Injury accidents and wrongful deaths are always heartbreaking, but they are all the more so when they could have been avoided. A recent accident in Flagler County has destroyed lives, leaving several individuals dead and several more wounded — and it all might have been avoided if the responsible party had placed a stop light at a particularly dangerous intersection. Now that there is public outcry, the authorities are pledging to place a stoplight at the intersection, which will hopefully prevent further injuries and deaths, but that does nothing to comfort or help those who suffered in the accident.
When a tragedy like this one occurs, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Certainly, no amount of money can undo the heartbreak of losing someone you love. However, monetary compensation is the best thing available in our legal system, and the families of the those who were killed too soon deserve whatever they can get for the loss of the ones they love.
Similarly, those who were injured in the accident deserve to have their medical costs and lost wages compensated, as well as something to address the pain they are suffering. While the facts of this case are still being determined, the law does allow for personal injury claims to be made against a state, city or county that is responsible for poor road conditions that cause as accident.
If you have been injured in an accident where poor road conditions were to blame, do not hesitate to seek out professional legal counsel. Good legal guidance can help you evaluate who was truly to blame for your accident and how you should proceed as you seek justice.
Source: news-journalonline.com, “5 killed in Flagler crash were from South Florida,” Matt Bruce, Feb. 06, 2017