The roads of America are far from safe havens. Pedestrians, bystanders and even people who live and work near busy roadways are at risk of injuries caused by reckless drivers. Car accident lawyers help to ensure that innocent car crash victims and their loved ones receive rightful compensation.
In Miami, an illegal drag race recently led to a deadly accident that took the lives of a father and son. According to reports, the crash happened just before 2 a.m., when a Toyota Scion crashed into a Ford Expedition carrying a family of four.
Police say that the Scion was traveling at around 100 mph (at least 70 miles over the posted speed limit) when it struck the SUV head on, dislodging its engine. The 43-year-old driver and his 15-year-old son died in the crash, and the other two passengers are in critical condition.
Another deadly car crash recently happened Texas, where a woman was eating pizza in a restaurant with her daughter and grandson when a car came crashing through the restaurant. The 80-year-old driver accidentally pressed the gas instead of the brakes while trying to park, and slammed into the restaurant.
Three people were trapped underneath the car, and four people went to the hospital. The 82-year-old grandmother died at the hospital, just a week after burying her late husband.
In yet another tragic car accident, an elderly New York driver recently trapped 3 people under his car. The 77-year-old driver seriously injured the three victims, who included a grandmother and her toddler grandchildren. Thankfully, they survived, thanks in part to about 20 bystanders who lifted the car up and dragged the victims out from under the car.
The grandmother suffered a broken collarbone, and her grandchildren suffered
broken bones and bruises. The driver claimed that he accidentally stepped
on the accelerator, thinking it was the brake pedal.
As these accidents show, car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. These accidents are not limited to a specific place, or to a specific type of driver. In a matter of seconds, an irresponsible or reckless driver can forever change the lives of car crash victims and their families. Experienced Chicago car accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm strongly advocate for the rights of all car accident victims.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, there is a statutorily limited period of time to file a claim, so it is important to contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible after a crash. Depending on the circumstances of the crash and the extent of your injuries, you may be entitled to significant compensation.