Miami, FL (May 22, 2021) – A wrong-way accident in Miami sent two drivers to the hospital early Saturday morning, May 22, police said.
Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash, which occurred in the area of Southwest 12th Avenue and First Street before 6:30 a.m. Investigators said that one of the drivers was traveling westbound in an eastbound lane of Southwest First Street when she collided head-on with another driver.
Both drivers were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital via ambulance with serious injuries, though their current conditions are unknown.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
Wrong-Way Car Accidents in Miami
Travel by car is the most popular method of transportation throughout the United States, and motor vehicles have come a long way since their advent in 1886. Numerous safety measures are taken while building automobiles to ensure the continued well-being of their users. Though there have been countless precautions taken in order to improve the safety features in motor vehicles over the years, there is no way to guarantee your safety, unfortunately. In Florida, the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents is distracted driving. Across the country, negligent driving accounts for almost all of the traffic accidents that take place, and wrong-way incidents are a major contributor to fatal collisions.
People lose their lives every single day due to car accidents in Florida and across the United States. Statistically speaking, more than 3,000 people per year are killed due to fatal traffic accidents in Florida. Besides distraction, speeding and intoxication are the 2nd and 3rd most common reason that fatal car accidents occur in the Sunshine State. Losing someone you love due to the carelessness of another driver is possibly one of the worst experiences a person can go through. The Florida accident attorneys at Piedra|London, P.A., are acutely aware of the immense pain you may be facing during this difficult time. We know that nothing could ever make up for the loss of your loved one. However, the person or people who caused the accident your family member was involved in need to be held accountable for their actions.
Filing a wrongful death claim in Florida could be your best bet in order to see justice be served. Furthermore, you could qualify for significant financial compensation depending on the circumstances of the collision. If the negligent actions of another driver directly resulted in the death of someone you love, you could be dealing with an array of different problems in the aftermath of their accident. Allow a personal injury attorney to assist you in navigating the complex legal process surrounding wrongful death claims in Florida. Financial compensation can cover things like funeral costs, outstanding medical bills, lost wages, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium.
Your life may have been negatively affected in a number of unforeseen ways when you lost your loved one to the reckless actions of another person on the road. Attempting to forego a wrongful death lawsuit on your own could result in you getting bullied by the insurance companies into settling for a meager compensation amount. A skilled and compassionate wrongful death lawyer in Florida will aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies in order to get you a full and fair settlement. The lawyers at Piedra|London, P.A. are highly experienced in all different types of wrongful death cases. We are aware that each case is unique and presents its own set of challenges, which we are ready to deal with accordingly.
Reach out to the law office of Piedra|London, P.A. at 855-881-HURT (4878) today in order to be connected with a skilled wrongful death attorney concerning your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing until awarded financial compensation. Consultations are free, so call us at your earliest convenience in order to inquire about your eligibility for financial compensation.
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