West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer
When you suffer serious injuries from a car accident, the road to recovery starts immediately. From collecting evidence at the scene of the accident to obtaining medical treatment for your injuries, several steps should be taken right away. It is vital to seek professional help, and this starts with hiring an experienced attorney, to avoid critical mistakes.
West Palm Beach car accident lawyer Gregg Hollander has more than 20 years of experience helping injured drivers, passengers and their families win just compensation. He was won millions of dollars for his clients, including several multi-million-dollar awards in auto accident cases. Mr. Hollander is a passionate advocate for his clients and does not shy away from contentious disputes and courtroom litigation. While he focuses on settling his clients’ cases for maximum value whenever possible, he will not hesitate to go to trial if necessary.
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Regardless of what happened and who is to blame, Mr. Hollander can help you understand your legal rights. If you are entitled to compensation, he can fight to recover maximum compensation for your injury-related losses. Mr. Hollander can use his experience to quickly identify the party (or parties) that are responsible for your losses and can work with your doctors to calculate the full extent of your physical, psychological and financial harm. Mr. Hollander handles car accident cases in West Palm Beach and throughout South Florida involving:
- Aggressive driving
- Chain reaction/multi-vehicle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Distracted driving
- Drunk drivers
- Fatigued driving
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Improper lane changes
- Intersection accidents
- Rear-end and head-on collisions
- Reckless driving
- Ridesharing and delivery service accidents (Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Postmates)
- Road defects and maintenance issues
- Vehicle defects and maintenance issues
- Vehicle rollovers
- Wrong-way accidents
Q: What should I do when I get home after a car accident in West Palm Beach?
When you get home after a car accident, if you have not done so already, your next step should be to see a doctor as soon as possible. You need to obtain a thorough diagnosis, and if you have sustained serious injuries, it is vital that you begin treatment immediately.
If you have already seen a doctor and you know what you need to do to care for your injuries, then now is the time to take a deep breath. You have been through a lot, and you deserve a moment to relax. While you may have a long road ahead, right now, the best thing you can do is to focus on your physical and emotional wellbeing while your attorney deals with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Q: Do I need to call the other driver’s insurance company?
While you most likely have an obligation to report the accident to your insurance company, you do not need to call the other driver’s insurer. If you call your insurance company (this is also something your attorney can do for you), state the facts only – i.e., where and when the accident occurred. Do not try to guess at who was to blame, and above all else, do not say anything that could imply that you were partially at fault in the accident.
Q: Can I accept payment under my personal injury protection (PIP) policy to help cover my medical bills?
If your insurance company is offering you full PIP coverage, you should be able to accept payment and still pursue the rest of your claim. However, to avoid costly mistakes (and the potential for legal disputes with your insurance company), it is strongly advisable that you speak with an attorney before accepting any payment from your insurer.
Q: What if I was partially at fault in the accident?
First of all, never assume that you were partially at fault in a car accident. Until your attorney conducts an investigation, you will not have the information you need to make an informed decision about what happened and who was to blame.
But, let’s say that you were partially at fault and the insurance companies can prove it. If this is the case, then your financial recovery will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault. For example, if your losses are $100,000 and you were 10 percent to blame, you are entitled to recover $90,000 under Florida law.
Q: What if multiple vehicles were involved in the accident?
If multiple vehicles were involved in the accident, then recovering your losses will involve determining each driver’s percentage of fault in the accident. Of course, other factors could have caused or contributed to the accident as well, and if a road defect, vehicle defect or other issue is to blame, then you will need to identify all of the factors involved to maximize your financial recovery. Under Florida law, each party’s financial liability is determined based upon its percentage of fault. So, if two other parties were each 50 percent to blame, then you will need to recover half of your losses from each of their insurers.
Q: How much will I have to pay in legal fees?
Our firm does not charge any up-front retainer fees, and we do not expect our clients to pay any out-of-pocket costs while their cases are pending. If your case is successful, we will recoup our costs and calculate our legal fees as a percentage of your financial recovery. If for some reason your case is not successful, then you will not be required to pay anything.
Were you injured in a car accident in West Palm Beach? If so, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free and confidential consultation. To speak with attorney Gregg Hollander as soon as possible, call 888-751-7770 or contact us online now.