Driving safely is a duty that all drivers have when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. For drivers who don’t take that duty very seriously, accidents can occur. These accidents can often involve other vehicles and can cause serious injury or death. A recent accident in Florida left five people injured.
The issue that caused the accident was that one driver didn’t seem to pay attention to what was going on around her. She turned into the path of an oncoming truck. The man’s truck hit the right rear of the woman’s vehicle. His truck then flipped over and landed on its roof.
The man was seriously injured in the car accident. Four other people suffered from minor injures that necessitated treatment at the hospital.
It seems that if the female driver had only paid attention to what she was doing, she might have been able to avoid the accident by not turning in front of the man’s truck. This accident is a very serious reminder that any distractions while driving or driving in an unsafe manner for any reason can cause accidents that can affect other people.
Anyone who has been injured in a car accident that was caused by a driver’s negligence has the right to seek compensation for those injuries. This compensation might help to cover medical bills and other expenses related to the injuries suffered in the accident. Because the process is very involved and can be complex, understanding the applicable laws is vital to ensure that you present your case properly in accordance with the law.
Source: NWF Daily News, “5 people hurt in Crestview car accident” Tom McLaughlin, Jul. 05, 2014