September 1, 2022
Car accidents happen everyday, and even though it seems unthinkable, you could find yourself or your loved one involved in a tragic accident that could result in severe injury or loss of life. In fact, just this summer a 24 year old man from nearby Vero Beach was killed in a two vehicle car accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 24 year old driver of a Lexus Sedan was instantly killed when hit by the 63 year old Vero Beach van driver after. The van driver did not yield at the right of way and proceeded to collide with the Lexus driver on 45th Street causing the crash. The van driver was taken to HCA Lawnwood Hospital for care, but his injuries were not as serious. To compound this already tragic situation, neither man appeared to be wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Thankfully, there were no passengers in either vehicle, as even more casualties could have been sustained.
This incredibly sad story that happened so recently in our community serves as a stark reminder to be an alert driver, adhere to all of the rules of the road when operating a motor vehicle and to always wear a seatbelt. These reminders are valuable, but the truth is, even if you follow all the safety precautions, you still may find yourself in need of an Indian River County, FL car accident lawyer.
While we sincerely hope this is never the case, if you do need a car accident lawyer, we hope you remember that the lawyers at Tuttle Larsen, P.A. have years of experience dealing with lawsuits like these and can assist you with understanding the possible compensation you may be entitled to receive and understanding the legal implications of your case.
For instance, while we do not know all the details of this recent accident where the 24 year old man lost his life, we can assume that he probably had medical bills and funeral costs. There was certainly property damage to his vehicle. He may have been supporting his family with income from a job that the family will no longer receive now that he is gone. A grieving family should never have to think through the intricacies and legal implications of the accident that caused a great tragedy. That is why consulting a car accident attorney can help. Our attorneys not only know what damages can be sued for, but also how to appropriately estimate those damages to include current and future losses. Furthermore, having a car accident lawyer helps protect you from settling for an offer that does not fully cover all the expenses you will incur now that your loved one is gone.
No amount of money can take away the grief of loved ones, but our hope is that if you find yourself in this terrible situation, perhaps by not having to worry about how to pay the bills, they will have the room they need to adequately deal with their sorrow and heal.