Earlier this month, one man was killed and two others injured in what appears to be a failure-to-yield accident in Coral Springs, Florida. According to one local news source, the accident occurred on Coral Ridge Drive, near the intersection of Wiles Road.
Evidently, the driver of a Honda Fit was traveling south on Coral Ridge Drive. He attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Wiles Road when another motorist in a Chevy Corvette crashed into him. The driver of the Honda Fit was immediately taken into the hospital, where he was tragically pronounced dead by hospital workers. The two men in the Chevy Corvette were also taken to the hospital, but their injuries were much less serious and they are both expected to make a full recovery.
At this early juncture, it is unclear what caused the accident. However, one of two possibilities is likely. Either the driver of the Honda Fit failed to yield as he made the left turn in front of the Corvette, or the Corvette was traveling in excess of the speed limit, potentially losing his right-of-way.
Determining Fault After the Fact
In any serious Florida car accident, figuring out who is at fault in the accident is a critical first step in determining who will be able to recover for their injuries from the other party or parties. In some cases, a fault determination is cut-and-dry. However, in others there are no witnesses, those involved don’t exactly remember what happened, and police must recreate the accident scene in an attempt to determine who was at fault.
In these situations, it is critical that an experienced personal injury attorney is retained early on in order to oversee the investigation and potentially conduct an independent investigation of their own into who or what caused the accident.
Many times, accident scenes are very time-sensitive with potentially valuable evidence getting taken away to the scrap yard, or being repaired by an auto-body shop. It is in these kinds of situations where an at-fault party may be able to obscure the lines and prevent an innocent accident victim from recovering for their injuries. To learn more about Florida car accidents, and how to successfully bring a personal injury suit after you have been involved in an accident, contact a dedicated Florida personal injury attorney.
Have You Been Involved in a Serious South Florida Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in any kind of serious Florida auto accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation based on the other driver’s negligence. However, be prepared for a fight. Rarely will a driver (or their insurance company) concede fault for an accident, and even when they do they generally don’t offer fair compensation for the injuries sustained in the accident. Therefore, having an experienced Florida personal injury attorney is invaluable. Call 800-753-5529 to set up a free consultation with a dedicated personal injury attorney today.
See More Blog Posts:
Two Hospitalized in Three-Vehicle Miami-Dade Accident, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published February 23, 2015.
Man Injured in Workplace Injury Recovers $5 Million in Settlement Offer, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published January 13, 2015.