South Florida Rear-End Accident Attorneys Serving West Palm Beach & Port St. Lucie
Helping Residents of South Florida Seek Compensation for Injuries They Suffered in a Rear-End Car Accident
Rear-end car accidents often occur out of the blue at traffic intersections or even while traffic is moving on a busy highway. These accidents can cause severe rear-end damage to motor vehicles, and in some instances, debilitating personal injuries. The force of the rear-end impact can cause an accident victim’s body to abruptly move forward and backward inside the car, oftentimes leading to soft tissue neck and back injuries.
If you have suffered an injury in a rear-end car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be eligible to pursue a claim for monetary compensation and damages.
The experienced South Florida rear-end accident attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa can help you bring a personal injury claim against your own insurance company for personal injury protection (PIP) benefits – or against the at-fault driver’s insurance company in more serious injury cases.
Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you pursue the compensation you need in your rear-end car accident case.
Common Causes of Rear-End Car Accidents
A rear-end car accident occurs when the front of one motor vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle. These vehicles are very often the result of negligent and careless driving. For example, the at-fault driver might have been violating a traffic law (such as by failing to wait for a green light) or exceeding the posted speed limit, preventing him or her from being able to stop in time to avoid a collision.
In other instances, the at-fault driver might have been distracted while behind the wheel, or the driver might have been under the illegal influence of drugs or alcohol, resulting in the rear-end crash.
Making a Claim for Monetary Compensation
When it comes to motor vehicle accidents that occur in the State of Florida, no-fault insurance laws apply. Since Florida drivers are required to carry at least $10,000 worth of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, injured drivers must first turn to their own carriers for compensation following an accident. This is true regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
PIP coverage will pay for things like medical expenses and lost wages. However, if you suffer a more serious injury – including an injury resulting in medical expenses and other damages that exceed $10,000 – you might be able to file a claim or lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver and/or that driver’s insurance company. An experienced South Florida rear-end accident attorney can explain all of your legal options to you and help you decide on the best route of recovery in your case.
Talk with a Knowledgeable South Florida Rear-End Accident Attorney about Your Options Today
The experienced legal team at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa is ready to help you pursue the compensation that you need in your rear-end car accident case. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced South Florida rear-end accident lawyer, please call us today at 620-374-9299 or contact us online for more information about how we can assist.