Three Florida residents were killed in a devastating crash in Miami Lakes earlier this month. The accident occurred on April 8 on a busy stretch of Miami Lakes Drive near the intersection with North Miami Lakeway Road. According to a local news report, just after 1:00 a.m. the driver of a Nissan Altima lost control of the vehicle, hit a wall, and ended up wrapped around a light pole. When police arrived at the scene, they were unable to remove the victims from the wreckage of the badly damaged car, although it was clear that all three occupants had been killed by the initial impact.
The wrecked car was taken to the medical examiner’s office, along with the victims’ bodies inside it. According to the news report, none of the occupants was wearing seat belts when the accident occurred, and police believe that speed played a role in the cause of the crash.
The Increased Danger of Late-Night and Early-Morning Driving
Driving at night is often more dangerous than daytime driving, and a resident quoted in the news report told the reporter that the section of road where the fatal accident occurred is especially dangerous in the overnight hours. The low light and poor visibility make one reason that the danger is increased at night. Drivers are also more likely to be tired or fatigued during the overnight hours. Additionally, intoxicated driving is more common at night. All of these factors combine to demonstrate that drivers should use the utmost caution when traveling at night or in the early morning.
How to Obtain Compensation from the Parties Responsible for an Accident
After a Florida car accident, the victims and their families can face unbelievable expenses related to the crash. These expenses are often incurred at a time when the victim is still recovering from the injuries of the accident, and it can be extremely difficult for accident victims to have any peace of mind in the aftermath of an accident. Insurance companies are often quick to offer low-ball settlements to injured victims, often before the details of the accident have been revealed. Victims who are in a state of shock and financial hardship will be tempted to accept the insurance company’s offer so they can get some compensation and help with the expenses, but it is important for a victim to discuss their case with a qualified accident attorney before accepting any settlement offers.
Have You Been in an Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Florida auto accident, the dedicated attorneys at Cecere Santana Castrillon can help you make a strong case for recovery. At Cecere Santana Castrillon, we have represented clients in all types of Florida injury and wrongful death cases, including single-vehicle car accidents. Contact us before accepting any offers and make sure that you are able to get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us with the online form or call 800-753-5529 to schedule a free consultation today.
See More Blog Posts:
Two Hospitalized in Three-Vehicle Miami-Dade Accident, Cecere Santana Castrillon Injury Lawyers Blog, published February 23, 2015.
Fatal Left-Turn Accident in Coral Springs Claims One Man’s Life, Injures Two Others, Cecere Santana Castrillon Injury Lawyers Blog, published March 16, 2015.