Palm City, Florida, is an unincorporated area with a population of 25,883 people as of 2020. Palm City is a small, suburban town with many residential areas and parks. According to Niche, it’s one of the best places to live in Florida and offers a relaxing atmosphere for those looking to settle down in a home or retire from a larger town or city.
Unfortunately, not even small towns are safe from devastation. Even in small towns, car accidents can and do occur, leaving victims with traumatic injuries and a mountain of debt. If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident in Palm City, Florida, we’re here to help you.
CAUSES OF PALM CITY CAR ACCIDENTS
In small towns like Palm City, people often feel comfortable driving through familiar neighborhoods. Unfortunately, this familiarity may lead to carelessness. For example, people may be more comfortable drinking and driving home or texting because they know their neighborhood so well.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration found that 52% of accidents occur within five miles of a driver’s home, while 69% occur within ten miles of their home. Simply put, getting comfortable behind the wheel can lead to more accidents and injuries.
Common causes of Palm City car accidents include:
Driving under the influence
Overconfidence (getting too comfortable)
Changing lanes without looking
Running stop signs or red lights
COMMON INJURIES CAUSED BY AUTO ACCIDENTS
Car accidents can cause a huge variety of injuries, ranging from minor to severe. Minor injuries can be a nuisance, resulting in a few hundred or thousand dollars in medical bills and a few weeks to months of recovery time.
More severe injuries can rack up debt incredibly fast, reaching the hundreds of thousands or even millions depending on the injury. You may be required to have multiple surgeries and an in-depth treatment and recovery plan, and you might have to take months off of work. In some cases, those with severe injuries are never able to return to the same field of work after the accident.
DETERMINING CAR ACCIDENT LIABILITY
To determine who is at fault for your accident and resulting injuries, we’ll need to gather evidence. Determining liability is a multi-step process, of which each step requires its own evidence. The process consists of:
Proving that the party in question owed you a certain duty of care. For example, drivers owe each other a duty of care whenever they get behind the wheel. This duty requires them to drive safely and not endanger others on the road.
Proving that the party breached their duty of care. For example, they did something that endangered others or was not safe. Texting while driving, drinking, or not paying attention are all breaches of duty.
Proving that the breach directly caused your injuries. For example, if they were texting and driving, that caused the accident, which caused your injuries.
Proving that your injuries resulted in damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
YOUR CAR ACCIDENT CASES’ VALUE
You’ve likely chosen to file a car accident lawsuit because you didn’t receive the compensation that you deserve from your insurance company. We understand that and are here to help make sure you get the best payout possible.
It can be difficult to estimate your cases’ value without an attorney, so it’s important to schedule an evaluation when you can. During that evaluation, they’ll be able to give you a better idea of what you can look forward to.
However, you can estimate your cases’ value based on the damages you’ve incurred. Damages are losses for which you can receive compensation. There are two different types, economic and non-economic.
Economic damages cover monetary losses, like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages cover losses without an attached monetary value, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of earning capacity.
To determine the total value of your non-economic damages, we’ll look at your quality of life. How much has it changed since the accident occurred? Those with a greater change to their quality of life can expect a greater payout for the non-economic damages.
Other factors that determine how much your settlement award will include:
The severity of your injuries
What your future treatment plan looks like
Your past medical bills
How much time you had to take off work
If you’re able to return to work
WHY CHOOSE KMW TO REPRESENT YOUR PALM CITY CAR ACCIDENT CASE?
By choosing to work with KMW, you’ll be choosing a law firm that cares about its clients. We work side-by-side with our clients, ensuring that they’re in the loop every step of the way. Our team also had connections with local law enforcement, treatment centers, and expert witnesses. That means that we can call in specialists and get records and bills faster than another attorney without those connections.
While our connections are great, we wouldn’t be as strong a law firm as we are without our talented attorneys. Our attorneys have years of experience pressuring insurance companies into settling high as well as taking cases to trial (and winning).
KELLER, MELCHIORRE & WALSH GET RESULTS
Our talented team of car accident attorneys has years of success in winning cases for our clients. Some of our most recent wins for Palm City clients include:
A $300,000 settlement offer for a car accident victim with moderate injuries
A multi-million dollar settlement for a car accident victim with severe injuries.
It doesn’t stop there. We are dedicated to our clients, and we get results—or you don’t pay a dime.
CONTACT KMW TODAY TO SCHEDULE A FREE CASE EVALUATION
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, it’s time to get the help you deserve. Contact Keller, Melchiorre, and Walsh to schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible after your accident. We’re eager to answer any questions you may have and help you rest and recover while we work on the nitty gritty.
To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us online or at (561) 295-5825.