Car Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton and Plantation
Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton offers car accident Attorney legal services to individuals in Boca Raton, Plantation, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach. We specializes in automobile accident lawsuits and claims. With nearly 60 years combined legal experience, our car accident lawyers are adept at helping clients receive the compensation they deserve when they are injured in a car accident.
When it comes to fighting for your rights following a motor vehicle accident causing personal injury, property damage, impairment or death, we know what it takes to ensure you receive appropriate compensation. We are well-versed in all laws related to automobile accidents in Florida, including laws affecting Florida auto accident claims, and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table so clients can obtain satisfactory settlements.
There’s no need to suffer after a car crash simply because you don’t have the right lawyer on your side. The specific statutory requirements of Florida no-fault law can make it difficult to recover damages from the at-fault driver following an accident. If you have sustained serious personal injury or permanent impairment, we can help you receive compensation beyond medical payments coverage afforded under PIP, which does not cover future medical expenses and pain & suffering.
Call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420 for experienced, compassionate and comprehensive representation so you can rest easy knowing that someone is fighting to get you the settlement you deserve.
Florida Auto Accident Injuries May Require Litigation
The state of Florida requires every registered owner of a motor vehicle to maintain personal injury protection coverage, also known as PIP. The maximum benefit payable under PIP is $10,000 less your deductible (if any). When an auto accident occurs, this insurance is primarily used to cover your medical expenses for any physical injuries sustained in the accident, no matter who is at fault in the collision. This “no fault” insurance is designed to reduce the number of lawsuits that occur in the state of Florida as a result of motor vehicle collisions. Unfortunately, PIP coverage is often grossly inadequate, even in cases of moderate injury, never mind cases involving severe personal injuries that can require expensive surgery or other costly medical intervention. In these situations, you always need a personal injury attorney willing to fight for your rights and battle it out in court if necessary. The injury attorneys at Eltringham Law Group will never accept less for your case and are always prepared to file a lawsuit and litigate your case in the courtroom to get you the justice you deserve. We will help you get your outstanding medical bills paid and collect from the at-fault driver’s insurance company all other compensation you are legally entitled to under Florida law. Other compensation can include future medical expenses, past and future lost wages or income, past and future pain & suffering damages, and even punitive damages in some cases.
Some injury types that may require additional litigation include:
You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses associated with your initial injury, as well as future medical expenses. You may also be compensated for lost wages or loss of earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering, mental anguish and punitive damages.
To find out more about your eligibility to receive additional compensation for your injury, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Types of Auto Accident Lawsuits
Every car accident in Florida is unique and varying contributing factors, results and outcomes can be expected. Our automobile accident attorneys have the experience to successfully handle claims resulting from all types of car accidents, including those involving:
No matter what the cause of your car accident may be, our experienced injury attorneys can provide you with the advice, support and representation you need so that you get what you deserve. Call the Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton at 561-338-0420 to schedule a free consultation.
What To Expect Following Your Auto Accident
When you choose the Eltringham Law Group to represent you following an auto accident involving personal injury, property damage or death, here is what you can expect to happen:
- We offer free consultations so you can get all your questions answered and can spend time talking directly with an experienced attorney about your rights and expected outcomes.
- Leave all the work to us. We will be in contact with doctors, hospitals, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys and anyone else necessary to settle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and will build a solid case so that you are more likely to be awarded additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
- You focus on you. Whether you are still recovering from injuries or are simply dealing with the stress and anxiety that is common following auto accidents, now is the time to focus on your own needs while you leave the details of your case in the hands of experienced attorneys that will get the job done right.
- We work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t need to lay out any money up front in order to have our injury attorneys work on your case. We don’t get paid unless we recover a financial settlement or jury award for you.
For more information about how we work to get you the auto accident settlement you deserve, call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Facts About Car Accidents in Florida
Across the nation, it is estimated that someone is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds, with millions of people injured annually. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury and death in the state of Florida. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) named the stretch of I-95 that goes through Florida as the most deadly roadway in the country in 2010. According to the Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report, issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 281,340 traffic crashes in Florida involving 468,470 drivers during 2012, the last year that statistics were reported. This amounts to an average of 770 crashes per day, a statistic that rose more than 23% over the previous year.
These motor vehicle accidents resulted in 198,032 reported injuries, as well as 2,430 fatalities. Additionally, 149,044 crashes resulted in property damage with no injuries. Among the more than quarter of a million crashes that occurred during the year, alcohol was suspected to have been involved in 17,258 crashes, with suspected drug-related crashes accounting for an additional 1,798. Inexperienced teen drivers were involved in 28,176 crashes, resulting in over 16,000 injuries and 125 deaths.
The statistics are eye-opening yet all it takes is one automobile accident – one that you or a loved one is involved in – to make an impact on your life.
That’s why, if you have been involved in a car accident, you need an experienced South Florida automobile accident lawyer on your side. Call us today at 561-338-0420 to schedule your free consultation.
Car Accident Legal Questions
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Florida, you likely have many questions and concerns, including:
- What do I do after a car crash if I have been injured?
- What is personal injury protection (PIP)?
- Will Florida’s minimum PIP coverage be enough to handle my bills?
- How will I know if I am eligible for more than Florida’s minimum personal injury coverage?
- How will I deal with any time I lost from work in addition to my medical bills?
- Does it matter who was at fault in the car crash?
- Who do I go after for damages?
- Will every auto accident attorney provide me with the same level of protection?
Fortunately, law firms that specialize in auto accident lawsuits and claims can answer your questions and will be able to reduce the anxiety and stress that can arise after an ordeal such as a car crash, especially one involving serious personal injury. The key is to find an automobile accident law firm that you can trust and one that has experience in handling cases involving personal injury, property damage and death as a result of a motor vehicle crash.
The Eltringham Law Group offers free consultations where you can get all your questions answered and can find out what you may be entitled to following your ordeal. Call us today at 561-338-0420 to schedule your free consultation.
All Auto Accident Law Firms Are Not The Same
Don’t settle for a law firm that will just take your case with a promise to get you the “quick and easy” $10,000 minimum personal injury protection coverage required in Florida without doing all they can for you. If you have been injured in a car accident in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach counties, or anywhere throughout the state of Florida, you deserve an attorney who will thoroughly investigate your case and will fight for your rights to get you the settlement you deserve.
In order to protect yourself and your rights to compensation, there are crucial steps to take immediately following the accident.
At the most basic level, you must have suffered personal injury. You also must be able to prove that your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, which is a legal term for reckless or careless behavior.
This can vary from state to state, and accident to accident. Our legal team can explain how the “statute of limitations” impacts the amount of time you have to file a claim or lawsuit for injury. Time dictates action here, because if you miss the filing deadline, your case could be dismissed.
For comprehensive and compassionate legal representation following a car crash in Boca Raton, Plantation, or any location in South Florida, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.