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

Loss of life is possible in serious motor vehicle accidents

Too many Florida residents are familiar with the fact that one mistake behind the wheel can lead to tragedy. Loss of life is always possible in serious motor vehicle accidents, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to who lives and who dies. For those who are considered lucky enough to survive, serious injuries can have lifelong implications.

At approximately noon on a recent Saturday afternoon, two vehicles were headed in opposite directions on S.R. 300. At that time, one of the vehicles driven by a 70-year-old man inexplicably veered into the oncoming lane of traffic directly into the path of the other vehicle, which was operated by a 53-year-old woman. The resulting head-on collision was devastating.

The drivers of both vehicles suffered fatal injuries in the impact. The three passengers in the elderly man's vehicle and the passenger in the woman's vehicle all suffered injuries that were considered to be serious, and they were all transported to hospitals in the area. Their current conditions are not known. The accident occurred on the bridge into St. George Island, which was closed by the Florida Highway Patrol while they conducted their investigation into the accident.

The family of the deceased woman and the surviving passengers retain the right to file wrongful death and personal injury claims, as applicable, against the estate of the deceased driver. If the evidence establishes that his negligence caused or contributed to the serious or fatal injuries suffered, damages seen in other motor vehicle accidents could be awarded. Premature deaths and serious injuries are often accompanied by significant financial losses, and any restitution received could help offset those losses.

Source:, "Accident investigation closes major Franklin Co. bridge for hours", Nov. 5, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Free Consultation Always | Contingency Fees Only | "Ask Tom" Today

All our work is done on contingency, so our clients don't have to worry about fees, which represent a percentage of the compensation they ultimately receive Contact us for a free consultation about your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

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

Review Us