A car accident is a traumatic occurrence. In addition to the physical injuries and property damage, you have a lot to deal with after the fact. You probably have questions about what actions you should take and in what order. For instance, you might be wondering:
- How am I going to pay my medical bills?
- How will I pay my regular bills if I have to miss work?
- Will I be able to get my car fixed, or do I need a new one?
- What if the insurance company does not pay, slow pays, or pays less than I deserve?
- Do I need to sue the other driver or the insurance company?
- Can I receive compensation even if the accident was my fault?
- Should I hire a lawyer?
- Where can I find a good car accident lawyer in Boynton Beach?
The top car accident attorneys in Boynton Beach are at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine. We have helped many car accident victims get the compensation they deserve. We investigate all types of car collisions, gather the evidence we need, and pursue the responsible party for damages. The initial consultation is free, so call 800-747-3733 today to schedule an appointment with one of our personal injury attorneys.
What Type of Compensation Can I Recover After a Boynton Beach Car Crash?
After a car accident, the first thing you should do is get medical care. This is true even if you do not think an injury occurred during the collision. Some car crash injuries do not manifest right away, but can worsen inside your body without your knowledge.
Another reason to seek immediate medical attention is to get documentation that directly ties any injuries you have to the accident. If you wait weeks to get checked out, the other party could argue that something else caused your injuries. By establishing a thorough medical record of your injuries, we can hold the responsible party for these and other accident-related losses.
The cost of medical care from a car accident can be extensive. Apart from any necessary surgery or hospital care, you could need physical therapy, rehabilitation, or other forms of long-term treatment. Our attorneys pursue compensation for your current medical bills as well as all costs we expect you to incur in the future.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
If you have to miss work to recover from your car accident injuries or because you are dealing with car repair issues, you deserve compensation for the income you are unable to earn. The same goes if the effects of your car accident reduce your ability to earn a living in the future. We fight aggressively for these damages.
Pain and Suffering
Because pain and suffering is a subjective category to which it is difficult to assign a dollar amount, you need the most skilled and aggressive attorneys on your side. Our lawyers will fight for the maximum damages allowed in your case.
If your loved one died in a car accident due to another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, we can pursue wrongful death damages from the responsible party or parties.
A judge may award punitive damages in an extreme case where the actions of the responsible party went beyond mere negligence. If this is true for your car accident, we will find the evidence we need to prove the other party committed gross misconduct or a malicious act.
Who Can I Hold Responsible for My Wreck and Related Losses?
Do you know who was responsible for your car accident? In some cases, it is obvious. For instance, if another driver plowed through a red light and T-boned you, we can hold them responsible for the crash.
In other situations, identifying the responsible party or parties requires some investigation. Our attorneys will conduct a full investigation into your accident to identify all responsible parties. If you share some of the blame for the accident, we will still pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case.
If the other driver in the accident was doing any of the following, we can argue they are liable for your damages:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Driving while distracted;
- Driving recklessly;
- Disregarding a traffic control device or sign;
- Following too closely;
- Driving against oncoming traffic; or
- Making unsafe lane changes.
We look at police reports, witness statements, photo and video surveillance, accident scene reconstructions, and expert witness testimony to gather the evidence we need to establish what happened. If we determine another driver was responsible, we use the evidence we gather to build our case and pursue damages.
The Manufacturer of Your Vehicle or One of Its Parts
There is one common situation where police may list you as the at-fault party, but you still qualify for damages from someone else. If a vehicle defect was a contributing factor in your accident, we can hold the manufacturer responsible for their faulty product. For example:
- You failed to stop on time due to faulty brakes;
- You lost control of your vehicle because a defective tire blew out and caused you to swerve; or
- A stuck accelerator propelled your car into another vehicle.
Likewise, we might determine that a defect in the other driver’s vehicle contributed to the accident. In this case, we would go after that manufacturer for damages.
Here is another potential scenario: A vehicle defect did not directly cause your accident, but it made your injuries worse than they should have been. For instance:
- Your seat belt failed to properly secure you;
- Your air bags failed to deploy in a rear-end or front-end collision;
- Faulty wiring or a gas leak caused your vehicle to ignite upon collision; or
- The frame of your vehicle failed to withstand the collision.
We can seek compensation from the vehicle or parts manufacturer in these cases, as well.
Call 800-747-3733 to Speak With a Top Boynton Beach Car Accident Lawyer.
Are you ready to move forward with your case and receive compensation? Call 800-747-3733 today to set up a free consultation with a top car accident attorney from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.