Car accidents happen everywhere in Pompano Beach, from the shores of Hillsborough Inlet to the inland reaches of Palm Aire. But no matter where a crash occurs in our city, it holds the potential to cause devastating injuries and severe disruption. Car accident victims in Pompano Beach frequently struggle under the burden of physical pain, emotional challenges, and extreme financial strain—all because of a crash triggered by someone else’s dangerous conduct.
If a Pompano Beach car accident injured you or someone you love, Florida law might entitle you to significant financial compensation for your losses. The experienced Pompano Beach car accident attorneys at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, want to help. We represent car accident victims in legal actions to hold the parties responsible for car accidents accountable. Contact us today for a free case evaluation with a knowledgeable legal professional.
Table of Contents
- Pompano Beach Car Accident Hotspots
- Common Causes of Pompano Beach Car Accidents
- Types of Pompano Beach Car Accident Cases We Handle
- Contact an Experienced Pompano Beach Car Accident Attorney Today
- Frequently Asked Questions About Pompano Beach Car Accident Cases
Pompano Beach Car Accident Hotspots
Accidents can happen anywhere you drive in Pompano Beach. But by viewing crash data collected by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) State Safety Office on a map, we can see how some areas of the city pose particular dangers.
In one recent year, police reported over 280 car accidents in Pompano Beach, many of them clustered in hotspots that included:
- The I-95/Copans Road interchange;
- U.S. Route 1 (Federal Highway) between N.E. 14th Street and Copans Road
- The I-95/Atlantic Boulevard Interchange;
- Atlantic Boulevard between U.S. Route 1 and I-95; and
- The intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and the Atlantic Boulevard Extension.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we investigate the locations of the car accidents that injure our clients to find out if they pose dangers to drivers. We believe that anyone who ignores or causes risks for Pompano Beach motorists should face accountability for the damage an accident inflicts.
Common Causes of Pompano Beach Car Accidents
A virtually limitless set of variables can trigger a car crash in Pompano Beach. Over our years of representing crash victims, however, Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has found that many accidents involve preventable human error committed by someone other than the injured crash victim. Here are some of the most common factors contributing to the cause of accidents in Pompano Beach, for which we can seek compensation on our client’s behalf.
Impaired Driving (Alcohol and Drugs)
Like many coastal Florida cities, Pompano Beach is a haven for vacationers and sun-seekers. But the fun-loving atmosphere here also has a dark side. Despite strict laws and years of public awareness campaigns, too many motorists make the tragic, reckless decision to get behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs. In one recent year, police logged at least 14 car accidents in Pompano Beach in which alcohol or drugs played a role.
Drunk driving is one of the nation’s leading causes of car accident fatalities. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), on average, someone dies in a drunk driving crash every 45 minutes in the United States.
Drug-impaired driving takes a similarly devastating toll. According to the NHTSA, more than half of all drivers involved in fatal or severe injury accidents had at least one potentially impairing drug in their system.
Coming drugs or alcohol before driving interferes with driving abilities such as:
- Attention, focus, and decision making
- Performing multiple tasks at once
- Responding to emergency driving situations
- Steering and braking
- Judging speed and distance
- Staying in a single travel lane
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we believe in holding drunk or drugged drivers in Pompano Beach accountable for the harm they cause to our clients. When possible, we also fight to hold others to account for promoting or turning a blind eye to alcohol and drug-impaired driving.
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Distracted driving is another major cause of car accidents in Pompano Beach. According to FDOT, police logged at least 34 crashes triggered by distracted driving in the city in a recent year.
A dangerous distraction takes a driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and/or mind off the task of operating safely. Drivers must resist distractions behind the wheel to stay accident-free on Pompano Beach roads.
Common distractions behind the wheel that can trigger an accident include:
- Cell phone use, especially texting (which is illegal under the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law).
- Eating and drinking
- Adjusting the radio or environmental controls
- Looking at or programming a GPS
- Talking to passengers
- Tending to pets
- Looking at something outside the vehicle other than the road ahead.
The experienced Pompano Beach car accident lawyers at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, know how to locate and secure evidence of driver distraction, to ensure that distracted drivers pay the price for harming an innocent crash victim in Pompano Beach.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Pompano Beach, call 833-552-7274
Speeding and Aggressive Driving
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), nearly one-third of all fatal car accidents in the U.S. involve speeding. Drivers who exceed a safe driving speed or engage in other aggressive driving behaviors like tailgating and dangerous passing also inflict severe injuries when they crash.
