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Living and Playing in North Palm Beach
North Palm Beach is a town in northern Palm Beach County with a population of about 13,000 and the residents have a median age of 53.4 years. The Village of North Palm Beach is a popular tourist destination as it is home to the county’s lone state park, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.
It is a great site to get some vitamin D and work on your tan with 1.6 miles of beach where visitors can paddleboard, kayak, or snorkel across the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. North Palm Beach is a great place to live or visit with numerous restaurants, cafes, and parks. There is even the North Palm Beach Country Club that features a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, tennis, a swimming pool, and restaurants that are open to the general public.
What police agency investigates car accidents in North Palm Beach?
When there is a car accident in the jurisdiction of North Palm Beach, the North Palm Beach Police Department is required to respond and investigate the accident. The North Palm Beach PD is located at 560 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408, and can be contacted for non-emergencies at (561)848-2525.
While the North Palm Beach PD has a Detective unit, K-9 unit, Road patrol unit, Marine unit, Traffic squad unit, and Crime Scene unit, it is the Traffic squad unit that will respond to a car accident.
A North Palm Beach car accident attorney not only knows the traffic squad unit but most of the officers within the unit. This can become important when handling your case in situations where the attorney needs to speak to an officer about an aspect of the car accident investigation.
What is the most dangerous road in North Palm Beach?
Car accidents can take place in a fraction of a second and can occur anywhere. However, there always seem to be more accidents on certain roadways. This is not a coincidence as some roads are inherently more dangerous than others for a variety of factors including speed limits, visibility, lighting, signage, traffic signals, road slopes, curves, etc.
In North Palm Beach, the roads that tend to have more accidents include Northlake Blvd, State Route-A1A, US Hwy 1, and Prosperity Farms Rd. When on any of these roads exercise more caution.
A North Palm Beach car accident attorney should know the local area and which roads are the most dangerous. A skilled lawyer can use this knowledge to their client’s advantage. For example, a roadway that has a stop sign that is obscured by bushes can cause horrific accidents. The lawyer can hold the city responsible for failure to maintain visible signage.
What hospital would you be transported to if you were in a car accident in North Palm Beach?
There are no hospitals in North Palm Beach, but there are four hospitals nearby in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter.
- St. Mary’s Medical Center – It is located at 901 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 with contact number (561)844-6300
- HCA Florida JFK North Hospital – It is located at 2201 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 with contact number (561)842-6141.
- Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center – It is located at 3360 Burns Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 with contact number (561)622-1411
- Jupiter Medical Center – It is located at 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33458 with contact number (561)263-2234
Where you are transported may depend on the extent of your injuries. For example, if the injuries are extremely severe you will be transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center because they are only one of two Level 1 trauma centers in Palm Beach County.
If you are not transported by EMS to a hospital but believe you need to be examined by a doctor there is an urgent care center in North Palm Beach.
Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches – 11951 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 108, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 and they can be contacted at (561)429-6109
In the days following a car accident, an accident victim may still be in pain and want to see a chiropractor for treatment. There are several chiropractors in North Palm Beach.
Wherever you seek treatment for your injuries, it is essential that you recover. Follow the medical expert’s advice and recommendations. This will have a direct impact not only on your health but on your car accident case as well. A North Palm Beach accident lawyer will be familiar with medical treatment providers. This is useful not only when obtaining your medical records and medical bills, but also if any of your medical bills need to be negotiated.
How many car accident fatalities are there in North Palm Beach?
From 2000 until 2019 there have been 20 car accidents that have resulted in fatalities. Of these 20 fatal car crashes 6 of them involved a drunk driver.
When tragedies like this occur, there is no price that you can put on your loved one’s life. Unfortunately, in our civil justice system, the only legal remedy that can be obtained is financial.
If the car accident involved a drunk driver a lawyer at KMW Legal can represent the family in the criminal justice system to ensure the party is held criminally liable for their actions.
A North Palm Beach car accident lawyer can evaluate your case, determine, and explain whether there is a civil or criminal liability in the car accident. When there is civil liability, an experienced attorney will guide you through the process and the difficult family hardships.
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In the event of an accident in North Palm Beach, here’s what you should do.
After an accident take a deep breath and examine yourself for injuries. Call 911 and inform them of any injuries you have and the location of the accident. If the incident involves multiple cars, let them know. The North Palm Beach Police Department Traffic Squad unit will respond.
They will provide you with a Florida Driver’s Information Exchange. This contains important information about the vehicles and people that are involved in the accident along with their insurance information that an attorney will need.
Now that the accident has happened there is nothing you can do to change it. Focus on what you can control, which is finding the right attorney.
Research local North Palm Beach car accident lawyers. Read the background and reviews for the attorney. Talk to the attorney and ask if they’ve handled similar types of cases. When you go to sleep at night you want to be able to put your head on the pillow and trust that the attorney is doing what needs to be done in your case.
If you would like to speak to KMW, we can be reached online or by calling .