Car Accident Attorneys in Stuart, FL

If you or a family member has been involved in an accident, use a knowledgeable Stuart car accident attorney at Donaldson & Weston are here to help you pursue compensation from the responsible party so that you can get your life back on track as soon as possible. There's no cost for the consultation.

You can reach us at 772-266-5555. If you are unable to come to our office for the case assessment, we can come to you.

Our Car Accident Attorneys in Stuart Can Help You Assert Your Rights

At any given time, a variety of tourists, truckers, and people who work in Martin County but reside elsewhere may be passing through the area. Combined with local residents, this creates a potential for serious and even deadly car accidents. In order to hold a defendant liable for injuries or death resulting from a motor vehicle accident, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant was negligent. This is where our attorneys can help.

To say that a driver is “negligent” means that they failed to take proper care in the operation of their vehicle. There are four elements in a negligence lawsuit: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. As is the case with other types of tort cases filed in the civil court system, the burden of proof rests on the plaintiff in a negligence claim, and they must prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that the jury must determine that, more likely than not, the plaintiff is entitled to the compensation sought.

If a plaintiff makes out a successful case of negligence against the driver whom they believe was at fault in the accident, the jury may award damages for the plaintiff’s medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Also, the plaintiff’s spouse may be compensated for loss of consortium if the plaintiff was married at the time of the accident.

Under the Florida wrongful death statute, the family or estate of a person who is killed in a Stuart car accident may be able to seek damages for the loss of their loved one. The damages that may be available, as well as the parties who may bring suit, vary according to the situation and should be discussed with a qualified attorney.

Speak with a Car Accident Lawyer Today

We can review your case in a free consultation and help you plot the way forward. To speak with a car accident lawyer in Stuart, call 772-266-5555.