West Palm Beach Auto Accident Lawyer
Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys Here to Help
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it can be difficult to know what to do in the immediate wake of the crash. If possible, you want to make sure your vehicle is out of the path of traffic, and you want to wait for help in a safe area. You also want to call the police and call for help, and you should obtain the name, address, phone number, and insurance information from each party involved in the crash. Of course, it may not be easy for you or your passengers to do all of these things, especially if you have been seriously injured in the wreck. In that case, it’s doubly important to call an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible, as he or she can help you to navigate what is likely to be a challenging process, while also advising you of your legal rights.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we put our 35 combined years of legal experience to work for every one of our clients. For starters, our West Palm Beach car accident attorneys will explore every potential avenue to win the compensation that is rightfully yours. We also provide personal attention; in fact, we provide our clients with our personal cell phone numbers in case of emergency.
But we aren’t just motivated and attentive; we have a proven track record of getting results for our clients. In fact, we have been nationally recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating Service as an AV rated law firm—the highest possible rating. We have also been recognized by Super Lawyers, Top Latino Lawyers, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. However, we derive the most satisfaction from hearing from satisfied clients who have received the financial compensation they deserve, and whose lives are well on their way back to normal.
Receive Financial Compensation for Injuries Sustained in a West Palm Beach Auto Accident
If a third party’s negligent or reckless actions contributed to the motor vehicle accident that caused your injuries (and/or property damage), you may be entitled to recover financial compensation from the negligent party.
Typically we can recover for some or all of the following, as well as property damage (that is, damage to your motor vehicle).
- Hospital bills and other medical bills
- The costs of physical therapy or rehab
- Expenses related to in-home care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
Sometimes it’s necessary to take a case to trial, but more often than not the process is much more streamlined, as a trial isn’t just emotionally and physically taxing for you, it’s emotionally, physically and financially taxing for defendants. Typically they don’t want to go to trial any more than you do. That’s why we use our skills and experience in an attempt to negotiate a settlement that fairly compensates you for the injuries and inconvenience you have suffered. But if we together decide that a trial is in your best interests, we look forward to fighting for your rights at trial, whether you’ve been the victim of an auto accident of another type of motor vehicle accident.
Attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright Will Fight For Maximum Compensation
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our esteemed attorneys handle all types of motor vehicle accident claims, including:
- Boating accidents
- Car Accidents
- Jet Ski accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- ATV accidents
- Scooter accidents
- Truck accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident that you believe was caused by the negligence of another, don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss what happened. During our free consultation, we will review the circumstances surrounding your case and give you our honest opinion about your prospects for receiving financial compensation.
Free Legal Advice – Schedule Your Consultation Today
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the personal attention they deserve. You can contact us directly via phone or fill out this online contact form to schedule your free consultation. During this initial meeting, we will analyze your case and provide our opinion on how you might want to proceed from a legal perspective, with our opinions informed by decades of experience navigating South Florida’s legal system.
We also pride ourselves on making this initial consultation convenient for potential clients. Our main office is located in downtown Lake Worth, across from City Hall. We are able to offer appointments during the evening and on weekends. We are even available to travel to your home or to the hospital, as we know that it can be challenging—if not impossible—for many motor vehicle accident victims to travel in the immediate wake of a crash.
Every case is different but in a Florida motor vehicle accident case, typically the negotiation process begins with sending a demand letter to the defendant’s insurance company. Assuming the demand is not met and a settlement cannot be reached a lawsuit is filed, beginning a stage of the process known as litigation. The majority of the time a settlement is reached during this stage of the process, but if we feel it’s in your best interest to proceed to trial we will advise you as such.
Florida is a comparative negligence state, so if it is determined that you are, say, 25 percent responsible for an accident the amount you would otherwise recover would be reduced by 25 percent. Of course, if you are partially responsible for the accident you yourself might be liable, all the more reason to call an experienced West Palm Beach auto accidents (motor vehicle accidents) lawyer as soon as possible.