Almost weekly, if not daily, we read an account in the local newspapers or hear a story on the TV news that there was a car accident and someone died or someone was critically hurt or perhaps multiple people were seriously injured. Last month on I-95 all of these tragic facts transpired in one accident – the result of fiery car crash involving 3 vehicles in Lake Worth.
The chain of events started when the driver of an SUV traveling in the northbound lanes was allegedly forced to swerve into the emergency lane to avoid another vehicle, presumably driving “recklessly” in front of him. According to one witness and comments by the police officers who started investigating at the scene, as reported in the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel, when the SUV attempted to leave the emergency lane and return to its original lane of travel, the driver lost control, rolled over, and struck another vehicle driving northbound. A third vehicle was also involved in the physical car accident.
The driver of the SUV, a high school football player, and his 6 passengers were all ejected as the vehicle rolled over before it burst into flames. One of the passengers died at the scene of this tragic automobile accident. The driver was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. The remaining passengers were also admitted to the hospital in serious condition.
The investigating officers did not know what caused this accident when it first occurred and was reported in the news last month. Notwithstanding, even if the existence or identify of the “reckless” fourth driver is never discovered by the police, the victims of this accident or similar car accidents oftentimes are entitled to compensation under their own car insurance policies or the car insurance policies of licensed drivers living in the same house.
Call Boynton Law and let our Boynton Beach auto accident attorneys team evaluate your insurance coverage so you have peace of mind should you or someone you love become a victim. Let us answer your questions and determine if you have “UM” coverage – Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage – to protect you and your family in the event of a catastrophic car accident like the one described above. Your insurance carrier is obligated to offer you “stacking” UM coverage. Let the attorneys at Boynton Law provide you with a free consultation so you do not need to worry about getting justice and receiving the economic benefits you and your loved ones are entitled to in the event of a terrible accident.