Sun Coast News, a news site serving the Florida sun coast area, reported Wednesday on a 64-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a tragic accident in Trinity Tuesday afternoon. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the incident happened about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of FL State Route 54 and Duck Slough Boulevard…. Read More
Car accidents are the most common reason for people to see a personal injury attorney. Most people will be in 3-4 accidents in their lifetime. Not all of these will result in an injury, of course, but getting hit is a matter of when, not if.
Accidents are often in the news and we’ve curated some of these stories from around Florida here on this section of our website. All stories link back to the original news source.
If you are in a car accident, the first thing to do is to seek medical attention. For insurance to pay you what you deserve for your injuries, you need to prove that you are injured. If the cost of your car repairs and medical bills is under $10,000, or $20,000 if the crash wasn’t your fault, insurance will likely cover the costs because this is the minimum coverage required by law in Florida.
However, injuries can cost far more than this. That’s when you need the help of a personal injury attorney to fight for your needs. We can negotiate with the insurance companies to get you what you deserve and protect you from sneaky tricks. And should they refuse to budge, we will fight on your behalf in the courtroom.
Thousands of people enter courtrooms every day to fight for their due compensation after an injury accident. The ones with the best chances come with a lawyer on their side like one from the team of Chalik Law. We represent the interests of the unjustly injured.
CBS Channel 47/Fox Channel 30 Action News Jax reported recently on a semi-truck accident that left multiple motorists injured. The accident took place on Monday afternoon, between 3 and 4 p.m. according to tweets from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, on Interstate 95 southbound shortly before 8th street. A semi-truck and at least… Read More
The Villages News reported recently on a tragic accident in the large central Florida retirement community known as The Villages that caused a serious head injury for a local resident. The accident took place around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at a roundabout that is locally known for having been the site of many serious vehicular… Read More
The Miami Herald reported on a tragic crash along Interstate 95 that claimed the life of a Hollywood McArthur High football player ranked as one of the top football players of his cohort. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident involved a pickup truck with five teenagers riding in it, four in the cabin… Read More
The Orlando Sentinel reported on a 3-car accident in the Titusville area that killed two people Monday night in a tragic accident. The crash took place around 8:20 pm on State Road 407, just south of Interstate 95, according to a spokesperson from the Florida Highway Patrol. A 27-year–old Debary resident was traveling west on… Read More
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported on a fatal accident in Pierson recently that left one person dead after a woman tried to overtake two other vehicles and rolled her truck over. The incident took place on Monday, September 28, around 2:10 pm near 879 N US Highway 17 in Pierson and involved three vehicles, according… Read More
The Villages News reported on a fatal traffic accident south of Webster that shut down traffic for a period of time late Saturday night. Around 11 pm on September 27, a Tampa man, 27 years of age, was behind the wheel of an SUV traveling north on State Road 471, south of State Road 50…. Read More
Florida Keys News reported on a series of accidents in the Florida Keys, including one US Highway 1 truck accident that killed a local man on September 26. A Florida Keys resident that was thirty-nine years of age was killed around 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 26 after crashing into trees along U.S. Highway 1,… Read More
NBC WFLA News Channel 8 reported on a tragic accident in Riverview that killed two local teenagers. The incident occurred Wednesday in Riverview around 4:40 p.m., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, when a two-door black Honda, traveling north on Valley Dale Drive, drove through the intersection with Progress Boulevard, running a red light… Read More
Officer.com reported on the tragic death of a police captain with the Miami-Dade Police Department in an off-duty crash Sunday that also hospitalized his wife, who is in critical condition. Preliminary reports from the Broward Sheriff’s Office indicate the accident occurred in the 11800 block of Griffin Road in Cooper City, around 1:00 p.m. Sunday…. Read More
MyPanhandle.com reports on a Bay County accident involving three vehicles that tragically claimed four lives early last Tuesday morning in the Panama City area. According to representatives of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place on W Highway 388 in Panama City, between Highway 77 and Burnt Mill Creek Road, on Tuesday, September… Read More
Click Orlando reports on a car accident in Volusia County that killed a man Sunday. According to authorities, the accident occurred around 1:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, when a driver was headed southbound on Interstate 95. He bumped a car in front of him, which caused minimal damage, but then swerved and hurtled into the… Read More
The Palm Beach Post reported that a pedestrian is dead after being struck by a driver in West Palm Beach early Saturday morning. The weekend was full of tragedy as another man lost his life in a separate fatal accident Sunday evening. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a West Palm Beach man… Read More
Channel 4 CBS News Miami reported on a deadly crash that shut the Palmetto Expressway’s southern lanes down Tuesday afternoon. A woman was apparently driving a white Mercedes-Benz SUV southbound on the Palmetto Expressway near 36th Street in Doral when the driver lost control for unknown reasons. The vehicle overturned, ejecting the driver who was… Read More
Patch.com reports on a car accident in Westchase, Florida, that killed three people Tuesday morning and is being investigated by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Around 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, a silver 2020 Chevrolet Malibu was northbound on Sheldon Road in Westchase when it ran a red light and was struck on the rear of… Read More
IONTB.com reported Tuesday on a tragic crash in which a Clearwater man was charged with vehicular manslaughter after his passenger was killed in a car accident. Clearwater Police as well as Clearwater Fire and Rescue both responded to an incident around 12:23 p.m. near the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Vista Way in Clearwater. A… Read More
According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, two head-on crashes in rapid succession caused by an errant wrong-way driver led to one man dead and one woman critically injured in Citrus County this weekend. The Florida Highway Patrol has not released information about the identities of those involved. However, they have stated that a 19-year-old Crystal… Read More
According to Firehouse.com and WOFL-TV, a Florida EMT remains in the intensive care unit of a local hospital after being severely injured while responding to the scene of an accident on Sunday in Kissimmee, Florida. The 21-year-old Osceola County Emergency Medical Technician was assisting other responders at the scene of a crash on Orange Blossom… Read More
A 36-year-old West Palm Beach woman was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run car accident Saturday morning as she checked her mail outside her West Palm Beach area home, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The Palm Beach Post reports that the woman stepped into the roadway on… Read More
Thankfully, the overwhelming majority of car crashes are just accidents. However, sometimes accidents are caused deliberately by a driver who is being reckless. Sometimes, these accidents are caused by a driver wishing to end their own lives. Other times, the crash is caused by a driver seeking retribution for a perceived offense. In circumstances where… Read More