Inattentive driving might be the cause of an accident that occurred Wednesday near Fort Myers. Two drivers from the area were injured when one of the drivers rear-ended another car, causing that car to hit one more vehicle. The three-car accident happened at a stop light, possibly indicating the first driver that crashed was not paying attention to the traffic ahead.
Although a report on the accident didn't indicate any of the people were seriously injured, the two injured drivers were transported to separate hospitals for treatment. Even if the injuries weren't severe in this case, hospital expenses can quickly add up. A trip to the emergency room in an ambulance can cost thousands of dollars alone.
A thorough investigation of the accident will likely be conducted to determine the exact cause of the accident, although distracted driving is a common occurrence. Distracted driving can come at a painful cost. Even if a person had good medical insurance, resulting in little medical expenses related to the accident, they still might be faced with lost wages if they are unable to work.
When a person can't work, they might have a difficult time paying for other expenses. These expenses can quickly lead to an out of control financial situation. It is important that people who cause accidents are held accountable. Speaking with an experienced Fort Myers personal injury attorney might be a wise decision. They can help a person understand what rights they have and possibly help them seek compensation for any expenses or financial loss they incur.
Source: naplesnews.com, "2 drivers seriously injured in crash on Immokalee Road in Estates," Jan. 24, 2013
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