Pompano Beach is no stranger to the dangers of speeding and driving aggressively. FDOT reports numerous accidents in the city in a recent year attributed to speeding and related aggressive driving behaviors.
Speeding and driving aggressively on a street or highway in Pompano Beach risks causing a deadly car accident by:
- Reducing a driver’s reaction time;
- Lengthening the distance a vehicle needs to come to a safe stop;
- Multiplying the force of the impact and the severity of injuries in a collision;
- Reducing the life-saving effectiveness of vehicle safety features like airbags and seatbelts; and
- Making it difficult for other motorists to maintain safe distances and time gaps in traffic.
The team at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has seen firsthand the toll that speeding and aggressive driving can take on South Florida roads. We fight to recover fair compensation for victims of speeding drivers.
Like most of the country, Floridians struggle with a chronic sleep deficit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of adults in the Sunshine State get less than the recommended sleep per night. The situation is terrible in Broward County, where up to 41 percent of adults regularly get insufficient sleep.
Lack of sleep, when combined with life stress and medical conditions, can dangerously interfere with driving ability. Fatigue impairs drivers in the same way as alcohol or drug consumption. In fact, according to the CDC, drowsy driving causes tens of thousands of crashes every year.
The professionals at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, believe drowsy driving plays a significant role in causing car accidents in Pompano Beach. It often goes unreported as an accident cause. Our team digs deep into the facts of a car accident to uncover the role that fatigue might have played and then fights to get drowsy driving accident victims fair compensation.
Non-Driver Causes of Car Accidents
While the preventable mistakes of drivers are far and away the most common cause of traffic accidents in Pompano Beach, misconduct by other parties can also trigger a deadly or harmful crash.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have the skill and resources to hold anyone accountable for a Pompano Beach car accident, such as when a crash is caused by:
- Defective auto parts that failed under normal use conditions, which may make the manufacturer of those parties legally liable for crash victims’ damages.
- Improperly designed or poorly maintained roads, intersections, and other infrastructure, which can make government entities, construction contractors, or private road owners responsible for the harm to crash victims.
No matter how your car accident happened in Pompano Beach or who you think should bear the blame for it, contact us at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, today to learn about your legal rights to compensation.
Types of Pompano Beach Car Accident Cases We Handle
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have experience representing clients who have suffered injuries in virtually every type of car accident. Our team can handle:
Broadside (T-bone) Accident Cases
Broadside accidents, also called side-angle accidents or T-bone collisions, occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another. These accidents often occur at intersections when one driver fails to yield the right-of-way to another, such as by running a red light or stop sign. They can also happen because a government agency designed an intersection poorly or failed to maintain clear sightlines.
The Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, team understands the devastation a broadside collision can cause. We work to secure payment for our clients from all parties at fault for a T-bone accident, no matter if they’re individual drivers or large government agencies.
Head-On Collision Cases
Head-on collisions refer to accidents in which the front of one vehicle collides with the front of another.
These accidents commonly occur because of driver errors such as:
- Unfamiliarity with Pompano Beach roads, resulting in drivers taking a wrong turn down a one-way street or highway on-ramp.
- Drunk driving and drug-impaired driving.
- Driver distraction, whch can lead to a vehicle drifting out of its lane into oncoming traffic.
Head-on collisions pose a high risk of causing catastrophic or fatal injuries. Our team fights to get victims of these crashes the money they dearly need to pay for their medical care and heal from their trauma.
Sideswipe Accident Cases
Sideswipes occur when the side of one vehicle collides with the side of another. They’re widespread on interstates and multi-lane roads running through Pompano Beach like I-95 and U.S. Route 1. Although the initial impact of a sideswipe typically may not damage the vehicles much, it can trigger a loss of control that leads to a more dangerous and violent head-on or broadside collision.
Sideswipes often happen because of a driver’s inattention or aggressive driving, and sometimes the at-fault driver avoids a secondary collision. The Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA team unpacks what happened in car accidents to pinpoint blame for a sideswipe. Then, we pursue the at-fault driver and others for damages.
Rollover Accident Cases
As their name suggests, rollover accidents involve a vehicle rolling onto its roof. Some rollovers collide with other vehicles. Others are single-car accidents.
