Delray Beach Injury Firm
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Delray Beach Car Accident Attorney

Car Accidents in Florida

Were you or a loved one recently injured in a motor vehicle accident? 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

Your path to fair and full compensation starts with a free consultation. Call (561) 677-8566 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary case review.

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 Samuel M. Yaffa P.A. handle your claim so that you can get every penny you deserve.

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

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage

Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. For this reason, 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

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 car 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.

What Not to Do after an Auto 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.

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

Case Results

  • Auto Accident Confidential

    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.

  • Medical Malpractice Confidential

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

  • Medical Malpractice Confidential

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

  • Nursing Home Negligence Millions

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

  • Premises Liability Multimillion

    Achieved a multimillion dollar settlement in the wrongful death/premises liability claim.

  • Trucking Accidents Trucking Catastrophe

    Recovered $2 million for the family of who lost their son due to a trucking accident.

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