West Palm Beach Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Car accidents kill thousands of people each year in the US and Florida. Hundreds of thousands of our citizens are injured in these accidents and are left dealing with the consequences. These accidents can leave victims and their families with tremendous expenses. Our attorneys handle cases throughout the State of Florida (and nationwide). At Colson Hicks Eidson, our motor vehicle accident attorneys who handle cases in West Palm Beach are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Call us when the careless or negligent actions of another person cause you harm.
The motor vehicle accident statistics for our area
West Palm Beach is a busy area all year, filled with locals and tourists alike on the roadways. When we turn to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, we see that there was a total of 402,385 traffic accidents during the latest reporting year. Out of those, we see that there were:
- 3,116 total fatalities
- 254,310 total injuries
The injuries that result from these crashes can be devastating and lead to major medical expenses for victims and their families. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
For 50 years, the team at Colson Hicks Eidson has been helping victims injured in auto accidents caused by other people’s negligence. Economic and non-economic damages extend well beyond medical bills and can last for a lifetime.
What causes these incidents?
Our firm has experience handling various types of motor vehicle accidents that lead to personal injury lawsuits. This includes:
- Driver negligence. Speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, and impaired driving are all major contributors to vehicle accidents in West Palm Beach. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that driver errors account for approximately 94% of all vehicle accidents.
- Poor roadway maintenance. It is up to government agencies to regularly inspect and maintain the roadways for hazards. Failing to do so can lead to serious vehicle accidents.
- Defective auto parts. Rarely does a month go by when we do not see news of another automobile or auto part recall. Defective vehicles and vehicle parts can cause serious injuries and death.
Our firm is ready to take your case to forward
The aftermath of a serious car accident can be confusing. If you are dealing with injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we have the experience you need to handle accidents involving cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you need for all accident-related expenses, including medical bills, lost income, pain, and suffering, as well as punitive damages. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to worry about attorney fees unless we are successful in your case. When you need a motor vehicle accident attorney to handle your case in West Palm Beach, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400.