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Top-Rated Wellington Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
Our Wellington Personal Injury Lawyers believe client interaction and customer service is just as important as zealous courtroom advocacy. If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident, we will be there for you from the moment you are injured until you get back on your feet.
Our personal injury firm has close ties to the local community. We handled numerous cases involving local hospitals, doctors, police departments, and insurance companies that frequently appear in Wellington, Florida personal injury cases. We are available by phone and email 24/7. Contact us now so we can put our experience to work for you.
Services Offered To Our Wellington Personal Injury Clients
Free Attorney Consultation: Our Attorneys will personally handle your free consultation. If you are unable to come to our office, we will come to you.
Fight For Your Rights: We fight for your rights no matter who is on the other side of the table. We have experience handling cases against top insurance companies, government entities, amusement parks, shopping malls, and international corporations.
Secure Insurance: We set up your insurance claim and handle every aspect of communicating with the insurance companies.
Get You To A Doctor: We know the reputations of local doctors in Lake Worth and Wellington. If asked, we can share with you who you should see and who you may want to stay away from.
Manage Medical Bills: We ensure doctors bill the insurance companies properly. Then we assist in setting up payment plans so your bills can be paid after you receive a settlement. Finally, we work hard to negotiate your medical bills so your settlement proceeds actually go into your pocket
Fix Vehicle: We help you get a rental car and make sure that your damaged vehicle is properly taken care of.
Reimburse Lost Wages: We recover payment for days missed at work due to your injury.
Investigate: We track down defendants (i.e. hit-and-run drivers), witnesses, obtain video surveillance (i.e. traffic cameras, guard gate houses, etc.), 911 tapes, and photograph the accident site before the evidence is lost.
Attempt Swift Settlement: Your case won’t collect dust in our office.
Fight In Court: We are ready to litigate and go to trial when insurance companies do not play nice.
How Much Is My Wellington, FL Car Accident Case Worth?
Car accidents occur in Wellington, Florida on a daily basis. These accidents range in severity from a mere inconvenience to a life changing event. Whether you are eligible to receive compensation following your accident is typically based upon the following three factors:
(1) Who was at FAULT for the accident
(2) Severity of INJURIES sustained
(3) Securing INSURANCE coverage
(1) Proving Fault In An Auto Accident
It is necessary to prove someone other than yourself is at fault for your car accident case in order to receive compensation. Below are several types of evidence our injury attorneys rely upon to prove who was at fault for an auto accident.
Video: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. There is a decent chance your car accident was captured on video. Here are common places to look: (a) some vehicles are equipped with dash cameras such as police cars, taxi cabs, Uber drivers, delivery drivers etc., (b) gated communities often have surveillance cameras at their entrances facing the exterior roads, (c) shopping plazas, especially those which contain banks or big box department stores, typically have video surveillance which may face the road, and (d) government entities have various video cameras installed at certain intersections which sometimes are set to record and store footage.
Witnesses: Good Samaritans who pull over to assist after a car accident are often lifesavers when it comes to proving fault. The contact information of these Good Samaritans should be listed on the traffic crash report and an experienced injury attorney will contact these witnesses immediately to preserve their testimony. If there are no witnesses listed on the traffic crash report, it is a good idea to order the 911 tape associated with the accident as it is common for witnesses to call in an accident without stopping to talk to the parties involved in the accident.
Cell Phone Records: Talking, texting or fiddling on a cell phone while driving is proven to contribute to over 1.6 million car accidents per year. In fact, 1 out of every 4 car accidents is caused by texting and driving. Cell phone records will show whether a person was using their phone at the time of a car accident. For the most serious of cases, expert witnesses can be used to determine exactly which Apps were being used and what Data was being transmitted at the time of a crash.
Property Damage & Accident Scene Photos: The location and appearance of the property damage sustained to a vehicle is helpful in proving who was at fault for the accident. Additionally, photographs depicting the condition of the road are also helpful in determining the mechanics of a crash. For example, skid marks, tire marks in grass, knocked down signs, and destroyed bushes or property can help paint a picture of what happened at the time of the crash.
Expert Witnesses: Crash reconstructionists and engineers can recreate the accident scene to determine who caused the crash.
