Driving on the highway at night is often risky and many people try to avoid it to escape injuries or even loss of life. It does not take a Tampa car accident attorney to know, however, that sometimes no matter how good a driver, accidents at night can happen to almost anyone.
Unfortunately, two drivers recently learned this lesson the hard way, and it cost one of them his life. The crash occurred on US Highway 301, near Ohio Avenue. US Highway 301 was shut down in both directions for two hours because of the accident and over twenty emergency personnel arrived at the scene. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital. The second driver's injuries were considered minor. The exact cause of the crash has yet to be determined, but an investigation with the Florida Highway Patrol is pending.
Any time a life is lost or injuries are incurred because of a crash, the recovery process, for both the victim and also for the family, can often take a significant amount of time. In addition to the physical and emotional burden, there is also a financial burden resulting from medical bills and funeral costs, as well as any loss of income from the victim, particularly if the victim was killed. For this reason, consulting with a Tampa auto accident attorney is often a good idea to find out what costs and damages can be recovered. Sometimes, it is difficult to figure out who is at fault or to what degree. For that reason, seeking out help is often necessary to be sure to receive as much of a recovery as possible. Sometimes, there are also third parties who may have to get involved as well, especially if there is a multi-car crash.
Recovering from an injury or loss of a loved one is often an incredibly trying process. Seeking out assistance is often the best way to try to complete recovery as swiftly as possible.
Source: My Fox Tampa Bay, "1 killed in Thonotosassa crash," Jan. 27, 2013