Recent accident highlights importance of seatbelts, accident insurance
A recent single-car accident which resulted in the hospitalization of two Mayo, Florida women with serious injuries serves as a stark warning for drivers everywhere: wear a seatbelt, or suffer the potentially tragic consequences. In this accident, both passengers were ejected from the vehicle as the SUV in which they were travelling swerved and rolled over onto its side. Neither of the women were wearing their seatbelts.
In an accident like this one, or in a similar situation such as a tire failure crash, rollover, trucking accident, mechanical failure or other incident, wearing a seatbelt is a crucial precautionary measure that can save your life. Make sure that every passenger in your vehicle is wearing a seatbelt before you back out of the driveway.
Drivers should also make sure that they have the right kind of insurance in case an accident occurs. To get the most comprehensive coverage, motorists should have Uninsured Motorist (or Underinsured Motorist) insurance with a Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“stacking option,Ă˘â‚¬Âť which covers multiple vehicles. In an accident such as the one discussed above, the driverĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s own Uninsured Motorist coverage and the passengerĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Uninsured Motorist policy could apply (providing that both parties purchased this coverage).
The importance of taking the necessary precautionary measures in case an accident occurs cannot be overstated. Our firm has handled many personal injury and wrongful death cases involving tragic car accidents with a range of causesĂ˘â‚¬â€ťand often times, the impact of these accidents could have been lessened had the driver and passengers done something as simple as wear their seatbelts.
At the Law Offices of Stephen K. Miller, we accept personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, meaning you would owe us neither legal fees nor costs unless we recover money damage for youĂ˘â‚¬â€ťthus, there is no up front cost to you for us to handle the case. In addition to personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases, our firm also handles lawsuits involving divorce, custody battles, domestic violence injunctions, will and probate matters, and criminal defense cases. Our firm has offices in Gainesville, Ocala, Chiefland, Lake City, Palatka, Jacksonville, Daytona, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, and Melbourne.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured or died in a bicycle accident, car crash, tire failure crash, rollover or other incident or as the result of someone elseĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s negligence or malpractice, contact the Law Offices of Stephen K. Miller for a free phone consultation at (866) 496-8752 or via email at Info@ForYourLaw.com
BY: Monica Perez-McMillen, Attorney at Law
July 18, 2012