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It was a simple drive through Lake Worth. Maybe you were running errands. 

Or perhaps you were driving home from work or school. But an accident happened.

Now, you have a totaled car and serious injuries from the accident. You can’t work, so now you’re losing income. Then you have all these medical bills. 

In a perfect world, the person responsible for the accident would make sure you’re taken care of and make you whole again. Or at the very least, your car insurance company would give you everything you’re entitled to under your car insurance policy.

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But we don’t live in a perfect world, and that’s why you’re reading this page right now. The Lake Worth, FL car crash attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. can provide you with trusted legal representation when you need to take on a car insurance company or an at-fault driver.

Maybe one day we’ll live in that perfect world. But until that day comes, it’s in your best interest to speak with experienced Lake Worth car accident lawyers if you or a loved one is ever injured in a car accident.

Lake Worth Car Accidents Caused by Negligence

Negligence plays a role in the vast majority of traffic crashes. But what exactly is negligence?

Negligence is a theory of tort law that means someone acted in a way they shouldn’t have. And because of this wrongful behavior, someone else has suffered some sort of injury. 

To sue someone for negligence, you will need to prove four things: duty, breach of that duty, causation and damages.

Duty means exactly what it sounds like. For example, you have a duty to drive in a safe and reasonable manner on the road and obey all traffic laws.

A breach of that duty means someone ignored that duty. In the car accident context, a breach of duty might be driving drunk or running a red light.

Then there’s causation. The breach of the duty must actually cause harm to the victim or plaintiff. For instance, imagine you were just barely speeding when you got into the accident, but you hit another vehicle because they failed to yield the right-of-way. 

Yes, you breached the duty not to speed. But that breach isn’t what really caused the accident. In this situation, there would be no causation due to your breach of duty.

Finally, we have damages. If you get into a car accident, but there is no vehicle damage or injuries, then you can’t sue the other driver (and they can’t sue you) for negligence.

To successfully sue someone for negligence, you must prove all four of these elements.

Types of Car Accident Injuries 

The human body is a marvel of biological engineering and design. Because it’s such a complex system, there are so many ways you can suffer a car accident injury. Some of the more common types of car accident injuries include:

Some of these injuries are easily treatable. Other injuries can lead to permanent disability or even death.

Why Car Accidents Occur to Lake Worth Drivers

There’s some good and bad news. The good news is that most car accidents are preventable. 

That’s because driver error is the cause of the majority of accidents. Common driver errors involve distracting driving, such as:

The bad news is that while most car accidents are preventable, they still happen. Most of the time, sending a text message or taking a bite of that sandwich does not cause an accident. This leads to drivers becoming overconfident, so they do it again.

Maybe it’s the second time talking on the phone where they read-end another person. For others, it might take years of distracted driving to have an accident. But sooner or later, they usually happen. And when they do, the results can be tragic.

Accidents can also occur due to causes that have nothing to do with the driver. For example, vehicle defects or poor road maintenance can sometimes cause accidents. When they do, the injuries can be just as devastating.

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Need Help Handling Your Lake Worth Car Accident Injury Claim?

Lake Worth Car Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has gotten into a traffic crash, consider speaking with an attorney. Even if you have sufficient car insurance and weren’t at fault, that doesn’t mean you’ll get the compensation you need.

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we know that car insurance companies and at-fault drivers aren’t always quick to admit wrongdoing or pay for your injuries or damages. If you find yourself in a difficult position, give us a call or fill out our online contact form. 

This initial consultation is free. During this meeting, our Lake Worth car accident lawyers will listen to what happened and help you decide what your next legal step should be. 

Florida law entitles compensation when someone else hurts you. Let our personal injury lawyers help you obtain what you already deserve.

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