Jupiter Car Accident Lawyers

Injured in a car accident in Jupiter? You’re in the right place. Speak with our Florida car accident lawyers, who have experience settling cases in Jupiter, FL. We’re ready to fight for your legal rights and Demand More ®! Call ASAP for a 100% free consultation regarding your personal injury case.

In many circumstances, our clients are entitled to seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical costs, and other expenses due to the negligence of others. Most personal injury cases are settled outside of court. But, if we must go to trial, we’re ready. Our Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a prestigious accreditation only 1% of all Florida lawyers have achieved, will act on your behalf to get the job done.

Voted ‘Best-of-the-Best’ in the personal injury category of The Palm Beach Post, Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers’ 30+ years of experience means we have what it takes to get you the help you deserve.

Call our Florida attorneys now to discuss your car accident case and Demand More ®!

When Auto Accidents Happen›

Palm Beach County suffers 10,000 injury accidents every year. The medical consequences of a severe car accident can be painful, debilitating, or even tragic. The aftermath of a personal injury can be a traumatic time marked by worry, fear, and physical distress. Although financial distress is not a problem that you need to add to your existing trauma, outstanding medical bills can mount quickly, particularly if your injuries require significant time away from your job.

When you are injured as a result of someone else’s careless driving, whether as a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, personal injury law protects your right to total compensation for every single penny of your losses – as long as you know how to enforce your rights by navigating your way through ’s a complex personal injury and civil procedure infrastructure.

Most car accident victims do not possess this kind of expertise. Fortunately, enforcing your rights in the aftermath of a car accident, whether in a courtroom or at the settlement table, is what we do for a living. The car accident attorneys at Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers are experienced, aggressive, principled, and fearless. We are not afraid to take on greedy insurance companies or fight aggressively for our clients in court. What sets us apart from other firms, however, is that we treat our clients the way we would want to be treated under the same circumstances:

  • If we cannot take your call, we will get back to you within 24 hours or less.
  • We will explain the legal issues of your case in plain English (rather than incomprehensible “legalese”).
  • We understand and can explain medical issues such as treatment, physical therapy, and long-term care.
  • We take a personal approach to our clients, unlike many large law firms that work on an “assembly line” basis. That means you will have plenty of opportunities to work with Brian personally. Brian’s work with many accident victims has taught him understanding, empathy, and compassion toward his clients.

The Nuts and Bolts of Victory

To win a personal injury claim arising from a car accident, you will need to prove the following three elements (under a “more likely than not” standard, not the more stringent “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard).

  • The defendant’s conduct was negligent (or worse). “Negligence” is legalese for carelessness. Every driver is charged with the legal responsibility of exercising reasonable care while driving on roads. Those who fail to do so must take responsibility for this failure if they injure someone. Driving while intoxicated or even following too closely can be the basis for a legal claim.
  • Causation: The defendant’s negligence must have caused the accident. Typically, this is obvious; however, in some cases, it is not so obvious. Even if the defendant was dead drunk at the time of the accident, they might be able to successfully defend themself by showing that the accident would have happened (and would have been equally severe) even if the driver had been sober.
  • Damages: You must be able to prove that you suffered some quantifiable loss as a result of the accident. Although a good scare is not enough, once a physical injury is proven, it is possible to recover from certain types of psychological distress.

The Amount of Damages

Although there is no exact formula to determine how much money you can win in a personal injury lawsuit, we will fight to ensure that you receive as much as possible. The amount you end up with depends on the seriousness of your injuries, the evidence available (witnesses, for example), the disposition of the judge and jury (if your case goes to court), and, to no small extent, the skill of your personal injury attorney. Your total amount will be based on components such as:

  • Outstanding medical bills.
  • Reimbursement for medical bills already paid.
  • Estimated future medical bills: This calculation could get complicated and tricky if you suffer long-term injuries, which is one of the reasons why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you decide how much to demand.
  • Lost earnings: This amount can reimburse you for anything from time off work to the complete loss of your career.
  • Non-economic damages: Non-economic damages can include reimbursement for physical pain and suffering and other intangible damages such as loss of enjoyment of life. The amount of non-economic damages you receive might far exceed the damages you receive for all other losses combined.
  • Incidental expenses: Many incidental expenses, such as travel expenses and child care, can be reimbursed if they arise from the accident.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What if the victim died in the crash? Does the claim die with them?

No. Florida has enacted a statute that allows the personal representative of the deceased victim’s estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The measure of damages, however, is different from that of a personal injury lawsuit. You can recover for medical and funeral expenses, the value of financial support provided to surviving relatives, lost wages that the deceased could have earned if they had lived, loss of importance of the victim’s probate estate, loss of companionship and guidance, and psychological suffering (if the deceased was a child).

My accident happened a while ago. Is there a deadline for filing a lawsuit?

Yes. Like every other state, Florida has passed statute limitations that set deadlines by which you must file a lawsuit. All you must do to beat the statute of limitations is to file the case and have your application accepted by the court. Once this happens, you won’t need to worry about the statute of limitations, no matter how long it takes to resolve the case.

In Florida, the deadline for the personal injury statute of limitations is usually four years after the date of the accident. In a wrongful death case, the statute of limitations deadline usually is four years from the date that the victim died. One of the worst mistakes you can make in handling a claim is allowing an insurance company to use delaying tactics to lull you into missing the statute of limitations deadline. Once this happens, your claim is almost certainly dead.

What if I was partly to blame for the accident?

Florida’s “pure comparative fault” personal injury compensation system does not automatically bar you from winning a lawsuit, even if you were partly to blame for the accident. Once a court determines that more than one party was responsible for the accident, it will assign fault to each party on a percentage basis and deduct a percentage from each party’s damages in exact proportion to the rate of fault.

Suppose, for example, you were 25 percent at fault for the accident, and your damages were $100,000. The court would reduce your damages by 25 percent of $100,000, or $25,000, leaving you with $75,000. You would also become liable for paying 25 percent of the other party’s damages if they filed a counterclaim against you. If the damages were more than $300,000, you could still end up in the hole.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer, or will any lawyer do?

It would be best if you had a personal injury lawyer.

A common saying in the legal profession is that “the law touches everything.” This means that just every activity in life has been regulated to one degree or the other. Because of this, “the law” is an extensive topic, and lawyers typically specialize in one field or another as soon as they pass the bar exam. Asking a lawyer specializing in one area to handle a case in another field would be like asking a heart surgeon to perform brain surgery.

What if I don’t have enough money to fund a lawsuit?

You won’t need any if you work with us. If you have a strong case, we will work on a “no win, no pay” basis – if you lose, you pay nothing, but if you win, we receive a percentage of your verdict or settlement. We’re that confident in our ability to represent you successfully.

Injured In A Jupiter Car Accident? Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers Today

At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we take our profession seriously. We work with the professionalism and strategic mindset of decades of experience in the local court system. At the same time, we offer our clients the individualized attention that only the best Jupiter car accident lawyers can offer. For your free initial consultation, call 561-202-6673 or submit your questions on our online request form. Take action today – the clock is ticking on your case.