Whether it’s just a small fender bender or a serious crash that stops traffic for hours, car accidents are usually an extremely stressful event for everyone involved. When car accidents involve multiple vehicles and a series of collisions, however, the stress and danger of the situation are amplified. These types of collisions, otherwise known as Florida chain-reaction car accidents, occur when they involve three or more vehicles and can often have devastating consequences.
In a recent news article, a deadly multi-vehicle truck accident shut down a major Florida highway. The collision involved a rolled-over cement truck and several other trucks along a significant stretch of the road. According to local authorities, there is at least one confirmed death following the accident.
In Florida, chain reaction accidents are all too common. Following these collisions, figuring out how the accident actually took place is rarely simple or straightforward. If there were multiple drivers involved, it immediately becomes complicated as parties try to determine who hit who and what was the actual cause of the accident. These determinations are often messy and may require a professional accident reconstruction expert or team to assess the issue or conduct an investigation before moving forward.
When individuals who have been injured in a Florida chain-reaction accident decide to bring a lawsuit for compensation, they often do not understand the intricacies of handling such a claim. This is why potential plaintiffs are advised to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how to navigate the laws and requirements of these claims.
For a potential plaintiff seeking to establish that a particular party or parties were negligent in causing a chain reaction accident, the potential plaintiff must prove that the party or parties had a legal duty to them to exercise reasonable care while driving on the road, that the duty was breached, the breach caused their injury, and that there was an injury sustained by the potential plaintiff. If all of these elements are not satisfied, potential plaintiffs may experience difficulties receiving the full amount of compensation they are asking for.
Following a chain reaction accident, significant injuries are extremely common. Given the severity of these collisions, back and neck injuries or even significant traumatic brain injuries or death are commonplace in the aftermath of these accidents. Potential plaintiffs who have experienced serious injuries may be eligible to receive compensation for costs related to their medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage from the accident. Accident victims may also be able to obtain compensation for their non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Do You Need a Florida Accident Attorney?
If you or someone you know has been recently injured or killed in a Florida car accident, contact the attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing all types of personal injury clients in matters such as car accidents, insurance issues, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death. To schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our team today, contact us at 877-448-8585.