Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer
The Datny Law Firm Helps Those Involved In Auto Accidents in South Florida
The Datny Law Firm in Boca Raton helps victims of car accidents and automobile crashes throughout the State of Florida including those in Palm Beach County, Broward County, Delray Beach and Deerfield Beach. Not surprisingly, automobile accidents and car crashes are one of the leading causes of injury in Florida. The crash statistics over the last 5 years have consistently increased state wide. In 2018, there were over 400,000 car crashes in Florida with 254,385 involving injury and approximately 2,925 involving fatalities. These numbers also increased in Palm Beach County with over 26,000 automobile crashes in 2018. More than 15,000 of these motor vehicle accidents involved injuries and166 had fatalities. Unfortunately, it does not appear these numbers have improved in 2019 as there have already been during the first 6 months of the year more than 7,000 car accident related injuries and 76 deaths.
The above car accident crash data confirms what most of us know from driving on our local roads. That is, the streets and highways in South Florida and Boca Raton particularly are very dangerous for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists. The consequence of this is the likelihood that you will inevitably be involved in a car accident with injury. This realization makes it incredibly important for you to know your legal rights, and how to protect yourself after an accident, from insurance companies looking to minimize their financial exposure by taking advantage of unrepresented victims.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash in South Florida, after you call the Police, but before contacting your insurance company, call Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer David B. Datny at 561-221-7474. He has extensive experience handling automobile claims throughout the State of Florida and will make sure you are protected from over reaching insurance companies. The Datny Law Firm will also make sure you get the medical treatment you need and the financial justice you deserve. Call or text Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney and Car Accident Lawyer David B. Datny any time for a FREE consultation. We will travel to you if necessary and there is NO FEE until we win your case.
What To Do After a Car Accident
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)
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
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
As you can see, there are a lot of different types of injuries and damages a car accident victim may sustain. To learn more about the type of damages available in your case, schedule a FREE case evaluation with Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney and Personal Injury Lawyer David B. Datny. The Datny Law Firm is available to consult any time of day, night or weekend at 561-221-7474.
Let Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney David B. Datny Help You!
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.