Pensacola, Florida – A 25-year-old Pensacola man is likely to be charged with vehicular manslaughter and DUI manslaughter after an accident that occurred early Saturday morning. The man was traveling west on West Michigan Avenue at around 2:00 a.m. when he rear-ended a Ford Mustang driven by a 60-year-old Pensacola resident. The impact caused the Mustang to rotate and crash into a utility light and a Tom Thumb sign, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.The at-fault driver, who was driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident, was treated for minor injuries at Sacred Heart Hospital, and is now being held at the Escambia County Jail, without bond.
What Would You Do?
Knowing exactly what to do after an accident can save valuable time, which may mean the difference between life and death. At the very least, having a basic understanding of how to proceed in the moments after you’ve been involved in a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or truck accident may help you to avoid being held responsible for the negligence of another party. While law enforcement may take a considerable amount of time sorting through the details of accidents like those described above, the parties involved may have had mere seconds to make potentially life-altering decisions. It can be difficult to think quickly and clearly in the immediate aftermath of an accident, so it’s important for all drivers to memorize a plan of action that can be taken if an accident occurs. In this short video, I provide a basic framework for steps you should take if you’re involved in an accident.
Protect Your Claim
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have the right to bring a claim against any party responsible for causing the accident. If your claim cannot be settled out of court, you may have the right to bring a lawsuit to recover for any damage you suffered. Should you speak to the at-fault driver’s insurance company? When and how can you gather evidence supporting your claim? Do you even need an attorney? To learn more about how to preserve your claim, recieve a FREE download of Top 10 Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Florida Car Accident Claim.
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Beyond physical injury and property damage, we understand that a car accident can seem to turn your entire life upside down. You’ll have a lot of questions, but it can be difficult to know where to turn. Ortiz Law Firm is here to help by offering free consultations to accident victims. If you have any questions about your accident claim, or if you’re in need of a FREE case evaluation because you’ve been injured in an accident, please call us at 850-898-9904, or fill out the contact form below.