Joe Osborne & Greg Francis, Personal Injury Lawyers & Founders of Osborne & Francis

Boca Raton Car Accident Attorneys

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Why Do You Need a Boca Raton Car Accident Lawyer?

​​The average person will get into a car accident approximately every 18 years. Even if you’re a careful driver that follows all the rules of the road, it’s impossible to avoid dangerous accidents altogether. If you’ve been injured, you deserve professional legal help to negotiate a fair claim and recoup the maximum amount for your losses.

Car accidents are a common occurrence on the roads of Boca Raton, Florida. These accidents can have devastating consequences, leaving individuals and families with severe injuries, medical bills, and lost wages. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it is crucial to have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side. With so much at stake, it can be challenging to navigate the complex legal system on your own.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Boca Raton, our talented team at Osborne & Francis is here to help. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us online or call us at (561) 293-2600. Read on to learn how our lawyers can assist you in pursuing justice and fair compensation for your injuries and damages.

What Kind of Settlement Can a Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney Help You Secure?

A Boca Raton car accident attorney can help you secure a settlement that covers your losses and damages resulting from the accident, including: 

  • Economic damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage to your vehicle.
  • Noneconomic damages for the stress you’ve endured and other forms of pain and suffering related to your injuries.
  • Punitive damages in cases where the accident was caused by recklessness from the other driver — these are funds intended to punish the responsible party for their actions.

The exact amount of the settlement will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, such as the severity of your injuries, the extent of property damage, and the level of insurance coverage available. Another important factor is the skill of your attorney to successfully prepare and present your case.

An experienced car accident attorney can work with you to determine the full extent of your losses and damages, and negotiate with insurance companies and other parties to secure a fair settlement. In cases where a settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, your attorney from Osborne & Francis can take the case to trial to fight for the compensation you deserve before a judge. Reach out to us by calling our Boca Raton office at (561) 293-2600.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

What Types of Injuries Does a Boca Raton Auto Accident Attorney Handle?

Our Boca Raton auto accident attorneys handle a wide range of injuries that can result from car accidents, including:

  • Head and brain injuries: Head injuries can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can have long-lasting effects on cognitive function, memory, and other brain functions.
  • Neck and whiplash injuries: Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the head and neck are abruptly jerked forward and then backward in a car accident. This can cause damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck.
  • Back and spine injuries: Back injuries are also common in car accidents and can range from minor strains and sprains to more severe injuries such as herniated discs and spinal cord injuries.
  • Burns and internal injuries: Road rash burns, or burns from fire that result from the crash, can cause severe pain and disfigurement. Internal injuries, such as internal bleeding and organ damage, can occur in car accidents and may not be immediately apparent.
  • Broken bones and amputations: The impact of a car accident can cause bones to break, including fractures to the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. Some crashes may pinch or otherwise mangle fingers or limbs beyond the medical ability to save them, resulting in amputation.

Car accidents can also be emotionally traumatic, causing anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even “minor” injuries from car crashes can cause chronic pain and lead to long-term loss of enjoyment of life. 

More severe injuries may require long-term hospitalization, multiple surgeries, the use of a wheelchair or other mobility aid, and even the alteration of one’s home to account for changes to mobility. The more severe an injury is, the higher the medical debt is likely to be. 

For substantial and catastrophic injuries or injuries that result in high debt, it’s especially important to hire an experienced attorney to seek full compensation.

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, the first thing you should do is contact the police. If someone is severely injured or unresponsive, you should call 911. Once ambulances arrive, they’ll take away anyone who requires immediate care, and medics will evaluate those who may not need immediate care. 

If you’re able, here are a few things you should do while waiting for the police and ambulances to arrive after a car accident:

  1. Do not talk to the insurance companies without legal representation. Contact Osborne & Francis first to discuss your case. We can handle communications with insurance reps on your behalf and advise you on what evidence may be important to collect in the following steps.
  2. Take pictures and video at the scene, including pictures of your vehicle, other involved vehicles, and the surrounding area. You should also take note of any security cameras or businesses that may have security cameras in the area for later use. 
  3. Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information. Encourage them to stick around and speak to the police when they arrive. A police report with a witness statement on your side is powerful evidence. 
  4. Give the police your statement when they arrive, and make note of the police report number or the name of the recording officer. This will make it easier to obtain your copy of the report later.
  5. Seek a professional medical evaluation once the police okay you to leave the scene. Even if the EMTs didn’t deem emergency transport necessary, some injuries like brain trauma may not be visible right away. A delay in diagnosis could lead to a severe or permanent injury.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Boca Raton, contacting Osborne & Francis should be your first step once you’re stable after a crash. We’ll take the stress off your shoulders, dealing with insurance companies on your behalf and negotiating to secure you the maximum compensation for your damages. For a free case evaluation, call our Boca Raton office at (561) 293-2600.

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Contact Experienced Boca Raton Auto Accident Lawyers

If you have been involved in a car accident in Florida, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced car accident attorney. At Osborne & Francis, our team of skilled attorneys has the knowledge and dedication needed to help you navigate the complex legal system and secure the compensation you deserve.

Why Should You Hire Osborne & Francis?

As a local Florida law firm, our lawyers have handled car accident cases in the Sunshine State for decades. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a car accident can take on your life, and we are committed to fighting tirelessly on your behalf. Whether you have suffered from whiplash, broken bones, or more severe injuries, we will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.

Don't wait any longer to seek the legal help you need. Contact us today at (561) 293-2600 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Boca Raton car accident attorneys. With our help, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Boca Raton Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs

What causes most Boca Raton car accidents?

Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Florida include speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving (including texting while driving), fatigued/drowsy driving, and reckless behaviors like cutting off people on the highway, weaving around heavy traffic, or trying to beat red lights. 

Other dangers include inexperienced teen drivers, elderly drivers with vision or cognitive impairment, and inadequate vehicle maintenance leading to vehicle failure on the road. Additionally, because Florida is a tourist destination where out-of-state drivers often come to “cut loose,” dangers from driver error and poor choices are always a potential risk in Boca Raton.

How many car accident deaths happen in Florida?

​​According to the Florida Department of Health, there have been over 3,000 fatalities due to motor vehicle traffic crashes in Florida each year since 2016. Every one of those numbers represents a future erased and a family or community in mourning.

What does a car accident attorney do for my case?

Your car accident attorney from Osborne & Francis works to determine fault, collect and preserve evidence like witness statements, and calculate the damages amount you are entitled to receive. We collect and analyze medical records to determine the true extent of your injuries, consult with experts to calculate future costs based on inflation, and can negotiate settlements or represent you at trial — whatever it takes to achieve the justice you deserve.

How long do I have to file a Boca Raton car accident claim?

In Florida, you have 2 years from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party and their insurance company. However, we recommend filing a lawsuit as soon as possible so that the information is still fresh in your mind. 

Our team of attorneys will help you file a claim with your insurance company and speak to the at-fault party’s insurance company on your behalf. When it’s time to file your lawsuit, we’ll help with that too. Contact our Boca Raton office today by calling (561) 293-2600 to start the process today.