September 1, 2022
In mid-August in neighboring Indian River County, the former Vero Beach mayor and current Indian River County Commissioner Laura Moss was hit by a car. The accident took place on a Monday morning as Moss exited Chelsea’s Gourmet Cafe. As she crossed the street on Azalea Lane, a 20 year old man driving a 2003 Chevy pickup turned left onto Azalea Lane off of Cardinal Drive. As Moss was crossing the street, the driver hit her, throwing Moss to the ground. As she fell to the ground, she forcefully hit the back of her head on the pavement. The driver was only going 10 miles per hour when he hit Moss, but injuries were sustained. The first responders soon arrived on the scene and took Moss to HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce to be treated for a concussion. She spent a couple days in the hospital and then was released. After looking into the situation, the Vero Beach Police spokesperson announced that the incident seemed to be an accident and that the driver of the vehicle was cited for careless driving.
Thankfully it sounds like Moss is healing from her injuries well, but not all accidents have such a happy ending. This story serves as a reminder that even in a safe area, like Vero Beach, accidents can happen when doing something as mundane as crossing the street after leaving your local cafe. If an accident like this happens to you or someone you love, you may consider hiring a Vero Beach, FL personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers specialize in personal injury law and can assist clients in developing a strong case that takes into account all the financial implications of being involved in an accident.
This recent story from our own neighborhood provides a vivid example of the costs that can be incurred in a personal injury case. First of all, emergency responders came to the scene to take Moss to the hospital, most likely in an ambulance. Ambulances are often expensive and may or may not be covered by health insurance depending on your coverage. And then she spent multiple nights in the hospital. One can assume the doctors ran tests, and possibly prescribed medicine. She likely had follow up appointments and possibly missed days of work. We do not know about her particular situation, but often accidents like these result in lingering pain that may require physical therapy or chiropractor visits. While each case is unique, these are the types of compensation our personal injury lawyers can work with you to estimate and bring to trial so you, as the victim, do not have to pay for them out of pocket.
Whether you were hit by a car, injured by a defective product, a victim of medical malpractice, or have another instance where you were harmed by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Schedule a consultation with the lawyers at Tuttle Larsen, P.A. today to discuss your particular case and options.