South Florida Highway Accident Attorneys With Two Convenient Locations In West Palm Beach & Port St. Lucie
Assisting Residents of South Florida Seek Compensation for Injuries Suffered in a Highway Accident
Highways in South Florida, including Route 195 and the Florida Turnpike, are busy with cars and large trucks at all hours of the day and night. Unfortunately, however, with more vehicles comes the possibility of serious motor vehicle collisions. Highway accidents tend to be especially serious because they typically happen at high rates of speed (such as 65 miles per hour or greater).
If you have been injured in a traffic accident that occurred on a busy South Florida highway, you might be eligible to pursue a claim against your own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy, but also against the insurer for the at-fault motor vehicle.
The experienced South Florida highway accident attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa will review the circumstances of your highway accident with you, determine your legal options, and help you decide on the best option for your personal injury case. Please speak with us today to discover more about how we could help you with pursuing your South Florida personal injury claim.
Types of Highway Accidents in South Florida
There are several types of highway accidents that can occur on South Florida highways, including the following:
- Rear-end accidents – Where the front of one vehicle (usually a speeding vehicle) collides with the rear of another vehicle
- T-bone collisions – Where the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle – common at intersections leading onto a major highway or roadway
- Head-on collisions – Where the front of one vehicle collides with the front of another vehicle – especially common on dual-lane highways with one lane in each direction
- Merge-lane accidents – Where a merging vehicle fails to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle that is already on the highway
Filing a Claim for Monetary Benefits and Damages
If you have been injured in a highway accident, you should first turn to your own PIP insurance coverage to provide you with compensation for your medical expenses and any wages that you lost as a result of not being able to work following your accident. However, if the extent of your damages exceeds your PIP coverage – and/or if you suffered a serious ‘threshold’ injury – then you might be able to bring a claim against the at-fault driver’s motor vehicle insurer. If the at-fault vehicle for your highway accident was a large truck or tractor-trailer, you might also be able to file a claim against the trucking company’s motor vehicle insurer.
An experienced South Florida highway accident lawyer can explain all of your available legal options to you in clear and easy-to-understand terms.
Call a Knowledgeable South Florida Highway Accident Attorney Today
The experienced legal team at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa is ready to assist you with pursuing the compensation that you need from your South Florida highway crash. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced South Florida highway accident lawyer, please call us today at 620-374-9299 or contact us online for more information about how we can assist.