A sixty-five-year-old man from Sarasota died in a crash on November 3 on Interstate 275 in Tampa. The Florida Highway Patrol informed the accident happened at 5 p.m. The name of the Sarasota man killed in the accident was not released by the authorities.
According to the police, the man was traveling south on I-275 at Lois Avenue when he reportedly experienced a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle.
There was a passenger in the vehicle, a sixty-three-year-old woman from St. Petersburg, who attempted to regain control but the car crashed into a concrete barrier wall. The driver was transported to hospital where he passed away. The passenger didn’t have any injuries.
One of the most common reasons for auto accidents is medical emergencies. A heart attack is often the reason why drivers lose control over their vehicles, which inevitably leads to a crash with another object, pedestrian, or a vehicle. It’s challenging to find a liable party in such accidents when the driver had health problems. However, a good lawyer can gather suitable evidence and can lead the case to your benefit.
Maybe the driver isn’t at fault, but their medical healthcare provider may be. The person might be wrongly treated or they might use the wrong medicine. So, if this turned out to be the reason for their health issues, you can file a claim against the pharmaceutical company that makes the medicine, or even against the medical healthcare provider.
Since cases like these are challenging, it’s always a good idea to have a skilled car accident attorney by your side. We don’t suggest you take the whole process by yourself. The insurance company isn’t fond of paying excessive amounts of money, and with a good lawyer, you can be sure that you won’t get just a small settlement.
For every question you have, contact our Florida car accident attorneys.