Palm Beach Gardens Car Accident Lawyers

Florida has some of the highest rates of motor-vehicle collisions in the entire country. In 2017 alone, there were nearly 400,000 car accidents, which resulted in almost 250,000 injuries and 3,000 fatalities. If you were hurt or recently lost a loved one in a wreck, your family may be entitled to compensation for any damages you have incurred.

To determine if you have grounds for a claim, turn to Donaldson & Weston. Our Palm Beach Gardens car accident attorneys have assisted hundreds of clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our compassionate injury lawyers.

What Sets Donaldson & Weston Apart from Other Law Firms in Palm Beach Gardens?

When you hire a car accident lawyer from Donaldson & Weston, your case will get the personalized attention it deserves. We have the resources of a large firm, but our attorneys remain committed to providing the one-on-one care of a small neighborhood practice.

Unlike other firms in the area, we only practice personal injury law. That means we have extensive experience gathering evidence of liability, calculating damages, and negotiating with insurance adjusters. It also means we remain up to date on the latest precedents, regulations, and procedural changes that might affect your case.

In addition to car accident claims, our areas of practice include:

  • Pharmacy errors;

  • Elder abuse;

  • Premises liability;

  • Boating accidents;

  • Workers’ compensation; and

  • Wrongful death.

We Will Make Sure the Insurance Company Treats You Fairly

Since insurance adjusters and claimants ultimately have opposing goals, you should never go into settlement negotiations alone. Even if the adjuster seems sympathetic and compassionate, his or her job is to arrive at the lowest valuation possible when calculating damages. After determining a figure, the adjuster may use intimidating tactics to manipulate you into accepting a settlement that is less than fair and does not cover all of your damages.

When you hire an attorney from Donaldson & Weston, you will have a seasoned negotiator by your side during every step of the proceedings. Our legal team will not let the insurance adjuster bully you into accepting anything less than what you deserve. If your family’s financial security is at stake, you can trust our skilled attorneys to fight aggressively for the maximum settlement.

How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Claim?

Most people don’t have the finances to cover the medical bills and lost income associated with a serious injury. Although your health insurance may provide some relief, you might still be facing miscellaneous costs like child care and alternative transportation. While your claim can account for these losses, the time period between your accident and the resolution of your case can be incredibly stressful.

As such, it’s only natural to wonder how much time it’s going to take to resolve your claim. The unfortunate truth is that each case is unique, and estimating the likely duration of the proceedings would require a careful review of the relevant facts and evidence.

During your free initial consultation, one of our Palm Beach Gardens car accident lawyers can assess your situation and may be able to provide an approximate timeframe, but the duration of your case will be dependent at least in part on whether the opposing party is willing to cooperate. There are all sorts of reasons why the insurance company might dispute fault or the value of your damages, and such a dispute could draw out the proceedings considerably and possibly lead to litigation.

One of the primary reasons why it’s a good idea to hire a skilled car accident attorney is to avoid unnecessary disputes and delays. At Donaldson & Weston, we have many years of experience investigating these cases and negotiating with insurance companies, so we’ve encountered just about every kind of complication that can arise. With an in-depth knowledge of the relevant case law, statutes, and proceedings, as well as proven legal strategies and valuable resources, we can take the necessary steps to increase the likelihood of reaching a fair settlement without having to go to trial. Our goal is the same as yours—to help you obtain the compensation you deserve as soon as possible.

We Handle Catastrophic Injury Cases

There are some key differences between cases that involve minor injuries and those that involve more serious, permanent injuries. The higher the value of your claim, the more resources the opposing party will likely devote to disputing it. Also, proving the value of lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other damages can be more complicated is cases involving permanent injuries.

Fortunately, our Palm Beach Gardens car accident attorneys have extensive experience helping clients who sustained brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, burn wounds, and other disabling injuries. We know the types of evidence needed to maximize the potential value of these cases, and we work with an expansive network of medical, economic, and vocational experts who can assist with settlement calculations and provide testimony if necessary.

We’ll make sure the opposing party treats you fairly, and we won’t settle for anything less than you deserve. The insurance company has incentive to pay out as little as possible, but our legal team will serve as your aggressive advocate through every stage of the proceedings.