A 9-year-old boy was left critically injured after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. A 50-year-old man was killed when he was struck head-on by someone attempting to pass in a no-passing zone. Eleven people were killed in a massive pileup on Interstate 75, another 18 went to the hospital.
These are just a few of the auto accidents that have occurred in Florida recently. The devastation caused by car accidents is always unexpected. Surviving drivers of the I-75 pileup reported dramatically limited visibility when driving into a thick wall of smoke and fog. There was no way to anticipate the catastrophe that lay ahead.
While car accidents just about always take us by surprise, most accidents are also preventable. The consequences of preventable auto accidents can have far-reaching, life-changing effects. Injuries may cause loss of life, permanent physical impairment, or mental disability from traumatic brain injury.
If you were involved in a preventable car accident that was not your fault, you deserve compensation for the impact your injuries have had on your life. Horrific, catastrophic auto accidents are unfortunately often the result of someone’s carelessness, and negligent drivers should be held accountable for the tragedies they cause.
If you live in Orlando, Florida and have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact experienced auto accident attorney Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a consultation.