GPS Tracking: Sometimes businesses and parents install GPS tracking devices to keep tabs on their vehicles. These devices frequently store data such as speed, braking and GPS coordinates.
Drugs/Alcohol: If the other driver went to the hospital after the crash, chances are they had a blood test. If the other driver was arrested for DUI the police likely have evidence that can help you win your case.
Truck Accidents: Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents and 18 Wheeler Accidents are complex and involve many factors. The Federal Government has set many regulations requiring businesses to keep a detailed log of their driver’s drug testing, background checks, truck loading capacity, GPS tracking, driver log hours, etc.
(2) Evaluating Your Injuries After An Auto Accident
Once we establish your auto accident was caused by someone other than yourself, the next part is determining how seriously you were injured. Below are several key items which are considered in evaluating the seriousness and value of your personal injury car accident case.
Vehicle Damage: Large property damage to a car accident victim’s vehicle will help them prove their case. At times, even a minor fender bender has the possibility for big compensation, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and injuries sustained.
Visible Physical Injury: Many accident cases lead to serious spinal injuries which are not visible to the naked eye. However, if a car accident victim sustains external, visible injuries, such as bruising, swelling, or lacerations it is easier to prove that person was involved in a high impact crash that was also likely to cause internal injuries.
Timing of Medical Treatment: The sooner a car accident victim seeks medical treatment the easier it is to link their injuries to the car accident.
Frequency of Medical Treatment: Car accident victims who require frequent and ongoing medical treatment typically have larger injuries and are deserving of larger compensation.
Type of Medical Treatment: Invasive medical treatment such as injections and surgery typically warrant greater compensation as compared to cases solely involving conservative treatment such as physical therapy or chiropractic care.
X-ray/MRI findings: Objective injuries such as broken bones or herniated disk are helpful in proving an accident victim is entitled to greater compensation.
Pre-Existing Injuries & Prior Accidents: If a car accident victim was involved in prior accidents and/or has a history of pain complaints about the same or similar condition the insurance company will likely devalue their case. However, our experienced attorneys know how to turn this case weakness into a case strength.
Age/Life Expectancy: Younger accident victims typically are entitled to a greater award of damages since younger victims will be forced to live with their permanent injuries for a longer period of time and are less likely to be plagued with prior accidents or suffer from degenerative changes in their body.
Change in Physical Activity Level: A person whose lifestyle drastically changed since the date of the accident will be entitled to a greater award of damages. For example, someone who played tennis 3 times per week prior to their accident and then completely ceased tennis as a result of the accident will have a stronger case.
Amount of Past Medical Bills: Car accident victims are entitled to reimbursement for their reasonably incurred past medical bills. The greater the past medical bills the greater the damages.
Amount of Future Medical Bills: The need for future medical care, and the cost of this future treatment, will increase the value of a car accident victim’s case. However, this element of damages is speculative in nature and many insurance companies do not place significant emphasis on this area. Depending on the case, an insurance company may offer to pay 10-50% of the claimed future medical bills. If you go a trial, a jury may compensate you for all, or some, of your future medical bills.
Loss of Past Wages/Loss of Earning Capacity: Similar to medical bills, lost past wages are easier to prove than the future loss of earnings. However, in cases involving serious injuries, loss of earning capacity can be a significant element in calculating total damages.
Permanent Injury or Disfigurement: Only car accident victims who sustain a permanent injury or disfigurement are entitled to compensation for pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and the like. Click here for more information on what is considered a permanent injury and how No-Fault-Law affects your case.
(3) Securing Insurance Coverage
The final step in determining the value of your auto accident case is making sure there is insurance to cover your injuries. Nearly all compensation received by auto accident victims are paid out by insurance companies. Only are rare occasions do at-fault drivers contribute money to accident victims. Below are the key places we will look for available insurance coverage.
- At-Fault Driver
- Vehicle Owner
- Employer of At-Fault Driver
- Ride Share Programs such as Uber, Lyft, Taxi Cabs
- Rental Car Companies
Wellington Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents – FAQ
- Do I need a personal injury attorney for my car accident case?
- What should I do after a car accident?
- When should I call and hire a personal injury attorney?
- How much does a personal injury attorney charge?
- Whose Insurance pays for my medical bills and damages?
- Will my insurance rates go up after a car accident?
- Can a car accident cause herniated or bulging disk?