Ft Lauderdale Injury Lawyer
Four drivers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. are fortunate to still be alive after they were involved in a fiery car accident. A woman driving west on Sample Road rear-ended a pickup truck that was slowing for a red light. The woman’s car ended up partially under the truck, ramming into the gas tank and dislocating it. The gas tank ignited upon impact. Another truck and car were also involved in the accident.
Restaurant worker Marquis Hoggins heard the crash when it occurred and came out to see if he could help. He ran to the scene and helped to pull an unconscious woman from her car after helping another man break the window. The woman regained consciousness a few seconds later and was found by Pompano Beach Fire Rescue paramedics about 200 yards from the crash site with critical injuries that included burns. She was immediately removed to Broward Health North. There was no word on the injury condition of the other three drivers.
The accident occurred at 7 a.m. The accident investigation and the clean-up process were completed at approximately 10:30 a.m., at which time the road was once again open to traffic.
Those involved in car accidents can suffer from injuries of one kind or another. These injuries can range from a simple bruise to a broken limb, paralysis or even death. A person suffering injuries sustained in a car accident needs to have a competent Fort Lauderdale Injury lawyer to assist in making a successful auto accident claim.
Approximately 110 people are killed each day in car crashes in the United States. Many of these are the result of DUI, road construction and faulty vehicles. Distractions such as talking on a cell phone and texting can also contribute to accident occurrence. More than six million car accidents take place annually, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. More than three million people are injured in these accidents and more than two million of these injuries are permanent.
Victims of these accidents are understandably shocked and confused about what to do next. Insurance companies often look out for their own interests and want to spend as little money as possible in compensating victims for their injuries. In times such as these, a Fort Lauderdale Injury lawyer is crucial to a successful car accident claim. If you or anyone you know has been in a situation like this, contact our law firm today at 954.572.7200.