Last weekend, a serious car accident sent three people to the hospital in Pensacola. According to police, the crash happened around 11 p.m. Sunday night. Although few details were provided as to what may have caused the wreck, we do know that two cars collided at the intersection of Saufley Field Road and Mobile Highway. Fortunately, none of the victims' injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
Imagine being involved in a car crash like this. Maybe you are driving home from an event or ran out to grab some groceries, when all of a sudden you are hit by another car. What would go through your mind? If there was anyone else in the car with you, you would probably check to see if they are OK. Then you might notice pain of your own. After you are taken to a hospital by ambulance, doctors determine that you'll be ok with some minor treatment. While you are thankful to be in good shape, you now have to face the damage to your car and the impending medical bills. If you don't have money saved up for a situation like this, what can you do?
Fortunately, car accident victims who were injured by another person's negligence may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against another driver. If the driver who caused the crash was texting while driving, intoxicated or even speeding, he or she can be held accountable for the damage that was caused.
No one should have to face financial challenges brought on by someone else's poor judgment. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, an injured victim may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills and other related damages.
Source: Pensacola News-Journal, "Three injured in Sunday night wreck," Rhema Thompson, July 8, 2013