In some cases of Florida car accidents it is not just the human occupants of the vehicles who are injured. Sometimes the family pet suffers injury as a result of another's negligence along with his human companions. These animal injuries can lead to trips to the hospital and veterinary services.
While family pets are often considered a part of the family, it is the injuries suffered by human occupants of the car that that cause much concern. In one May 18 accident, two people and one dog were injured in a car accident north of Palmetto. A Hyundai was travelling southbound near the intersection of 45th Street East and US 41 North when it was struck from behind by a truck.
The impact caused the Hyundai to be pushed across three lanes of traffic before it overturned. Both passengers in the car were injured and taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. The details of their injuries have not been published. Their pet dog was taken to animal services for treatment of a laceration.
Florida police are investigating the cause of the car accident. The investigation will likely focus on finding the cause of this collision, and the fact that the car was rear-ended may play a crucial part. No charges will be filed as yet, though those injured may well be interested in the official findings.
Unfortunately, there are many people in our state who are injured in a car accident each day. They sometimes face long recovery times and high medical costs. When they do, they may have a course of action available to them to recover compensation for their losses. The car accident victim who has been injured may have legal claims under personal injury laws available to them that may help compensate them for the economic losses suffered during a car accident.
Source: Bradenton Herald, "Two taken to Blake Hospital after car accident," Elizabeth Johnson, May 18, 2012