Car Accidents

Delray Beach Car Accident Attorney

Representing Car Accident Victims in Florida

Were you or a loved one recently injured by a motor vehicle accident in Delray Beach? You need a car accident lawyer in Delray Beach. Our car accident law firm, Samuel M. Yaffa P.A., is here to help you recover the compensation you are owed.

Our Delray Beach auto accident lawyer has over two decades of experience helping clients obtain compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

Auto accidents occur far too frequently in the state of Florida. Since most motor vehicle collisions are due to driver error, most of them are preventable. Unfortunately, no matter how safe you are in driving, you cannot control what other people do.

The most common causes of car accidents in the U.S. include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Running red lights
  • Tailgating
  • Improper turns
  • Design defects

When someone else’s negligence leads to your injuries in a car accident, you deserve to be compensated. Let our Delray Beach car accident lawyers at Samuel M. Yaffa P.A. handle your claim so that you can get every penny you deserve.

What Are the Most Common Injuries in Car Accidents?

Car accidents occur every day and many of them result in serious bodily injury.

The following are some of the injuries that commonly occur in car accidents in Delray Beach:

  • Back sprains
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Knee and shoulder Injuries
  • Brain and head and neck injuries
  • Wrongful death

Is Florida a No-Fault State?

Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. This means each driver is required to file a car accident injury claim with their own insurance company, regardless of who’s at fault.

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What Is PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Coverage?

Personal injury protection coverage, also known as PIP, helps pay for certain covered medical expenses caused by a car accident. In Florida, all motorists must carry a minimum amount of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.

When you are involved in a car accident, you will need to file a claim under your PIP first, regardless of who is at fault. If you meet or exceed your PIP policy coverage, you can step outside the no-fault system to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance provider.

In this case, you would only be able to collect as much as the at-fault driver’s policy covers. Those who require more compensation for their losses may also be able to directly sue the at-fault driver.

Florida's 14 Day PIP Rule

Florida law says that the insurance company must provide compensation under the insurance agreement with a driver as long as the victim gets initial medical services and care within 14 days of the motor vehicle accident. We will be happy to explain this to you in detail.

What To Do After a Car Accident

If you have been injured in a serious accident, the most important thing for you to do is seek immediate medical attention. However, if you are able, you should also be sure to take the appropriate action to enhance your ability to secure compensation.

There are several steps to follow after an auto collision, including:

  • Do not flee the scene of the accident – doing so could lead to criminal charges
  • Seek medical attention for any injuries, even if they seem minor
  • Report the car accident to the police
  • Request a copy of the police report
  • Exchange your information with any other driver’s involved in the accident
  • Collect contact information from any witnesses
  • Take pictures of your injuries and the damage done to any vehicles involved
  • Avoid sharing details of the accident on social media
  • Continue to be aware of any injuries that may have delayed symptoms
  • Contact Samuel M. Yaffa for legal assistance with your car accident claim

What To Avoid After a Car Accident

There are also a couple things that you should not do following the collision:

  • First, never apologize for the accident or say anything that indicates it was your fault. What you say can be used against you in a personal injury claim.
  • Second, do not make any formal statements with or sign any paperwork from an insurance company without first speaking to a lawyer. Accepting an offer of compensation from an insurer will likely prohibit you from filing a personal injury claim. Your attorney can help you determine a fair settlement that will cover the costs of all your losses.

When To Contact a Car Accident Attorney

Taking these steps after an auto accident could mean the difference between winning and losing your personal injury claim. Be sure to consult with an experienced vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible after your collision.

Your lawyer can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove that the other driver was responsible for the accident and your injuries.

Contact Samuel M. Yaffa P.A. at (561) 677-8566 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable auto accident lawyer in Delray Beach.

What Else Can Our Practice Do For You?
We are committed to working diligently and fighting passionately for our clients.

Case Results

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Secured up to twenty (20) times the policy limits of available coverage to aid the families of the deceased victims and/or the injured survivors.

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Confidential settlement fifteen times more than the applicable insurance policy limits.

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Confidential seven-figure settlement twenty times more than the applicable uninsured motorist policy limits.

  • Confidential Medical Malpractice

    Confidential settlement for failure to provide antibiotics to a man admitted with infection.

  • Confidential Medical Malpractice

    Confidential seven-figure settlement for failure to timely treat pediatric patient with an allergic reaction.

  • Millions Nursing Home Negligence

    Recovered millions to compensate the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

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