Jupiter Car Accident Lawyer
Make certain you get the largest settlement possible to cover your injuries and losses by working with a Jupiter car accident lawyer.
A car accident can be an extremely traumatic experience. There’s the initial shock of impact, followed by the aftershocks caused by physical and emotional recovery. On top of all this, medical and car repair bills can pile up overnight and add significantly to an already stressful situation.
If someone else’s negligence caused your wreck, the aftermath of a car accident can be especially frustrating. Even more frustrating is the realization that the insurance company may be more interested in protecting their profit margins than in getting you the full settlement you’re owed.
Having an ally who knows the legal system and will stand up for your rights can provide peace of mind in a stressful time. A Jupiter car accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can be a trusted partner after a wreck.
Determining Who Caused Your Collision
After contacting a Jupiter car accident lawyer, the first step will be to determine who was at fault for your accident. Florida follows laws of comparative negligence, meaning that even if you partially contributed to your accident, you could still be entitled to a settlement.
Any number of negligent driving behaviors could have contributed to your accident, which will indicate who was to blame and needs to be named in your personal injury claim:
- Distracted Driving – This can be any behavior which takes a driver’s mind off the road, from texting, eating, talking on the phone, or arguing with passengers while driving.
- Drunk Driving – Operating a vehicle while intoxicated is a grossly negligent behavior that endangers all vehicles on the road. In 2012, over 2 percent of Floridians reported driving after having drunk too much—a percentage higher than the national average.
- Speeding – In 2012, speeding was a factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes nationwide.
Injuries after a car accident can be severe and include broken bones, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Even less-serious injuries can require significant recovery time and lead to a diminished quality of life.
If someone else caused your accident, you shouldn’t bear the burden of your recovery alone. A Jupiter car accident lawyer from our firm will represent your rights and fight to get you a fair settlement.
Know What Your Auto Accident Is Worth
Drivers can face steep financial costs after a wreck, even if they were not at fault. It can be disheartening to learn that the insurance company may not be interested in granting a full payout. It’s important to keep in mind that insurance companies are businesses designed to protect their own profit margins, and a settlement offer from the insurance company may only cover immediate needs.
Your Jupiter car accident lawyer will take into account all hardships imposed by your accident—physical, emotional, and financial—when determining your claim’s value. These may include any of the following damages and losses:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages, income, and earning capacity
- Car repairs and car rental
- Physical or emotional therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
Unfortunately, you may not be able to count on the insurance company to meet all your needs after an accident. Our firm will work to get you every penny you deserve.
Contact a Jupiter Auto Wreck Attorney
If you’ve been involved in a car crash, a Jupiter car accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help. Don’t wait; call 561-659-6366 or use the online contact form on this page to arrange your initial free consultation.