Auto Accidents

Your Personal Injury Specialists Experienced in All Types of Motor Vehicle Cases

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Have you been the victim of an auto accident? Or has a family member been injured or tragically killed? We know what a difficult time this is, and how important it is to choose the right car accident attorney.

We deal with all kinds of personal injury automotive cases, including (but not limited to):

As the leading auto accident firm in South Florida, our board-certified lawyers are committed to your case and its best possible outcome.

Attorneys Adam Balkan, John Patterson and Leah Charbonnet formed their practice to further their mission of assisting the victims of negligent actions. And they will stop at nothing to ensure Florida residents are protected to the fullest extent.

Holding Responsible Parties Accountable for Your Injuries

Welcome to Balkan, Patterson & Charbonnet.

Our team of attorneys constitutes a highly successful Boca Raton personal injury law firm aggressively fighting on your behalf. We’re passionate about representing injured victims and their families.

When you or a loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of others, you need a firm that can pursue the law to its fullest extent. Our attorneys won’t bend to the will of other attorneys or back down against a large corporation or insurance company.

Our track record on auto accident cases is impressive, and, as board certified trial attorneys, we can achieve your highest and best result by being prepared to take your case to trial if a fair settlement is not forthcoming.


In the wake of a car accident, the responsible party is counting on you to not seek justice. They hope that you will delay seeking medical attention and miss opportunities to collect necessary evidence. Even worse, they may try to blame you for an accident that they caused.

Adam Balkan, John Patterson & Leah Charbonnet will not stand for this kind of negligence and mistreatment. In your corner, they will force the at-fault party (or parties) to come to terms with the consequences of their behavior. More importantly, Balkan, Patterson & Charbonnet will ensure that you receive every penny of damages owed.


Personal injury claims can take a long time to resolve. At-fault parties hope you grow weary of the process and walk away. But doing so will leave you and your family to potentially suffer for decades to come.

Instead, the team at Balkan, Patterson & Charbonnet will help you settle into a patient rhythm and not back down from your case. They will take care of the complicated details of your auto accident case for as long as it takes.


Your injuries, financial difficulty, and family’s well-being are personal to you; therefore, your personal injury claim is also personal to us.

You will not be left to tackle these life-altering challenges by yourself. We feel strongly that you deserve as many resources as possible to help you recover and move on from the tragedy of your auto accident.

Car Accidents in Florida

Florida is different from other states when it comes to assigning fault and the way personal injury claims are handled. Additionally, the role of your and the other driver’s insurance can seem a bit unfair at first glance.

However, as long as you follow the process of getting medical treatment and notifying the right people of your accident, you have options to seek compensation for your injuries.


Yes, Florida is a no-fault state. What this means is that your insurance is responsible for any property damage or injuries you sustain after an accident.

That’s why Florida requires its registered drivers to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Additionally, the state requires drivers to maintain an auto insurance policy of $10,000 of property damage liability insurance, as well as $10,000 in bodily injury coverage per individual. These are minimum requirements, and some people choose to carry more.

The trouble with this setup is that if you or someone you love suffered a serious injury in an auto accident, it is likely that your insurance and PIP will not cover all your expenses.

That’s why you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim after an auto accident in the state of Florida. Just because Florida is a no-fault state for insurance purposes does not mean that you can’t hold the responsible party accountable for their recklessness and negligence.


Your insurance is supposed to cover your medical costs. However, PIP will only cover 80% of those expenses, and your bodily insurance coverage could max out before all your bills are paid.

Between your deductible and any costs exceeding your insurance policy caps, you could end up paying nearly all of your medical bills out of pocket or through your health insurance


According to Florida law, you must seek medical attention within two weeks of your car accident to file a personal injury claim. Even if you walked away from your accident and feel fine, many symptoms of serious injury may not manifest themselves immediately.


In many cases, it is in everyone’s best interest to settle and save on legal costs. Still, some auto accident settlement offers are generous while others are completely unreasonable.

Attorneys Adam Balkan, John Patterson & Leah Charbonnet are highly experienced at knowing whether or not taking a settlement after an auto accident is in your best interest. At-fault parties desperately hope that your case doesn’t get to trial. As such, we are never afraid to go to trial on your behalf.

Contact Us Today

At Balkan, Patterson & Charbonnet; our Boca Raton personal injury law firm takes cases to protect the public, to protect consumers, and to make sure that everyone has the opportunity for justice.

Our team handles personal injuries, accidents and class actions in Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Parkland, Coral Springs, and all over the State of Florida. We have the resources to pursue those at fault, and the experts to understand and support your claim.

Call us to speak in confidence about your auto accident, truck or motorcycle accident – the consultation is FREE. You can reach us at 561-750-9191.