Auto accidents are the leading cause of personal injury caused by negligence in West Palm Beach. Every driver owes a legal duty to other drivers on the road to drive with reasonable care. Yet every day people drive at dangerous speeds, make reckless or aggressive maneuvers, and spend more time looking at their phones than the road. Unfortunately, the results can be catastrophic not only for those negligent drivers but also for the innocent car accident victims who were not able to escape the collision or crash. Attorney Salesia Smith-Gordon and her team work to bring dangerous drivers to justice in a fight to make our roads safer and obtain fair compensation for the auto accident victims. Our firm holds drivers accountable for the results of their dangerous decisions, such as:
- Texting while Driving
- Using in-vehicle Apps while Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Aggressive or Reckless Driving
- Failing to Stop or Slow Down at Intersections
- Failing to Check or Signal before Making Turns or Lane Changes
Florida auto accident law can be confusing and often works to severely limit the amount of compensation a car accident victim can recover. For instance, Florida’s no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance will only cover 80% of medical bills and 60% of lost income up to a total of $10,000. To make matters worse, PIP coverage can be limited to only $2,500, depending upon the nature of the injury and whether you know how to follow up appropriately after a crash to protect your rights to compensation. However, if you have suffered a serious injury and know how to properly pursue a claim, it is possible to sue the at-fault driver for the full amount of your legal damages, including all your present and future medical bills, lost income due to time missed from work or permanent disability, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Salesia Smith-Gordon is an experienced, successful auto accident attorney who will thoroughly investigate your accident and prepare a strong case designed to get the full amount of compensation available under the law. You deserve no less when you are seriously injured because of another’s negligent, reckless or distracted driving. In West Palm Beach, call 561-655-9279 for immediate assistance.