Car Accident Lawyers Lake Worth, FL
Attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright Provide Exceptional Legal Representation for Clients Injured in Lake Worth Car Accidents
Thousands of car accidents occur in the vicinity of the Lake Worth community every year, and the relatively close proximity of our community to the chaotic Miami roadways dramatically increases the likelihood that accidents will occur close to home. Drivers are often rushed and distracted, and many do not exercise the caution that is necessary to prevent a car accident from occurring.
Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the top causes of death for individuals under age 54—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 30,000 people are killed in car accidents every year. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury or been killed in a car accident in Lake Worth, FL, you may not realize that you have the right to sue a negligent or reckless driver to recover monetary compensation for your injuries or loss. Contact the Lake Worth car accident attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. to schedule an appointment to discuss your case in our downtown Lake Worth office today.
Lake Worth Car Crash Lawyers Help Accident Victims Get Compensation
The Lake Worth car accident attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. are prepared to assist you with your accident claims, regardless of the nature of type of your car accident. These are just a few of the different types of motor vehicle accident cases that we handle:
- Fatal car accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Uber & Lyft accidents
- Distracted driver accidents & texting while driving accidents
- DWI accidents
- Fatigued driver accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Whiplash injuries in car crashes
- Uninsured & underinsured motorist accidents
- Vehicle rollovers
- Construction zone car accidents
- Tire blowout accidents
Our Attorneys Understand the Complexities of Establishing Negligence After a Lake Worth Car Accident
Florida law generally requires that each party in a motor vehicle accident first contact his or her own insurance company in order to receive compensation for injuries or damages caused by the accident. Despite this, in many cases the required PIP and property damage coverage will be insufficient to cover all of your expenses following an accident. If the negligent actions of a third party caused the accident, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the individual and his or her insurance company in order to cover the balance of your expenses.
In Lake Worth, you are entitled to file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company to recover additional damages if your injury exceeds Florida’s “serious injury” threshold. This means that the accident must have caused one of the following types of injuries:
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability.
- Significant or permanent loss of a bodily function.
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Florida follows a pure comparative negligence rule, which means that you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries even if you were partially at fault for the accident. However, your compensation award will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Example: You were involved in an auto accident in Lake Worth, and the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver. You were awarded $100,000 as compensation for your injuries. However, upon investigation, it was found that you were 20 percent responsible for the accident. Your $100,000 award will be reduced by 20 percent, or $20,000, so that you are entitled to $80,000.
The Car Accident Lawyers at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. Advocate for Clients’ Rights Throughout Lake Worth, FL
The attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. have been serving the local community of Lake Worth, Florida for over a decade. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the legal system to obtain full and fair compensation if you have been injured in a car accident in Lake Worth, FL.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Our Lake Worth Office
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of contacting a reputable Lake Worth car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Our initial meeting is free of charge, so there is no financial risk to you even if you only have questions regarding your initial insurance claim. Our knowledgeable Lake Worth attorneys can help you determine whether you have a viable case against a negligent third party’s insurance carrier, so contact our offices at 561-533-0345, or toll-free at 888-888-3903, to schedule an appointment to discuss your case today. Our main office is located at 813 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460.
About Lake Worth, FL
Lake Worth is located in Palm Beach County, FL and is bordered on its eastern side by the Lake Worth Lagoon. As of 2010, Lake Worth’s population was estimated at 34,910, although Lake Worth is part of the much larger Metropolitan Miami area, where the population reached 6,012,331 in 2015. The city of Lake Worth was first settled by an African-American couple, who were rumored to be ex-slaves, in 1885, though the “Town of Lake Worth” was not incorporated until 1913.
Although Lake Worth suffered during the Great Depression after a hurricane damaged the area in 1928, the construction boom has caused the population in the area to skyrocket in recent decades. As of 2010, 40.16 percent of the population of Lake Worth was comprised of Hispanic people, a substantial portion of whom speak Spanish as their first language.
Lake Worth’s close proximity to Miami has brought increased traffic to the area, inevitably causing an increase in car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident in the Lake Worth area, our attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. are available to provide honest and straightforward guidance regarding your case. One of our attorneys speaks Spanish as her first language, and our office is fully bilingual in order to provide support to the thriving Hispanic community in Lake Worth.