Injured motorists will often turn to auto accident attorneys in West Palm
Beach to investigate and make sense out of complex accidents. Often, a
victim’s instincts about who might be to blame are way off the mark.
If you try to build a case against an innocent defendant – or if
you frame your legal argument incorrectly or inefficiently – your
case could run into problems. In the worst-case scenario, you might even
forfeit the opportunity to collect money for your pain, injuries, vehicle
damage, and more.
Beyond the Other Driver
Perhaps an SUV flagrantly blew through a red light and caused your West
Palm Beach car accident. Or maybe some motorist who was driving recklessly
(perhaps even under the influence), clipped your vehicle, and sent you
spinning into the sidewalk. In either case, you probably have a clear,
defined, and emotionally powerful “gut instinct” about which
driver is to blame.
However, you might be wrong.
Focusing only on the other driver’s negligence/carelessness/idiocy
alone may not be appropriate. Other parties could be involved –
and you might be able to seek damages from them.
They could include:
- Municipal agencies responsible for keeping West Palm Beach County’s
roads safe, clean and clear of debris, and supported by the proper signage;
- Pedestrians who wandered into the road and caused cars to swerve;
- Malfunctioning auto parts, which can cause a vehicle to swerve or act wildly
– mimicking the behavior you might expect from a reckless or careless driver;
- Distractions/problems caused by a third driver not involved in the crash.
For instance, a car may slam on its brakes, provoking the car behind it
to swerve into your vehicle. The driver responsible for the accident may
leave the scene before anyone can notice.
The point here is that your West Palm Beach auto accident is likely far
more complicated and nuanced than you realize. To make sense of your options,
connect with the team here at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb at 1-(561)
600-5605. We also invite you to sign up to receive a free Florida auto
accident victim kit on our website.