Earlier this week in Eglin, two vehicles collided on State Road 123 in what appeared to be a head-on collision. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred shortly after 4:30 in the afternoon last Thursday.
Evidently, the collision involved a pick-up truck and a van. One man and one woman were taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center by ambulance. Another man was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. A fourth man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency workers. There was also one dog killed in the accident and another seriously injured.
The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident, hoping to learn more about the cause of the fatal traffic accident. No citations have been issued yet, but that may change as the investigation is completed.
Head-On Collisions in Florida
Head-on collisions are some of the most serious types of accidents, and they can occur for fairly obvious reasons. Unlike other types of accidents that involve only glancing contact between two vehicles, a head-on collision involves full frontal contact, often at a high speed. These accidents often lead to tragic results.
Like most other kinds of serious traffic accidents, head-on collisions are almost always caused by at least one party’s negligent conduct. Whether it is distracted driving, drunk driving, or aggressive driving, there is usually at least one culpable party in a head-on collision.
Determining Fault in Florida Accidents
After a serious accident occurs, the authorities will conduct an investigation into what occurred. Often, this investigation is sufficient to determine who caused the accident and who the true accident victim was. However, in some cases an official investigation will not adequately determine who was at fault for the accident. In these cases, a supplemental investigation may be required by an experienced personal injury attorney to determine who is legally at fault in the accident.
Liability in Florida Car Accidents
Once a party is determined to be liable for an accident, he or she may be held liable to any and all accident victims involved in the accident. In order to hold the person at fault liable, however, each accident victim will need to prove that the defendant’s negligent actions caused or contributed to his or her injuries. To learn more about how to bring a successful Florida personal injury case, contact a dedicated Florida accident attorney.
Have You Been Involved in a Serious Florida Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious Florida car accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation based on another driver’s negligent conduct. In many cases, more than one person is responsible for an accident. In some cases, the accident victim is partially at fault for the accident. In Florida, this will not defeat an accident victim’s claim against the other drivers. If you would like to speak to a dedicated personal injury attorney about your case, call 800-753-5529 to set up a free consultation with a dedicated attorney.
More Blog Posts:
Are You a Victim of Personal Injury?, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published August 26, 2014.
Save Money on Auto Insurance, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published July 23, 2014.