Riviera Beach, Florida
Riviera Beach is the easternmost municipality in southern Florida and the home to multiple NFL stars and some of the best coastline on the East Coast. However, Riviera Beach, like the rest of south Florida, has a sprawling network of busy surface streets, high-speed freeways, dangerous on and off ramps, and too many drivers that are in both in hurry and also preoccupied with checking their phones every 30 seconds.Distracted Driving in Riviera Beach
Distracted driving, whether it leads to an SUV crashing through a dentist's office or a fatal hit and run, is causing havoc in Riviera Beach. The most common type of distracted driving car accident is talking or texting on a cell phone, followed by using a GPS device, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, changing the radio station, daydreaming, and anything else that takes the driver’s eyes or mind off the road.Reckless Driving
We have all witnessed reckless driving before and are generally left shaking our heads. Unfortunately, reckless driving is becoming rampant in Riviera Beach, and some streets have become renowned for it, such as Australia Avenue. Some neighborhood residents have stated that “a climate of lawlessness has been created due to a lack of effective traffic enforcement,” according to Palm Beach Post. Reckless driving is defined as driving in a manner that displays willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others. Reckless driving is a serious offense, and includes things like excessive speeding, such as going 30 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit, intentionally driving on the wrong side of the road, or some types of aggressive driving. Careless driving, which is much more common, is driving in a manner that is not careful or prudent and endangers the lives of others, and includes distracted driving and behaviors such as cutting another person off.How an Attorney Will Help
In order to be awarded financial compensation, you must be able to prove that the other driver caused the collision, tactically negotiate with their insurance provider, and take their insurance company or the negligent party to court in some cases. Virtually none of this is possible without an attorney. While it may, to you, be clear that the other driver caused the collision, that driver will likely argue the opposite, or that your injuries were not severe, or that you were partially to blame. You need an experienced, aggressive legal team at your side to reach a fair settlement or win in court.Call our Riviera Beach Law Office Today
If you were hit by a distracted or aggressive driver, you are not alone. An attorney can provide you peace of mind that everything that can be done, will be done in order to make this unfortunate situation as right as possible. Our lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that you are compensated for your car, medical bills, pain and suffering, and much more. Call the Riviera Beach law offices of Joseph I. Lipsky today at 561-514-3535 for compassionate and aggressive legal assistance.