Lake Worth, Florida
The charming, tranquil, and vibrant streets of Lake Worth, Florida are unfortunately not as safe as they once were. While people come for the iconic spring street painting festival and the beautiful beaches, they must do so by car. The dangerous traffic situation in Lake Worth is growing out of control, like in many other areas around the country. If you are injured in a car crash, there is hope. You can hold the negligent party financially accountable for their irresponsible driving by filing a personal injury lawsuit or aggressively pursuing a large settlement.How Did the Crash Happen?
The first question that needs to be answered is that of the cause of the crash. Our attorneys will employ expert witnesses and investigators if necessary, and will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this question. Was the other driver texting and rear-ended you? Did he or she pull out in front of you despite not having the right of way? All drivers owe one another a level of care when driving. In fact, Florida statute 316.1925 specifically lays out the responsibilities that each driver has. All drivers must operate their vehicles in a “careful and prudent manner, having regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and all other attendant circumstances, so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person.” Violating this statute is considered careless driving, which is the greatest contributor to car crashes, injuries, and fatalities.Seeking Compensation for Your Damages
The second aspect to an attorney’s job is to compile a precise list of damages that you incurred, and to give those damages a sort of ‘price tag.’ Your damages include the following:
- Past and future medical costs;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental anguish;
- Property damage;
- Lost wages;
- Lost ability to work due to disability;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Loss of consortium (for surviving loved one in case of wrongful death); and
- Much more.
However, just because your injuries and other damages are ‘worth’ $750,000 does not mean that you will simply be cut a check for that amount and sent on your way. The process of acquiring this money is the most difficult and time consuming part of an attorney’s job. We must deal with a considerable amount of back and forth between insurance adjustors and possibly the other party’s attorney before even considering a settlement. Strong negotiating skills and a sharp eye when it comes to analyzing insurance policies is a necessity in our line of work, and far too many personal injury lawyers miss things along the way. Finally, if a fair settlement is not offered, we will take the other party to court with a lawsuit.Call Joseph I. Lipsky Law Today
Our attorneys are experienced negotiators and are more than ready to bring your case to trial if need be. Call the Lake Worth car accident attorneys at the law firm of Joseph I. Lipsky at 561-514-3535 to make sure that you get the help and answers you need after an accident.