Since getting around in Florida generally requires driving and being a passenger in a motor vehicle, there is an inherent trust that is placed in other drivers that they will adhere to the rules of the road and behave safely and appropriately when behind the wheel. Today, that is generally considered not driving while distracted, not being under the influence and obeying all traffic laws. However, the basics still apply including stopping at stop signs and red lights and following all rules for safety. If they do not, it can cause an auto accident with injuries and fatalities. Victims must be aware of their rights to seek compensation after such a collision.
A two-vehicle auto accident led to an 18-year-old girl being injured and the driver of the vehicle that hit hers being charged. The accident occurred in the evening at around 7:15 p.m. The female driver who was charged was at a stop sign. The teen driver was heading west. The first driver went into the intersection and crashed into the teen's vehicle. That car spun around and crashed into a pole and then a tree. The first driver had minor injuries. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor. She was charged with failure to yield. The teen was taken to the hospital and was reportedly in serious condition.
Auto accidents can happen without warning at any time, day or night. People who are simply minding their own business and driving safely can be injured and lose their lives in a split second due to the negligent and illegal behaviors of another driver. With injuries, there will be hospitalization, treatments, medical costs and possible long-term damage. The person's career path or education can be interrupted and the family could be forced to care for an injured loved one for a long time. When there is a fatality, there will be funeral expenses and personal concerns that must be addressed. A lawsuit is frequently the only way to recover adequate compensation.
A young woman was injured when another vehicle went through a stop sign before it was clear to do so and the vehicles collided. The first driver was charged for her offense. With all the teen will face after the accident, she must make certain that she is fully protected. Consulting with a law firm that has experience in many types of car accidents is the wise step to move forward with a lawsuit to be compensated for all she has lost.