Rollovers can happen when a driver must take evasive maneuvers to avoid a sudden hazard. They also sometimes occur because of a design flaw in a vehicle’s design or a defect in its parts. No matter their cause, rollovers pose a risk of extreme injury to vehicle occupants.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we never assume a rollover was the fault of the driver of the vehicle that rolled. We explore the evidence and work with accident reconstruction experts when necessary to piece together the root causes of a rollover and who should face accountability for it.
Contact an Experienced Pompano Beach Car Accident Attorney Today
You have potentially valuable rights to compensation as the victim of a Pompano Beach car accident. The most reliable way to take full advantage of them is to hire an experienced car accident injury attorney to investigate your crash, build your case, and fight for every last penny you deserve.
Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has years of experience getting results for car accident victims like you. Contact us today at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) for your free, no-risk consultation about your case with a knowledgeable legal professional.
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Is my no-fault insurance the only source of compensation for my car accident injury?
As you know, if you own a car in Pompano Beach, drivers of vehicles registered in Florida must purchase and maintain personal injury protection (PIP or no-fault) insurance. This pays a portion of your medical expenses and wage losses, regardless of fault.
If you suffer a severe injury, however, PIP coverage usually does not pay all your expenses and losses. When that happens, you may pursue legal action for damages against anyone who caused the crash, such as the other driver.
Talk to the team at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, today to find out more about whether you have the right to sue for damages beyond what your Florida no-fault policy covers.
What is the process for getting paid for my Pompano Beach car accident?
The steps our team takes to get a client paid for their crash injuries and losses can vary from one case to the next. But in general, here’s how it works.
We often begin by investigating the car accident to determine how it happened and to identify all parties (including individuals, businesses, and public entities) who should bear liability for it. At the same time, we typically evaluate the nature and scope of our client’s damages to determine the highest amount our client has the right to demand as compensation. During this process, we may work with forensic scientists, medical specialists, and other experts to ensure we have detailed, accurate information to support our client’s claims.
With that information in hand, our next step often involves submitting a demand for compensation to the at-fault party or parties our investigation identified. Payment demands can take various forms, including letters from us directly to the at-fault party, claims sent to the at-fault party’s liability insurer, or complaints filed in state or federal courts. Depending on the needs of the case, we may submit multiple demands.
We hope that the at-fault party and (usually) its insurer will immediately recognize their liability and pay our client a fair amount of damages. That happens sometimes, but more often, those parties and their representatives respond to our demands by questioning or disputing our client’s claims. This frequently triggers a back-and-forth negotiation over whether and how much the at-fault party and its insurance company should pay our client.
In the meantime, we may also engage in the process of filing and litigating a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. This typically involves collecting evidence and asking a judge to award our client damages and other forms of relief.
At some point during the negotiation and litigation of our client’s claims, we often succeed in settling—an agreement for the at-fault party and its insurer to pay our client a certain amount in exchange for termination of the claim. If we cannot settle a claim, however, our team may take the case to trial in front of a judge and jury.
We cannot guarantee our clients success in this process. But we can point them to our impressive track record of case results in car accident claims as proof that Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can get top-dollar outcomes for Pompano Beach crash victims.
How long do I have to file a car accident injury lawsuit?
Pompano Beach car accident victims generally have four years from the accident to begin a lawsuit for damages against the party or parties at fault, and just two years if they are suing for a wrongful car accident death. These deadlines are known as the statute of limitations. Failing to file a lawsuit before that deadline will usually end your right to compensation.
One essential service we provide to our clients at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, involves staying on top of all deadlines potentially applicable to our client’s claims. Of course, we cannot provide that service until a car accident victim hires us, so we encourage anyone injured in or by a Pompano Beach crash to contact us as soon as possible.
What compensation can I get for a Pompano Beach car accident?
It all depends on the facts of your case.
Generally, however, Pompano Beach car accident victims who suffer severe injuries and exhaust their no-fault insurance coverage can usually seek compensation from at-fault parties for:
- Medical expenses, including for medical transport, emergency services, surgery, hospitalization, diagnostic tests, provision of a wheelchair, crutches, prosthetic limbs, or other assistive devices, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and long-term care.
- The cost of repairing or replacing damaged property.
- Other out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the accident or the injuries it caused.
- Wage loss resulting from missing work while healing from car accident injuries.
- Loss of future earning capacity if the injury results in long-term or permanent disability.
- Physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of independence, inconvenience, and loss of the enjoyment of life and relationships.
In some cases, the team at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can also succeed in convincing a court to award our client punitive damages, which are extra payments that serve to punish the at-fault party for especially wrongful conduct.
How does a lawyer prove someone’s liability for my accident?
Most Pompano Beach car accidents occur because of someone’s unreasonably dangerous decisions or actions.
In most (although not all) cases, our job as lawyers for crash victims is to collect and present evidence to prove that:
- The at-fault party had a duty to take reasonable actions to avoid harming others, such as driving safely and obeying traffic laws.
- The at-fault party violated that duty, such as by driving while distracted, speeding, or failing to yield the right-of-way.
- That violation resulted in the Pompano Beach car accident that injured and damaged our client.
We have years of experience gathering the evidence and making the arguments necessary to prove car accident cases. No matter how complicated the facts, complex the legal issues, or powerful our opponents, we have what it takes to get favorable results.
What if I think I was partially at fault for my Pompano Beach car accident?
It’s okay. There’s a good chance you may still have a claim for damages.
For starters, don’t be so sure you were at fault. Over our years of experience representing crash victims, we have worked for numerous individuals who understandably but mistakenly blamed themselves for an accident someone else caused. The trauma of a crash can affect how you perceive your role in what happened, which is why it pays to have an advocate on your side who can review the evidence with an objective eye.
Even if your actions might have contributed to the car accident, you may still have the right to seek compensation from others. Florida law allows for that scenario. Never assume that you don’t have a case just because you wish you had done things differently in the stressful moments before a crash.
My loved one died in a Pompano Beach car accident. Is there compensation available for me?
Quite possibly. In Florida, the spouse and family members of someone killed in a car accident can often seek compensation for their losses through a wrongful death claim.
That’s a lawsuit that resembles an injured crash victim’s claim but with a few distinct differences:
- The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Florida is two years from the date of death, rather than the four years that apply in most injury claims.
- A personal representative of the deceased’s estate must file the wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased’s family members and the estate.
- The compensation you might receive from a wrongful death claim can include the deceased’s final expenses, such as medical expenses and the cost of a funeral and burial or cremation; loss of income that the deceased would have earned from the time of the accident until the time of death; loss of support and services provided by the deceased to their family members; and loss of guidance, comfort, and protection that the deceased provided to their family.
An insurance company offered me a settlement for my Pompano Beach car accident. Should I take it?
You decide whether to accept or reject a settlement. Still, we strongly urge you not to agree to any settlement offer until you speak with our experienced attorneys about your case.
Insurance companies sometimes offer quick settlements of claims in which they know they and their policyholder have financial liability. But the offers they make directly to victims like you almost always fall well short of the actual value of the victims’ claims. They hope you will take the money before you learn how much more you could get if you had a lawyer representing you.
Agreeing to a settlement means relinquishing your rights forever. Do not make a decision quickly or without knowing the value of your claim. So if an insurance company offers you a quick settlement, contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, for a free consultation before answering.
Can I still file a car accident injury claim if the at-fault party was uninsured?
It’s possible. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), one out of every five drivers in Florida is uninsured. If you get into an accident with one of those drivers, they will not have liability insurance that could cover your costs and losses.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of luck. You may still have multiple potential avenues for seeking compensation. For example, you might file a claim against your own auto insurance if you purchased uninsured motorist coverage. You may also have the right to sue a third party—someone other than the uninsured driver—for contributing to the cause of the crash or because they have a legal obligation to answer for the driver’s conduct.
Don’t give up if the other driver in your accident lacked the required insurance coverage. Instead, let a skilled car accident attorney from Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, evaluate your situation and determine your potential options.
What if I can’t afford to pay for a lawyer?
That’s okay. Our car accident injury lawyers represent our clients on a contingent fee basis. Our lawyers work for you without charging an upfront fee or billing by the hour. Instead, the injured accident victim and the lawyer agree that the lawyer will get to keep a percentage of any money recovered in the case as a fee.
To put it another way, a car accident lawyer will usually work for a Pompano Beach crash victim like you without charging you a dime upfront or as your case goes along. The lawyer will only get paid if you get paid. Otherwise, you owe the lawyer nothing.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we work on contingency because we understand the financial strain a car accident can cause. We want everyone who needs our help to have access to it.