How Common Are Accidents in West Palm Beach?

There are many dangerous roads and intersections in West Palm Beach, Florida. Accidents in West Palm include cars, bicycles, pedestrians, trucks, and buses. On average, there are more than 517 traffic crashes per week throughout the city. 

The West Palm Beach car accident lawyers of the Hollander Law Firm have over 28 years of experience handling accident claims. We’ve recovered tens of millions on behalf of injury victims. 

Contact our office or call 561-556-7873 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney. Let us explain to you how hiring our firm can make a difference in the outcome of your injury case.

How Our West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Car Crash

How Our West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Car Crash

We understand that you have medical bills, personal expenses, and other financial obligations to meet after your car crash. The insurance company is probably unsympathetic. They are likely looking for ways to minimize your injuries and undervalue your claim. You need a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer to protect your rights.

At Hollander Law Firm, our goal is to get you the most money possible for your car accident claim as quickly as possible. We’ve done this for almost thirty years, recovering millions for car accident victims in Florida.

When you hire the Hollander Law Firm to handle your claim, you can expect us to:

  • Provide ongoing support and guidance throughout each aspect of the personal injury case
  • Gather evidence to identify who is liable for your damages
  • Work with you, your physicians, and expert witnesses to document the extent of your injuries and damages
  • Handle all communications with the insurance companies, including filing claims and negotiating settlements
  • Aggressively negotiate a fair settlement
  • File a lawsuit and argue the case in court if the other parties refuse to negotiate in good faith to settle your claim

Don’t go it alone after a car crash. We encourage you to reach out to our office to speak with a car accident attorney in West Palm Beach, FL. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and you are under no obligation to hire our law firm after your free consultation.

Car Accident and Injury Data for West Palm Beach Traffic Accidents 

According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Palm Beach County had an average of 27,017 traffic crashes per year from 2017 through 2019. That is an average of more than 519 accidents per week. 

The yearly average of injury crashes for that period was 16,248, or roughly 45 injury crashes per day, in Palm Beach County. Fatal car crashes averaged 173 per year from 2017 through 2019.

Incidentally, West Palm Beach has a lower fatal crash rate than the state and many rural counties. Yet, some car accidents still result in wrongful deaths and traumatic injuries.

Traffic Accidents Have Declined in Palm Beach County

The good news is that the rate of traffic accidents in Palm Beach County fell between 2018 and 2019. 

Palm Beach Accident Statistics From 2017 through 2019 (Source)

2017 2018 2019Change from 18-193-year Average
Total Crashes26,81726,962 27,273-0.54%27,017
Total Fatalities174183162-4.92%173
Total Injuries16,78716,04615,9124.62%16,248

Overall, traffic crashes fell by 0.54% in 2019. Fatalities fell by 4.92 percent. Palm Beach County consistently has a lower fatal accident rate per 100,000 than the State of Florida and most other counties in Florida. 

For 2019, the fatal accident rate for Palm Beach County was 12.7 percent per 100,000 people. However, injury crashes increased by 4.62 percent, even though the overall rate of crashes decreased.

Pedestrians Should Beware in West Palm Beach

Pedestrians Should Beware in West Palm Beach

Florida has continually ranked high for pedestrian deaths in the United States. It was one of seven states that accounted for more than 54 percent of the pedestrian deaths nationwide in 2020. 

Furthermore, Florida ranked number one in the top 20 most dangerous states for pedestrians from 2010 through 2019. There were 5,893 pedestrian fatalities during that period. Florida’s average annual pedestrian death rate per 100,000 people was 2.8 percent. The national average was 1.6 percent. 

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach were grouped together as a metro area for ranking dangerous cities and areas for pedestrians. The area ranked 13 out of 20 for dangerous spots for pedestrians in the United States.

Recovering Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Car Accident in West Palm Beach 

Recovering Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Car Accident in West Palm Beach 

When you are injured in a car crash, you may have a long recovery ahead of you. Accident victims may require one or more surgeries and months of therapy to recover from their accident injuries. You may be unable to work during that time, and the medical bills may pile up quickly.

Florida personal injury laws hold negligent drivers financially liable for car accidents they cause. 

Accident victims may recover compensation for their damages, such as:

  • Medical bills, personal care, and nursing care
  • Physical, vocational, and occupational therapies
  • Loss of income, including reductions in earning potential
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Reduced quality of life and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disabilities, impairments, and disfigurement

At the Hollander Law Firm, we do not charge an upfront fee for our services. Instead, we use a contingency fee for car accident cases. Your fee is a percentage of the amount we recover for your personal injury claim. Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients in settlements and jury verdicts. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyers

Let us help you receive the compensation you deserve after an accident. Our legal team treats you as an individual instead of a case number. Founding attorney Gregg Hollander personally handles the intake process and oversees each of the personal injury cases for the law firm.

Call now for your free case evaluation from a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer.