Palm Beach and West Palm Car Accident Lawyers
On average, there are more than 6 million car collisions annually in the U.S. More than 3 million of those people get injured in those auto accidents, of which more than 2 million of these injuries are permanent. There are over 40,000 deaths due to car wrecks every year. About 40% of fatalities occur due to a drunk driver, 30% can be attributed to driving above the speed limits and 33% or more, because of reckless driving that causes the car to go off the road and result in a wreck. If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident, contact an experienced West Palm car accident lawyers as soon as possible so that a prompt and thorough investigation can be conducted while crucial evidence is still available.
Palm Beach Florida and the surrounding areas are a vacation spot for more than 4 million travelers a year. Even with 2 million vacationers arriving by air, that’s a lot of drivers on the road that are unfamiliar with the area. This mixture of local traffic and vacationers with different driving habits sometimes leads to more car accidents. The Palm Beach County Vital Statistics recorded an average of over 1300 alcohol related auto accidents a year since 2003. In the state of Florida, that put the sheer number of car wrecks in the county in the top 5 counties.
The majority of motor vehicle collisions could be avoided if vehicles’ operators drove more responsibly. Drivers can be easily distracted by things such as conversations with passengers, playing with the radio, eating or drinking and talking on cellular phones. Even if you are a responsible driver and do not give in to distractions, that does not guarantee that you cannot be involved in a collision due to the fault of another careless driver. Knowing how to drive isn’t enough with so many vehicles on the road. However, being wary of other drivers and knowing how to drive defensively can improve one’s chances of avoiding an auto accident.
Unfortunately, those people who cause accidents often refuse to admit fault leaving the injured person with the burden of proving who was at fault if litigation is necessary. Retaining legal aid as soon as possible is essential in gathering evidence that will prove fault before it has been lost or destroyed.