Traffic laws in Panama City and the rest of the country exist for a reason. By following traffic laws, drivers, pedestrians and others can all use the road safely. While most Florida drivers understand this, some feel that they are above the law. When motorists stop obeying traffic laws, however, the roads can quickly become very dangerous. A car accident that happened in Panama City this weekend provides a clear example of this.
On Sunday night, a driver blew through a red light at the intersection of 77th and 23rd, causing a serious crash. One of the vehicles overturned, and all four occupants of both cars needed medical attention for injuries. Fortunately, everyone made sure to buckle their seatbelts.
As of right now, it is not clear which vehicle ran the red light, and police have not announced if one of the drivers may have been intoxicated. What we do know, however, is that several people were injured because one person chose to ignore traffic laws.
When a person finds him or herself injured from a car accident that was caused by another driver, it is important for that person to know that there are ways to hold the negligent driver accountable. Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver, if successful, can lead to compensation for the victim that can go toward medical bills and other damages related to the crash. Responsible drivers shouldn't be forced into debt because someone else made a poor choice. An attorney can help explain how to get started.
Source: wjhg.com, "Roll-over Crash in Panama City," June 23, 2013