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A serious car crash can cause catastrophic injuries, which may have lasting effects on your health and wellbeing. The injuries may also be considerably expensive to treat, and time off work recovering could result in lost wages. If you have been in a serious accident, it is important to understand your rights. Car_crash_2-300x225

When should you call a personal-injury lawyer?

If you are suffering from injuries sustained in a crash, a personal-injury attorney can evaluate your claim and determine if you may be able to recover costs associated with medical expenses. Even if you do not think the injuries are serious, call Wolfson & Leon today to discuss your claim.

PNJ reports that a 17-year-old student died in a car crash on Wednesday afternoon. The accident involved two cars, which were carrying four school children and a woman in her late 50s. Car_crash_2

Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened shortly after noon on U.S. Highway 29. A 19-year-old was driving the vehicle in a northerly direction when he tried to turn left on Kenmore Road. A woman who was travelling in the opposite direction crashed into his car.

Two people sustained injuries and went to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officials say their injuries were serious but were not likely to be life threatening.

Fox 8 reports that a local pastor died in a Florida car crash that has left his parish in shock. Members of the First Wesleyan Church are mourning his loss following the accident on Sunday. hit and run

The 68-year-old man died when a van smashed into his SUV, which subsequently overturned. The pastor was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.

The victim has been a pastor for more than 34 years. He has worked at a number of churches in Florida.

Many people believe SUVs offer greater protection for their passengers in car crashes, but this is not always the case. When high speed is involved, there is a likelihood of injuries for passengers in most vehicle types. images (12)

A recent crash reported in Miami shows just how devastating a crash between two SUVs can be. The Miami Herald reports that one person died and two others were seriously injured when the driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another SUV traveling in the opposite direction. The second SUV spun out and crashed into a light pole, narrowly missing a Miami-Dade bus.

Officials described the crash as extremely violent with debris littering the street. It happened at approximately 11 a.m. on Northwest 22nd Avenue.

Car crashes are almost always tragic, but few accidents can match the devastation of losing multiple family members. This was the unfortunate result of a recent wreck in Florida. 1280px-Spreizer_ansatzoeffnung

USA Today reports that three sisters died in a tragic Florida car accident. The sisters were on holiday in Miami before returning home to take care of one of their ill sons. It was on the way home from Miami that their car crashed in a tragic and fatal accident.

Officials say the crash was a four-vehicle chain reaction on Interstate 95, and the sisters’ vehicle was in the middle of this. The crash happened just a few miles from the exit leading to their houses in Cocoa Beach and Rockledge.

College football fans in Miami expressed outrage when a car accident shut down the cable and Internet in parts of Miami Beach. The incident happened on New Year’s Day, preventing residents from watching the Rose Bowl between No. 3 Oregon and No. 2 Florida State. Car_crash_2

Incident Highlights Important Car Crash Statistics

While football fans had to suffer through the disappointment of missing one of the biggest games of the year, car accidents have far worse ramifications for victims and their families. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there was a marked increase in road traffic injuries across the state in 2013, when compared to the previous year. In 2013, there were more than 140,000 injury crashes across Florida, resulting in 210,000 individual injuries. This represents an increase of 7.01 percent from 2012, which was a serious concern for law enforcement officials and road users alike.

Negligent driving takes many forms. Distracted driving is the most recognizable form today, because of the media attention it receives, but there are other types that are just as deadly. Reckless driving, which includes speeding, can also lead to serious accidents.

Oftentimes, it’s apparent that negligence played a role in an accident, but it’s unclear exactly what type of negligence contributed. These cases lead to lengthy police investigations to determine what caused the crash.

This may be the case in a recent accident in Fort Lauderdale.  WSVN News reports that the driver of a Honda Accord lost control of his vehicle and crashed through the front wall of a sushi restaurant.

In the world of car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents are the most destructive. These large trucks can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average weight of a car is 4,079 pounds.

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The disparity between these two numbers should give you some idea of the destruction that occurs in a tractor-trailer collision. In many cases, these accidents resemble crashes between cars and trains more than the typical traffic accident.

Oftentimes, the accidents occur because of negligent driving. Tractor-trailer drivers are usually on very tight schedules, requiring them to drive for long hours at a time. It’s not unusual for drivers to exceed the federal rest guidelines in order to make a delivery on time.

MIAMI BEACH – In devastating act of irresponsibility, a young woman got in her car drunk and drove off after a night of partying.  This proved to be a horrible decision as shortly thereafter she ran over a gentleman that was leaving his place of work.  He was a chef.  And a good one.  The Shore Club was lucky enough to have him. And by all accounts, he was a gentleman.

But today, he is dead at the hands of the party girl who tweeted and facebooked her joyful drinking pleasures and exploits.  However, after what was probably her life’s most sad act, she ran.  But a witness followed her and caught up with her after calling the police through 911.

She was arrested and charged.  Out on bail, she avoided the press.  At this point, this is yet another example of how drinking and driving intersect with lives that are truly minding their own business.  Florida law provides for punitive damages when drunk driving accidents happen.  And the wrongful death statute allow certain survivors to recover.   But nothing can repair the damage an accident like this causes.  Lawyers have a job to do.  But there is a limit to what can be repaired.

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