Interlachen woman dies after one-vehicle accident
A 19-year-old Interlachen woman died from injuries sustained in a single-car accident on August 3, 2012. Samantha Overton was heading south on Coral Farms Road in Florahome at approximately 2:20 a.m. on a Friday morning when her 2001 Ford Ranger veered onto the shoulder of the road, according to the accident report.
Overton tried to steer the truck back on the road, but she overcorrected and the truck went off the other side and struck several trees and overturned. She was flown to Orange Park Medical Center, but ultimately passed away from critical injuries on the following Sunday.
Such tragic incidents like the rollover that took Samantha OvertonĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s life are unfortunately common on our roads, highlighting the importance of driver safety. Although the cause of Ms. OvertonĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s accident has not yet been determined, single-car rollover accidents sometimes occur as the result of a manufacturerĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s error or other similar cause, such as tire failure. Make sure that your vehicle is well-maintained and that all parts are functioning properly to minimize this risk. Also, ensure that all passengers wear their seatbelts at all timesĂ˘â‚¬â€ťthis cannot be emphasized enough.
In the event that you or someone you love is injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer immediately to assess your case. You may be able to obtain recovery for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other damages.
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 car crash, tire failure crash, bike accident, rollover crash 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
August 15, 2012