Delray Beach Car Accident Attorney
More than 350,000 car accidents occur on Florida roads each year, causing thousands of deaths and many times more injuries. Car accidents are a fact of life, but they don’t have to be. Most car accidents re preventable; they occur because of one person’s negligent, reckless or aggressive driving, such as speeding, drinking and driving, texting while driving or other forms of distracted driving.
When a driver causes an accident through lack of attention or carelessness, any innocent drivers, passengers or pedestrians who are harmed as a result have the ability to recover compensation from the negligent driver for their injuries. Craig D. Earnhart of Earnhart Law in Delray Beach helps people throughout south Palm Beach County get the medical care and compensation they need to deal with their injuries and move on with their lives after a serious car accident.
Negligent drivers and their insurance companies will try many ways to get out of paying what they should. At Earnhart Law, we have been handling car accident cases for more than 30 years. We know firsthand how insurance companies operate when faced with a car accident claim. We know how to investigate and evaluate a car accident case and work with the insurance company to get you a top-dollar settlement, or litigate the case all the way to trial if that’s what it takes to get you the money you deserve. Read on to learn more about how our Delray Beach car accident attorney can help, or call us at 561-265-2220 for a free consultation and immediate assistance.
Facts about Florida Car Accident Claims
Florida drivers carry no-fault auto insurance called Personal Injury Protection (PIP). When injured in an accident, drivers can make a claim for insurance benefits without regard to who was at fault in causing the accident. However, basic PIP insurance only pays out 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your lost income up to a maximum of $10,000. Benefits can also be capped at only $2,5000 if your injury does not meet the law’s definition of an “emergency medical condition,” and you can be kept from any PIP benefits at all unless you sought treatment for an injury within 14 days of the accident.
The law does provide a way to obtain more compensation in the event you were seriously injured. If your injury meets the legal definition of a “serious injury,” then you are permitted to sue the negligent or at-fault driver and recover the full amount of legal damages. This can include full compensation for all your present and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and other legal damages. In order to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver, you must have suffered one of the following types of serious injury:
- significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
- permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
At Earnhart Law, we understand both the medical and the legal aspects required to prove that you have a serious injury. With our vast experience handling a wide variety of personal injury claims, we know how to build a strong case that proves the other driver’s negligence and responsibility to compensate you for your injury. We want to help you get the most value from your claim and make sure you are treated fairly by the insurance company. Count on attorney Craig D. Earnhart to represent you with skill and compassion.
Call Earnhart Law to Speak with a Knowledgeable and Experienced Delray Beach Car Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton or throughout south Palm Beach County, call Earnhart Law at 561-265-2220 for a free consultation. We do not charge any fee unless and until we recover for you.