In the last few days, a number of catastrophic accidents have claimed the lives of Floridians, including a pedestrian, motorcyclist, and motorist:
- A 53-year-old man was tragically killed July 10th after he was hit by a car on Seminole Boulevard, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The fatal accident occurred at 5:11 a.m. at Seminole Boulevard at Walsingham Road. According to the news report, a vehicle was travelling north near the intersection, when at the same time, the pedestrian was crossing the middle of the intersection. It was unclear if the victim was in the crosswalk when he was struck. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he later passed away.
- A 49-year-old Spring Hill man was killed July 11th when he was riding his motorcycle in Hernando County, and a vehicle turned in front of him. The crash occurred at the intersection of County Line Road and Ruskin Avenue. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he passed away of his injuries later that day.
- A fiery crash on Interstate 75 near Wildwood on July 12th took the life of a 31-year-old Spring Hill man, Tampa Bay Times reported. The collision was reported at about 7:25 a.m. near milepost 321. According to the news report, a man from Dade City was driving a tanker truck when he had to slow for stopped traffic. The vehicle behind him, driven by the Spring Hill man, was not able to stop and crashed into the back of the truck. The collision caused about 250 gallons of fuel to spill and the truck to catch fire.
Our thoughts go out to the families of all of these tragic crashes. Unfortunately, they are just a few of many fatal traffic collisions this year. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there have been nearly 1,700 fatalities from traffic accidents in 2021, and more than 118,400 injuries. Many of these accidents are caused by negligent and reckless drivers – and entirely preventable.
What to Do Following a Crash in Florida
If you or a loved one has been involved in a devastating traffic accident caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions, you have legal rights and options to pursue compensation for your injuries or loved one’s wrongful death. Before you accept a settlement from an insurance company, speak with a lawyer. You may be entitled for far more than is initially offered. Personal injury attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no legal fees unless money is recovered for you.
Get a Free Consultation with a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
The Coleman Law Group has more than a decade of experience fighting for the rights of those who have been hurt, or lost someone in a heartbreaking accident. We offer a free consultation to answer your questions and review your legal options to pursue a claim. If we represent you, we will not charge any legal fees unless we recover money for you.