Motor vehicle and road traffic accidents form part of a reality that West Palm Beach and Jupiter motorists must confront on a daily basis. Although many car crashes in the United States can be safely classified as unfortunate happenstance that mostly causes damage, material loss and wasted time, a significant percentage of crashes involve traumatic injuries and considerable suffering. Recovering substantial compensation often requires the involvement of a car accident lawyer.
The statistics related to auto wrecks on a national level are staggering. In October 2015, the Insurance Information Institute updated its findings related to fatal auto crashes in the U.S. – 32,719 drivers, passengers and pedestrians were killed in road traffic accidents in 2013, which actually represented a 3.1 percent decrease from the previous year. Not all victims involved in these crashes were killed; 6,337 survived, albeit with serious injuries.
One mistake commonly made by victims of car accidents is assuming that they cannot afford to retain an attorney, particularly at a time when they are facing financial hardships associated with the accident.