Jensen Beach, Florida, is tucked along the East coast. It’s nestled between Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach. Jensen Beach offers a suburban small-town feel. Most residents of Jensen Beach own their own homes, and the town doesn’t see much in terms of tourists since it’s close to more popular options.
Jensen Beach has a population of 13,592 as of 2020. Small towns, while less likely to experience fatal accidents at a high volume, aren’t completely safe from disaster. They’re still home to the occasional car accident.
In the state of Florida, there were 388,215 total motor vehicle accidents in the year 2022, with 3,400 resulting fatalities and 159,803 resulting injuries. In Martin County, where Jensen Beach is located, there were 3,061 crashes with 36 fatalities and 1,284 injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Jensen Beach, please contact our talented team of attorneys as soon as possible. Contact us online or at (561) 295-5825.
Common Causes of Jensen Beach Car Accidents
In small towns, the most common causes of car accidents include distracted driving and driving under the influence. This may be because people get comfortable driving close to home. Because they get comfortable, they become careless and potentially hurt themselves or others.
Other common causes of Jensen Beach car accidents include:
- Inexperienced drivers (such as a teen learning how to drive)
- Road rage
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Not checking blind spots before merging or changing lanes
- General carelessness
Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Car accident injuries can range from mild to severe, from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. While some people may recover after just a few weeks, others may be left with a life changing condition or disability.
Common injuries caused by car accidents include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Cuts and bruises
Injuries are expensive and can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to millions over a lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to hire the right attorney to represent your case.
Can I Sue if I Was Partially At-Fault for My Florida Car Accident?
Florida is a no-fault state, and drivers are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. PIP coverage will pay for up to $10,000 in damages. Florida also uses comparative fault to determine the percentage of damages you can recover. For example, if you’re 30% at fault for the accident, you’ll receive 70% of the total compensation. You can use your PIP coverage to pay for some of the remaining damages.
Hire KMW to represent your car accident case, and we’ll collect evidence to prove that the accident was primarily the fault of the other driver, allowing you to collect the full compensation that you deserve.
Damages You Can Recover After Your Accident
There are two different categories of damages you can recover after a car accident, economic and non-economic. Economic damages cover things with a monetary value associated. Non-economic damages are the opposite, covering more abstract things.
Economic damages include:
- Hospital visits
- Ambulance rides
- Specialist visits
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment
- In-home care
- Home renovation for necessary accommodations
- Future medical treatment
- Property damage (if not fully covered by your own car insurance)
- Past and future lost wages
- Funeral and burial costs (in wrongful death cases)
Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Facial injuries
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
Should I Accept a Settlement Offer?
After you’re involved in a car accident, the insurance company will attempt to reach out right away. They’ll want to get you to sign your right to file a lawsuit away as early as possible. These first settlement offers will be low. They’ll try to give you quick cash so they can sweep the problem under the rug.
By hiring an attorney right away, you can prevent early damage to your case. An attorney will be able to get you a much higher settlement offer than you’d ever be able to get yourself. They’ll also help guide you on when you should accept a settlement offer or not. If we think you deserve more money—we’ll try our hardest to get you there.
If we think your case should go to trial, we’ll also advise you of that. We won’t make the decision for you, but we’ll arm you with the information you need to know. That way, you can make an informed decision yourself based on the facts (and our opinion of the matter).
Reasons You Should Choose KMW to Represent Your Jensen Beach Car Accident Case
Choosing a car accident attorney is no easy feat. However, we’re certain you won’t regret hiring KMW to represent your Jensen Beach car accident case. Here are a few reasons why we’re the best of the best.
- We have connections with local law enforcement, so we’ll be able to get your police report quickly to help build your case.
- We have connections with local hospitals, emergency centers, and treatment facilities, so we can check in and make sure you’re receiving proper treatment, as well as collect your medical bills and records with ease.
- We have connections with potential expert witnesses, from economists to accident reconstruction. Including an expert witness is a great way to strengthen your case in a specific area that the insurance company may be questioning.
- We have years of experience winning high settlements for Jensen Beach customers, from hundreds of thousands to even millions of dollars in some cases.
- We have experience bringing our cases to trial and winning. Many attorneys will avoid trial, but sometimes it’s necessary.
Contact Keller, Melchiorre and Walsh Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
To learn more about the car accident lawsuit process and how we can help you build an impenetrable case, call today. We’ll get you set up with a free case evaluation where we can review your case. During the consultation, you can also ask any questions you may have.
Contact us online or at (561) 295-5825.