West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-6601
The Florida personal injury law firm of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA represents a wide variety of clients in personal injury claims, including car accidents, construction defects, medical malpractice, SUV rollovers, and trucking accidents. Over the last 40 years, our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers have helped countless clients in 30 states achieve justice.
If you have been injured in any type of accident, our courtroom experience, professional resources, and state-of-the-art technology can assist you in securing compensation for your losses. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation today.
How Tourism and Attractions Impact the Accident Rate in West Palm Beach
Located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida, West Palm Beach is the most populous city in Palm Beach County. It is well known for its temperate climate and average annual temperature of 78 degrees. Such inviting weather welcomes scores of vacationing visitors to West Palm Beach each year to experience its pristine beaches, Gulf Stream-warmed waters, world-class golf courses, and celebrity chef-owned restaurants. Among the popular attractions in West Palm Beach are the Palm Beach Zoo, Lion Country Safari, McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, and the South Florida Science Museum. No matter what type of vacation you are interested in, West Palm Beach has the lodging, attractions and activities to suit your every whim.
However, given the large number of tourists that frequent the area, coupled with the already large existing population, accidents are bound to occur. From car crashes to slip and falls, the likelihood of a local resident or tourist suffering a personal injury in the area is high. Fortunately, victims and their loved ones can turn to Searcy Denney’s West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys for help in filing a claim.
Representing Injured Victims and Their Loved Ones
The number of car accidents in West Palm Beach has increased in recent years. In the state of Florida, more than 235,000 car accidents occur annually. In 2010, over 2,400 fatalities and 195,000 injuries resulted from these accidents. Of these accidents, 794 fatalities and over 12,000 injuries were alcohol-related. Almost 7,900 of these accidents involved pedestrians and approximately 5,000 involved bicyclists.
With a population of over 1.3 million full-time residents, as well as a substantial part-time population of snowbirds and vacationers, West Palm Beach car accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities occur on a regular basis. In 2010, the most recent year for which data is available, over 13,000 traffic accidents occurred in Palm Beach County. Over 12,000 injuries resulted from these accidents, and about 1,100 were alcohol-related. 123 fatalities were documented.
Our personal injury lawyers know this and work diligently to fight for the rights of accident victims throughout West Palm Beach and the entire state of Florida.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today to Discuss Your Rights and Legal Options
A West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer can assist you with any potential claims that you or a loved one have as a result of an accident caused by the negligence of another. You may be able to recover financial compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim with the help of our attorneys. Compensation for your losses may include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits can be complex, and you only have a certain window of time in which file such claims. Therefore, an attorney with experience and knowledge of Florida laws will be essential in helping you obtain the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Contact our Florida injury law firm today to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys will review the details of your accident and determine if you have a viable case.