Florida is one of the few states that still is a no-fault state. This means that drivers are required to carry a certain amount of personal injury protection insurance. This insurance is the first to begin to cover economic damages in the case of an accident. This includes property damage and medical bills.
Before an injured party can sue another for injuries sustained in an accident, the injuries must meet a certain medical threshold. This medical threshold generally includes significant and permanent loss of a body function, permanent injury, significant or permanent scarring or disfigurement, and death. In these cases, a personal injury lawsuit will be allowed to proceed in state courts.
The New Port Richey Patch reports that a 27-year-old Hudson Man has been killed in a crash.
The accident occurred at about 12:25 p.m. on US-19 at the intersection with US Alt 19.
A sports utility vehicle was traveling south in the inside lane of US-19 at the intersection when it collided with the front end of another vehicle. It was not specified which direction the other vehicle was traveling.
The crash caused both vehicles to spin out and come to a stop at the intersection.
A 27-year-old passenger in the sedan was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of that vehicle was seriously injured.
The driver of the SUV was also seriously injured. A passenger in the SUV suffered from minor injuries.
The accident caused the southbound lane of US-19 to be closed for several hours.