With all the vehicles traveling on Florida roads, it is not surprising that so many collisions occur. Many of them result from negligent driving, often leaving innocent passengers and/or others suffering severe personal injury. This was the case in a recent auto accident in Jefferson County.
An accident report prepared by the Florida Highway Patrol indicate that a collision occurred on US-19 shortly before 9 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. They say a seriously injured 78-year-old driver of a sedan was rushed to a hospital in Tallahassee. Reportedly, that driver was eastbound on the roadway when another vehicle turned from the highway onto a county road. This driver allegedly failed to yield and turned directly into the path of the sedan.
The driver who failed to yield, along with three of his passengers suffered minor injuries. A 20-year-old female passenger in that car was was admitted to a hospital with serious injuries. Authorities say the alleged at-fault driver had no driver’s license, and he is also facing a charge of failure to yield the right of way.
Victims of car accidents in Florida may face long-term consequences — both health-related and financial. If their injuries are the result of another party’s negligence, they will be entitled to pursue claims for financial relief. Navigating a civil lawsuit is a complicated process, and an experienced personal injury attorney can be a valuable asset in an injured victim’s corner. Legal counsel can provide the necessary guidance to pursue recovery of medical expenses, lost wages and other economic losses along with compensation for emotional damages such as pain and suffering.
Source: wctv.tv, “Two seriously injured in Jefferson County crash“, Aubrey Brown, March 8, 2018