Florida Highway Patrol Investigates Car Accident that Injured Two People on Interstate 75
At least two people were injured early Tuesday in a car accident on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County. The Florida Highway Patrol say the accident took place after 2am in Gibsonton when an SUV ran into the back of a semi-truck. The SUV went over a guardrail, overturned a number of times, and landed in an embankment. One person was thrown from the SUV. The woman and the toddler in the SUV were flown to a hospital. The truck driver was not injured. Police say that the family in the SUV had been traveling all night. Injuries in a car accident or any kind of motor vehicle accident can be grounds for filing a personal injury claim if you were injured because another person was negligent or careless on the road. A personal injury attorney can help you investigate the accident and the evidence to prove your case so that you can receive compensation for your injuries. Rear-End Collisions Rear-end collisions is one of the most common kind of motor vehicle accident, according to the National Safety Council. This type of crash occurs when one motor vehicle runs into the back of another motor vehicle. According to the NHSTA, rear-end collisions make up 29% of all motor vehicle accidents in the United States While whiplash is a common injury resulting from rear-end collisions, and this type of accident typically results in minor injuries. There are serious accidents involving rear-end crashes that can result in serious injuries, including internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and death. The kind of injuries sustained in a rear-end accident can depend on a number of matters: • Whether the accident victims were wearing seatbelts • How fast the motor vehicles in the accident were going at the time of the collision • What the road conditions were like at the time of the crash • The sizes and weights of the motor vehicles involved • Whether the injury victims knew that the accident was about to happen Although Florida's PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage, required by all drivers, covers injury expenses up to a certain amount--regardless of who was at fault, you may still need to sue a liable party if the injuries sustained in the accident are so serious that the costs for recovery go beyond your PIP coverage. Accident on I-75 injures at least two, MyFox, September 18, 2007 Related Web Resources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration National Safety Council In South Florida, The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. represents clients that have been injured in car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. We can help you file your claim or lawsuit to obtain the maximum recovery for your injuries. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. and ask for your free case evaluation with one of our florida injury attorneys.