West Palm Beach Car Accidents
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed as a result of a car accident in West Palm Beach, Florida it is important that you know there are knowledgeable attorneys who can help protect your legal rights. The Palm Beach County car accident lawyers at Hannon Legal Group have extensive knowledge and experience working on West Palm Beach automobile accident cases. They have successfully litigated numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases in the Palm Beach County courts and throughout the state of Florida. Working with a team of experts to discover and prove the facts and circumstances of your accident and injuries allows our lawyers to maximize your compensation. As a result, our attorneys are very familiar with Palm Beach County and the accidents that occur there.
Palm Beach County is the third most populous county in Florida, so there are many more people on the roads in this County, as well as specifically in the city of West Palm Beach. It should come as no surprise that Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach saw the third highest number of Florida car accident fatalities in 2009, behind only Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Thousands of others suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents. There are approximately 100,000 people who live within the city limits of West Palm Beach alone. The area of this city is just under 60 square miles. This high density also contributes to a high number of accidents.
Many of the traffic fatalities were attributable to high speeds and/or distracted driving on the highways, particularly I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. This may, in part be due to the fact that this is the first large community southbound drivers encounter when traveling deeper into South Florida. Motorists traveling from the north drive through many lightly populated areas between Jacksonville and West Palm Beach. The number of drivers and exit /entrance ramps on the highways increase rapidly for these drivers when they enter Palm Beach County. This fact may also contribute to some of these tragic accidents.
The average commute for residents of West Palm Beach is between 25 and 35 minutes each way. That increased exposure certainly contributes to an increased risk of being involved in an auto accident.
Unfortunately, West Palm Beach is also known for having a high number of alcohol-related car accidents. In 2009, the number spiked to the highest it had been in years - 1,715 alcohol-related crashes. This is an alarming statistic that makes the roads in and around West Palm Beach particularly dangerous. A motorist who chooses to drink and then get behind the wheel not only places his or her own life at risk, but also risks injuring or killing those driving nearby.
If you were the victim of an automobile accident in Palm Beach County you should speak with an attorney about protecting your rights and seeking compensation for your injuries. Knowledge and experience are two of the most important qualities an attorney can have when it comes to representing you in a car accident case. The car accident attorneys at Hannon Legal Group have the knowledge and experience that is necessary to help maximize your compensation. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a Palm Beach car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer at Hannon Legal Group today for a free, no-obligation consultation or call (866) 835-6872 to speak with an attorney about your potential case.