Common Car Accident Injuries

West Palm Beach Lawyers Skilled in Pursuing Auto Crash Cases

Car accidents can lead to various types of harm. In many cases, these injuries have long-term physical, emotional, and financial repercussions. The dedicated auto crash attorneys at Frankl Kominsky can help you assert your right to damages if you were hurt in a West Palm Beach crash. Our team has represented numerous victims and can provide the vigorous advocacy you need to seek a favorable outcome.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car crashes often lead to serious and potentially debilitating injuries. A person may suffer traumatic harm from colliding with the vehicle’s interior or with another structure, or if an object such as glass penetrates the body. Examples of common car crash injuries include:

  • Fractures, including broken ribs, legs, and arms;
  • Head trauma, which can range in severity from a contusion to a serious brain injury;
  • Neck and spinal cord damage, such as whiplash, herniated disks, and even paralysis; or
  • Disfiguring cuts and lacerations.

A victim may need intensive medical care and rehabilitation. Surgery, physical therapy, and even home modifications are sometimes necessary to treat and accommodate an injury.

Seek Compensation Through a Negligence Lawsuit

In Florida, you can file a personal injury claim based on negligence against a driver who caused your harm. You need to show four key elements to prevail in this type of case:

  • Duty to exercise reasonable care;
  • Breach of the duty;
  • Causation of injuries; and
  • Damages.

Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles with reasonable care to avoid endangering the safety of themselves and others. You must show that the motorist whom you are suing failed to exercise the level of care that a reasonable driver would exercise under similar circumstances, and that this failure caused your injury. For example, a driver may breach the duty if he or she ran a red light, failed to yield, or committed another type of traffic infraction. The duty also may be violated if he or she fails to use care appropriate for the weather, road conditions, and other factors specific to the situation.

Once you establish duty and breach, you must show that the breach is causally connected to the accident. Causation means that a defendant’s act or omission was a proximate factor responsible for your injury. You must also have quantifiable damages arising from the accident. These can include economic costs, such as medical bills, lost wages, or property damage, and also non-economic harm, such as pain and suffering.

If more than one party caused your injury, you can recover damages from each of them for his or her pro rata share of responsibility. In Florida, a defendant is only liable for his or her percentage of fault. For instance, if the negligence of two people equally contributed to your injuries, you can recover 50 percent of your damages from each person, but not 100 percent of your damages from a single person.

If you were partly at fault for the accident, your recovery will be diminished in proportion to your degree of negligence. You can still pursue damages from any other at-fault party, but your compensation award will be limited to his or her percentage of responsibility.

Seasoned Representation for Car Accident Victims in West Palm Beach

The tenacious car accident lawyers at Frankl Kominsky offer knowledgeable legal guidance to individuals harmed by careless drivers in and around West Palm Beach. We have helped our clients recover damages for a broad range of injuries. Our lawyers will review the facts of your case to assess which parties may be liable for the crash. If we proceed as your attorneys, we will not settle for anything less than the compensation you deserve. Call us at (855) 800-8000 for a free consultation or complete our online form. We serve clients in Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and other Palm Beach County locations. Our team speaks Spanish and Creole.

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