A Fort Lauderdale pedestrian narrowly escaped what would have been fatal injury by literally jumping out of the path of a two-car collision. The drivers of the two cars weren’t as fortunate, however, and were transported to Broward General Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. The traffic camera company that monitors red light runners at the intersection captured video of the accident and released it to the public as a deterrent for those who run red lights.
All too often, news headlines tell the story of yet another child being hit by a car. And last month, a nine-year-old Coral Springs boy made such headlines when he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. The boy was transported by helicopter to a Broward hospital in serious condition. According to a Coral Springs Fire Rescue spokesman, the driver remained at the scene of the accident.
When you’re in a public place in Pembroke Pines and you slip and fall, your first instinct is to pop back up, smile, and brush off the embarrassment with an “I’m fine” and go on about your day. However, there are two extremely important things to consider: What caused you to fall? Are you really okay?
Interstate 75 in Pembroke Pines was the scene of a fatal auto accident last month in a scenario that is all too familiar to any accident attorney in Pembroke Pines. A compact car ran into the left rear fender of a pick-up truck causing the truck to overturn and killing the pick-up’s driver. The car sustained an estimated $15,000 worth of damage in the weekday afternoon crash, according to the accident report released by the Florida Highway Patrol. Charges are pending against the driver of the car following the outcome of the investigation.
When most Plantation residents envision a serious auto accident, they imagine vehicles traveling at high speeds on the highway or a red light that’s been run at an intersection resulting in a high impact collision. However, the reality is that a serious wreck can occur even when one of the vehicles involved is immobile. Regardless of the circumstances, if you have sustained injuries in a wreck for which you were not responsible, a Plantation auto accident attorney should be immediately consulted in order to determine the extent to which you may be able to pursue financial compensation towards your medical expenses.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you may have already heard the suggestion from family of friends that you should consult with a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer regarding the filing of a lawsuit. If you haven’t, the suggestion is no doubt forthcoming. However, you may have also heard from other family or friends that if you file such a suit it will make you look like someone who is only looking to make money off of your loved one’s death. Despite the perception of those friends and relatives, however, a wrongful death suit may be advisable.
Almost every driver in Coral Springs has engaged in speeding at some point. Sometimes, it is the result of inattention, and when we look down at the speedometer and realize that we are over the limit, we take our foot off the gas pedal and slow down. Others are well aware of their advanced speed and have purposefully pushed the needle well above the posted limit. Because drivers know that driving above the posted speed limit increases the risk for an accident, those who do so on purpose and cause personal injury to another could be held liable for negligence and reckless driving. If you have been injured by a driver who was driving at excessive speeds, a personal injury attorney in Coral Springs can help you to pursue compensation.
If you have been injured while on the property of a Pembroke Pines business or residence, you could be eligible for compensation. An injury attorney who serves the Pembroke Pines area can review your accident in order to ascertain the extent to which it may be a premises liability or “slip and fall” injury case. In most instances, whether or not you could be entitled to remuneration from the property owner will depend upon your reasons for being on the property and if the owner provided for your reasonable safety while you were on the property.
If you have been in an accident in the Fort Lauderdale area, you may have suffered a personal injury that did not present symptoms until days or maybe even weeks after the accident. That is why it is so important to speak with an accident lawyer prior to accepting any settlements from an insurance company. Insurance companies often seek to settle accident claims in a hurry, but when you accept an initial offer for a settlement from an insurance company in the days following an accident, you must often cede any right to pursue further compensation, even if serious symptoms arise.
If Fort Lauderdale residents have heard the question from friends and family who live elsewhere in the nation, they have heard it multiple times: What about the storms? It is not an unreasonable question despite the fact that those of us who live in the area may tire of hearing it. The fact is, we know that we live in an area that is susceptible to hurricanes and other tropical storms, which is why the majority of property owners in the area go to great pains to ensure that they have purchased appropriate and adequate insurance. That is why it can be incredibly infuriating when claims are denied after a storm does make landfall in the Fort Lauderdale area.