Wrong-way driving is a bad idea, not only for the driver but also for the drivers who are actually driving in the correct direction. In fact, wrong-way driving is a serious offense that can lead to major consequences. One such wrong-way accident recently occurred On State Road 836.
According to news reports, a black Hyundai was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of State Road 836 and struck a white Nissan head on in the early hours of the day. The impact was so severe that one of the cars caught fire and the driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai was injured and was taken to a nearby hospital trauma center.
The Florida Highway Patrol attended to the crash and it is conducting the investigation into the accident and charges are expected to the filed against the driver of the Hyundai.
Victims can fight back
Suffering a serious injury in a car accident can turn your life upside down. The physical recovery can be grueling, but it’s often just the beginning of a long struggle back to normal.
You may also be faced with medical debt, lost wages, and mental trauma. Coming to grip with such dire circumstances is never easy, but it’s made even more difficult if your injuries were caused by negligence or wrongdoing.
Unfortunately, thousands of Americans are injured every year because someone acts irresponsibly behind the wheel.
Thankfully, victims have rights under Florida law. They can file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible to obtain compensation for the injuries they suffered.
The first step is contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer. If cost is a concern, many lawyers offer a free initial consultation at no out of pocket cost to the client.