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If you were not fully at fault for your car accident, our lawyers can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation for your damages.

To know for sure if you have a case, call Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath at (561) 655-1990.


Steps to take after a car accident


Call 911

The officer will create a report containing the facts and circumstances of the accident. This information will be invaluable to your case.

Exchange policy information

Next, exchange information with the other driver while the police officer is present. Give the other party your name, phone number and email address, and insurance policy information.

Collect evidence

Take pictures of any injuries sustained in the crash, as well as damage to your car and road and weather conditions. You should also ask witnesses for their name and contact information so your attorney can get back in touch when the time comes.

Seek medical attention

Even if you feel mostly fine after the accident, you should still visit the hospital or primary care physician as soon as possible.

Consult a car accident lawyer

As soon as possible after the accident, call our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll let you know if you have a case – if you do, we’ll walk you through next steps and get started on gathering evidence and preparing for negotiation.


Why you should hire a lawyer after being in a car accident


From the moment you’re in an accident, Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is here for you. We’ll help with on-scene investigations, gathering evidence, research, analysis, and helping you choose the best path forward. We will confidently guide you and answer any questions you may have.


We do the heavy lifting so you can recover


We’ll build your case to the fullest, providing the most comprehensive explanation of your injuries, pain, and suffering. We’ll do the heavy lifting for your lawsuit so you can focus on healing


You don’t pay unless and until we win


Giving 110% to clients is our goal, our daily motivation, and the reason why we go to work. We’re not in the settlement business – we’re in the people business, and we’re here to help you recover every cent of what you deserve. Call us today at (561) 655-1990 to schedule your free case consultation.


Make sure you file in time


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In Florida, a driver has four years from the date of the accident to file a claim for injury and/or property damage.

Four years may seem like a long time, but the worst thing you can do is drag your feet and put off filing a claim. The sooner you contact us and get started on your case, the sooner we can prepare for negotiations and trial, and the sooner you’ll receive potential compensation.


How much compensation will I get for my car accident?


Amounts vary from case to case, but all car accident settlements depend on the following:

Severity of your injuries – Injuries requiring expensive and invasive treatments, such as surgery or amputation are worth more than simple or non-serious injuries.
How soon you received treatment – Even if you don’t feel that hurt, never wait to seek medical attention. If you don’t go to the doctor, or if you wait several weeks and finally go, the insurance company may claim your injury isn’t that bad and that they have no obligation to pay you.
Cost of damage to your car or other property damage – You may also claim for severe vehicle damage – or a replacement vehicle if yours was totaled – as well as damaged personal property like a phone or laptop.
Trauma and suffering – Serious car accidents can cause substantial mental and emotional distress. You might not be able to see those injuries, but you can and should be compensated for them if they’ve impacted your day-to-day life.


What type of damages can I claim in my car accident case?


Car accident victims can claim damages including economic and non-economic damages. Our lawyers in West Palm Beach will evaluate your case and help your recover maximum compensation for your damages.


Economic damages


“Economic damages” are any expenses you had to pay that came with a receipt, invoice, or bill. Medical bills and repair invoices are two of the most common types of economic damages.

Other economic damages include:

● Ambulance fees
● Psychiatrist or counseling services
● Travel costs
● Car repair or replacement
● Any items lost or damaged in the accident (phone, tablet, etc)
● Wage compensation

 Lost wages – Wages lost from being injured in the car accident.
 Loss of earning capacity – Inability to do the work once done because of permanent disability due to the accident.
 Loss of future earning capacity – Projected loss of earning potential career path over life.

Make sure you keep any bills or receipts from your injuries or repair/replacement costs for items lost in the accident.


Non-economic damages


Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate. However, an experienced attorney will craft a solid case for you to be compensated for non-economic damages, which may include:

● Pain and suffering
● Disfigurement or scarring
● Emotional anguish
● Reputation loss or damage
● Loss of enjoyment of life
● Loss of consortium or affection
● Shock or humiliation.


Common car accident injuries


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a forceful blow or jolt to the head, and they often come with life-threatening complications.
Spinal cord injury – The enormous force generated in a collision can place so much stress on the spine that the spinal cord can be bruised, pinched, or even cut, causing excruciating pain or paralysis.
Broken bones – Legs, arms, and ribs are among the most common bones broken in car accidents. A broken bone may not seem like a big deal, but it can easily become infected, introducing the possibility of a much more serious condition like sepsis.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Many, if not most people who are in a car accident will experience some form of anxiety or stress afterwards, but when that stress becomes unmanageable and disrupts a person’s sleeping patterns, emotions, and relationships, they may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.


Dealing with insurance after an accident


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Insurance companies are businesses that want to make as much money as they can. Unfortunately for injured people, that often means their claims are undervalued or flat-out denied.


Who is responsible for my bills?


If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else, you should first seek reimbursement from your own personal injury protection (PIP) policy. Florida drivers are required to carry at least $10,000 of PIP insurance, so if your medical treatment costs $10,000 or less, you should be covered.

If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else and your medical bills exceed $10,000, you should consider holding the at-fault party liable for damages. Various parties could be responsible for your crash, including:

● The other driver(s)
● Employer
● Government entity
● Company or business.

Fortunately for injured people, car accident lawyers at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath are relentless in our approach to getting clients compensation. We know the tricks insurance uses to avoid paying our clients, and we’re here to push through those tricks and get you the compensation you deserve.


Cost of hiring a car accident lawyer


At Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, you don’t pay unless and until we win your case. That’s how confident we are in our ability to get you full compensation.

We’ll even cover court costs for you, because we understand that money is tight for injured people who have had to pay bills while out of work. Call (561) 655-1990 today for your free case consultation.


Contact a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer for your free consultation


You shouldn’t be on the hook for medical bills and related expenses if you were hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. Our firm charges nothing upfront, and you only pay if we win your case.

Schedule a free consultation with us by calling (561) 655-1990.

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