Two people died in a multiple car crash in Lake County, early on February 4. The roadway was closed for several hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash was reported shortly after 5 a.m. on U.S. 27 near Frank Jarrell Road. The northbound lanes of U.S. 27 were closed in the area.
Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash, including a tractor-trailer, the troopers informed. Florida Highway Patrol tweeted an image that shows at least two vehicles smashed into the side of a jackknifed tractor-trailer.
The multiple car crash in Lake County is now under investigation.
In multiple accidents, things may get more complex since it should be determined who was at fault.
Florida is a “No-Fault” insurance state. This means that under Florida law, every motorist is expected to have a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. This covers medical bills and lost wages to the driver who suffered in a crash (no matter who caused it).
When an accident happens, every person involved in the crash will turn to their own insurance company to pay for their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
If you were involved in such a crash, you should still seek legal assistance from an experienced car accident attorney who will help you with everything. If your damages are big and your injuries are severe, then you may want to file a lawsuit against the liable driver(s). In case your case gets to court, it’s good to have a skilled attorney by your side. Even if things seem clear and you should only seek damages from your insurance company, don’t avoid getting legal help. Sometimes, things get complicated and it’s better to be guided by an experienced attorney instead of wandering in the legal labyrinth by yourself.
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