Fort Lauderdale Auto Accident Lawyer
Most people believe that they’re safe from car accidents when they’re relaxing at home with their family and friends. It happens, though. One family found both their home and their families in the middle of a two-vehicle car crash that left six people injured.
According to authorities, the accident occurred in the 600 block of Dayton Circle. One of the vehicles involved lost control and veered into the yard of a home, smashing into the carport. A trampoline that children had just happened to be playing on at the time of the crash now lies in a mangled heap near the damaged wall.
Even though one of the six people injured in the crash was a child, the homeowner considers it a miracle that his own 6 and 4-year-old sons were not injured in the accident.
Fire rescue crews arrived on the scene and later transported five adults and one child to an area hospital for treatment. One of the injured was listed as a trauma alert. None of those who were injured had life-threatening injuries. Fortunately, the damage to the carport was not enough to displace the family from their home.
In many cases, building crashes happen due to a loss of control
Building crashes can cause injury to those both inside the vehicle and building. When a driver loses control and crashes into a building, it could be the result of:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver distraction
- Attempting to avoid an accident
- Medical emergencies including heart attack, epileptic seizure, and stroke
- Elderly confusion between the brake and the accelerator
In other cases, a vehicle might run into a building as the direct result of a chain reaction accident.
According to the Storefront Safety Council, nearly 500 deaths and 3,600 injury building crashes occur annually. There are up to 60 similar vehicle crashes in the U.S. every day!
While no one can predict or even completely prevent a vehicle from crashing into a building, there are ways to minimize the damage from these types of crashes. Texas A&M has been exploring ways to improve building materials and barriers to stop vehicles before they crash into buildings.
A car accident can change your life in an instant. There isn’t just the inconvenience of being without a vehicle and waiting for it to be repaired. There are scores of other issues you may have to face such as:
- Medical bills for both long and short term injuries
- Loss of wages from being off work
- Funeral costs from the devastating loss of a loved one
- Pain and suffering
Receiving compensation after an accident can go a long way toward giving peace of mind to you and your family.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident in South Florida, it’s wise to consult with a Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorney regarding your specific case. In South Florida, contact the law offices of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert for your free consultation, and learn about the options that you have available to you.