The recent holiday weekend may have intended fun for everyone but a number of accidents caused injuries and worse for victims in the Tampa Bay area. Over the holiday weekend in the Tampa Bay area, a number of victims were injured in accidents and some accidents were also fatal. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the highest number of motorcycle and car accidents occur over the Fourth of July holiday.
Over the weekend in the Tampa Bay area, a motorcycle accident versus a car left one victim injured and another was killed. In addition, authorities reported that a drunk driver caused a fatal car accident in Tampa Bay over the holiday weekend which sent a family of three over a bridge and into Tampa Bay. A number of other accidents also occurred. According to authorities, alcohol plays a significant role in the number of accidents that take place over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Drunk driving accidents, car accidents and motorcycle accidents can cause permanent harm to victims and unexpected disruption in their lives and in the lives of family members of victims. Car accidents can result in serious injuries and can lead to disability. Medical care and other types of assistance may be necessary to help treat victims of a drunk driving accident or motorcycle accident. Damages can begin to pile up as victims incur medical expenses and suffer lost wages. The personal injury legal process provides an avenue for injured victims to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Victims may be able to receive compensation from a drunk driver for the physical, financial and emotional harm they have suffered in a drunk driving accident. Victims should be familiar with the legal options available to help them through the recovery process following a drunk driving accident.
Source: WTSP.com, “Deadly holiday weekend on roads,” July 4, 2016