Car accidents which happen in Wellington, Florida, are unfortunate result of driving, no matter how careful you may be on the road. Just because you were injured in a traffic wreck does not mean that you should suffer the economic damages in addition to the severe physical and mental anguish that you have been put through. An attorney can help you attain the financial compensation that your injuries and property damage demand.
The city of Wellington prides itself on being family oriented, on its high quality schools, numerous green parks, equestrian activities, and on its safe and friendly neighborhoods, and the Wellington law firm of Joseph I. Lipsky holds all of these community values deeply, as well. Our lawyers will stop at nothing to provide you and your family the highest quality legal service. We are devoted to reaching the best possible settlement or lawsuit award, and take every opportunity to keep you in the loop throughout the process.You May Be Greatly Compensated for Your Damages
Working with an experienced attorney provides you the greatest chance at a successful settlement or lawsuit award. The financial compensation that you receive, which can easily reach into the six digits depending on a variety of factors, may go towards:
- Medical bills;
- Future medical costs;
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost wage-earning ability and lost wages during recovery;
- Property damage; and
- Much more
Within Palm County, there were 16,563 traffic injury crashes and 176 fatalities in 2016, which stemmed from a total of 27,827 traffic collisions that year. However, just five years prior there were just 11,585 traffic collisions, 10,568 injuries, and 113 fatalities, according to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System. What happened in those five years to create such an enormous and deadly change for Palm Beach county roadways?
The greatest difference in terms of driving behavior in that time has been the increased prevalence of cell phone use while driving. According to the National Safety Council, the following occurs when a person drives and talks or texts on a cell phone at the same time, no matter how practiced he or she is:
- When brains juggle tasks, they also juggle attention and focus;
- Reaction time is increased when the brain is already focusing on something unrelated to driving;
- A brain’s limited resources are “bottlenecked” when it is asked to perform multiple, unrelated tasks; and
- A brain that is put under a heavy workload will falter when an unexpected driving event occurs.
This does not take into account that every time a driver looks at a phone to dial a number or send a text, he or she is taking his or her eyes off the road for multiple seconds at a time, which causes swerving and significantly delayed reaction to slowing, turning, or stopping traffic ahead.Reach Out to a Wellington Personal Injury Lawyer Today
We strongly encourage you to call an attorney as soon as possible if you have been in an accident. The Wellington law offices of Joseph I. Lipsky can be reached today for more information at 561-514-3535.