incident to the Police. Always call the Police and get a report. Exchanging insurance information alone is not enough and may compromise any future claim or lawsuit. After calling the Police, you should seek medical care noting you only have fourteen (14) days to treat or you waive your right to medical coverage under your No Fault (PIP) Automobile Insurance Policy. Next, you should document the accident by taking photographs of everything from the scene, property damage, injuries, etc. Identify any witnesses and get their name/contact information before leaving the scene. Never Admit Fault! Before you do anything else that may compromise your claim or your rights, such as giving a statement to the insurance company or accepting money and signing a Release, you should immediately contact Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney and Personal Injury Lawyer David B. Datny at 561-221-7474 for a FREE consultation.Causes of Boca Raton Car Accidents
There are many causes of automobile accidents, car crashes or motor vehicle collisions in Boca Raton and throughout Florida. A drugged or drunk driver, an inexperienced teen driver or bad weather road conditions can cause a catastrophic collision with injuries or death. Other causes of automobile accidents are:
- Running a red or yellow light
- Disobeying a Stop Sign
- Failing to Yield
- Failing to Maintain a Single Lane
- Improper Lane Change
- Failing to Keep a Proper Lookout or Check Blind Spots
- Improper Turning
- Aggressive Driving
- Improper Backing or Reversing
- Failing to Maintain ones Vehicle
- Distracted Driving (e.g., talking on the phone or texting while driving)
Florida’s “no-fault insurance scheme” provides personal injury protection (“PIP”) for each driver regardless of fault and pays for his or her own medical treatment and lost earnings; however, as discussed above, benefits are only available if you seek medical treatment within fourteen (14) days of the accident. If you fail to treat within the fourteen days, your automobile insurance company will not pay your medical bills. Once you have been qualified for PIP, your automobile insurance company will pay between $2,500 and $10,000 of your medical expenses or lost wages. It pays nothing for your pain and suffering and you remain financially responsible for any medical bills that exceed your PIP benefits.
In these cases, victims can pursue a personal injury claim against a negligent or careless driver who caused an accident. Negligence is a legal standard whereby a victim, known as a plaintiff, must prove that a defendant, the at fault driver or vehicle owner, breached an owed duty of reasonable care, causing injuries and damages. Every driver on the road owes others a duty of reasonable care; that is, to act as a reasonably prudent driver would under the same, or similar, circumstances. Drivers can breach this duty by acting careless or engaging in any form of unsafe behavior on the road, such as speeding, driving drunk, or texting while driving.
Common Automobile Accident Injuries
After we establish a driver has acted negligently, we still need to show that you sustained injuries causally related to the defendant’s failure to use appropriate care. Some common injuries in car accident cases include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neck/Back Injury
- Whiplash Injury
- Nerve and Spinal Cord Trauma
- Bulging/Herniated Discs
- Broken Bones
- Shoulder Injury
- Knee Injury
There is nothing simple about dealing with the aftermath of a car accident especially when you are simultaneously trying to treat for your injuries. The responsible insurance companies and their attorneys are not their to help you after the accident. They are there to advocate on behalf of their driver. In other words, to contest fault and deny or minimize their financial responsibility for your accident, injuries, losses and other damages. This is why you need a skilled and relentless advocate on your side like Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney David B. Datny who will make sure you get the medical attention you need and the financial justice you deserve. Call or text us Attorney Datny directly at 561-221-7474 for a FREE consultation. If you are unable to travel after your accident, we will come to you!
The Datny Law Firm proudly represents injured accident victims throughout Florida, Palm Beach County, Martin County and Broward County including Boca Raton, Wellington, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, Lantana, Golden Lakes, Loxahatchee, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano, Miramar, Margate, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Parkland, Lauderhill, Davie.