Afternoon traffic in Florida can be gridlocked in certain areas. Drivers should know to remain alert and in control of their vehicles since conditions often change rapidly. A recent motor vehicle accident demonstrates that fact.
Reports do not indicate whether excessive speed, distraction or other factors were the cause of the driver of a pickup truck failing to slow down when highway traffic became congested. Nonetheless, the driver apparently noticed the heavy traffic too late. When he attempted to avoid a collision, he overcorrected. His vehicle struck an SUV, flipping it over.
The injuries and the aftermath
All three occupants of the SUV were wearing their seatbelts, which may have saved their lives. The two male passengers suffered minor injuries, but a woman who was also in the SUV suffered serious injuries. When an accident victim suffers serious injuries, it typically means he or she will be spending a considerable amount of time in the hospital. Serious injuries may involve broken bones, the loss of a limb, damage to internal organs or dangerous blood loss.
Any of these could result in pain and suffering for an extended time and even lead to a lifetime of struggle. In addition to the cost of health care following a motor vehicle accident, victims may lose income when they can’t work due to their injuries. The emotional trauma is also something that should not be minimized. For this reason, Florida accident victims often reach out to legal professionals for advice and guidance in pursuing the compensation they deserve through the civil courts.