Determining fault in Miami vehicle accidents is not always as straightforward as it may seem. In some cases, the nature of the injuries sustained prevents those involved from accurately remembering what happened in the moments leading up to the accident. In other cases, so many vehicles are involved in an accident that it is difficult for authorities to determine who was at fault and who was merely an innocent victim of another’s negligent or reckless driving.
In most accidents involving serious injury or death, an accident reconstructionist is called in to help recreate the accident so that authorities have a better idea of what caused the accident. This can be very important for insurance issues as well as to help determine if any of the parties involved should face criminal charges for their role in the accident. While this is not a primary function of an accident reconstruction, it may also be used to help those injured in the accident obtain compensation for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.
After a serious accident, people injured as a result are left with more than just their physical injuries. They must also deal with the emotional aftermath. Add to the mix mounting medical expenses and time away from work, and it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Florida law allows for those who suffer a serious injury in the wake of an accident to seek compensation though a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Recent 11-Vehicle Accident in Miami Leaves One Dead
Earlier this week, an accident involving 11 vehicles left one woman dead and sent seven other people to local area hospitals. Four of those people were admitted in serious condition. According to a report by the Miami Herald, the accident occurred at the intersection of Northwest Seventh Street and 17th Avenue.
Evidently, a city-owned dump truck crashed into the back of an occupied taxi cab, causing a chain-reaction accident that involved a total of 11 vehicles. Homicide investigators responded to the scene, numbering each of the vehicles involved in the fatal accident in hopes of better understanding the chain of events that led to each of the 11 vehicles’ involvement. At this time, the team is still working through the accident, and no firm information has been passed down to the public about the cause of the accident.
Have You Been Injured in a Florida Auto Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Florida car accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to help you recover the costs associated with your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your case, this may include amounts for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you sustained in the accident. To learn more about personal injury cases arising from Miami car accidents, call one of the skilled advocates at the South Florida law firm of Cecere Santana. At Cecere Santana, we understand that being involved in an accident is a traumatic life event, and we work with our clients to help them seek the compensation they deserve. Call 800-753-5529 to set up a free consultation with an attorney today.
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