Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A.
Serving The Florida Panhandle : Free Consultations
local: 850-332-0476 toll-free: 877-313-6880
Contact Menu Request A Free Consultation >
View Our Practice Areas

Overcorrecting has led to numerous motor vehicle accidents

Even though driving students are taught how to handle a passenger car, there is often no substitute for experience when it comes to regaining control of it when something goes wrong. Fortunately, most drivers are rarely -- if ever -- put into a situation where they have to do so. However, this could explain the fact that many drivers overcorrect and cause numerous motor vehicle accidents here in Florida and elsewhere.

For example, a pickup truck was headed east on a Florida city street. Somehow, the driver lost control of the vehicle, and it crossed into the oncoming lane of travel. The driver attempted to regain control of the pickup. However, when she did so, she overcorrected.

The momentum created by her actions caused the pickup to begin to spin before flipping onto its side. The vehicle then slid, and its roof slammed into a utility pole. It finally came to rest on the driver's side on the south shoulder of the roadway. The driver survived the crash and was in serious condition at an area hospital at last report. Her passenger, however, died as a result of the injuries she suffered in the impact. 

As the Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash, the family of the deceased passenger retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver. Should the evidence establish that she was negligent, and that her actions caused the death of their loved one, a civil court could consider an award of damages. Any restitution received from a successfully litigated claim could help with the financial losses often incurred in the aftermath of deadly motor vehicle accidents.

Source:, "One killed in Perdido Key single car crash", Kristie Henderson, Sept. 4, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Should you file a personal injury claim? Ask Tom.

Contact us today, or call 850-434-8778, to secure an initial consultation. If your serious injury prevents you from traveling to see us, we will come to you. Overnight messages and emails are promptly returned and we have two conveniently located law offices to serve you.

Pensacola Office
601 North Baylen Street
Pensacola, FL 32501

Toll Free: 877-313-6880
Phone: 850-332-0476
Phone: 850-434-8778
Fax: 850-469-1005
Pensacola Law Office Map

Panama City Office
929 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401

Toll Free: 877-313-6880
Phone: 850-332-0476
Phone: 850-785-8011
Fax: 850-469-1005
Panama City Law Office Map