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Elderly Florida Driver Injures 10

By Weinstein & Scharf P.A.  Oct. 15, 2012 4:32p

Recently, a 76-year old woman driving a Toyota Camry apparently accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes when approaching a stop sign outside a Palm Coast grocery store. Her car then sped forward at an estimated speed of 50 mph and crashed into the store for approximately 40 feet before it stopped. In its wake, ten people were injured, including an elderly couple in their 80's, a 15-year old girl, and a baby. The elderly man was sitting outside the entrance of the store when the accident occurred; he became pinned under the car. Both he and his wife were hospitalized. The driver was unhurt. Police conducting an investigation could find nothing mechanically wrong with the vehicle to explain why it happened. The driver was charged with careless driving.

According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the state is home to more than 16 million drivers who could potentially cause a car accident every time they take the wheel. As of 2009 data collected by the DMV, Florida averaged 646 car accidents per day. In most studies examining the causes of auto accidents, driver inattention and driver error lead the list of why such accidents occur. While the number of traffic accidents has been decreasing over the last decade, these same accidents can cause horrendous damage to those unfortunate enough to be involved, as in the story above.

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Even vigilant drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists can become accident victims in the face of negligence or carelessness on the part of other motorists. Being seriously injured in such an accident can disrupt one's life, finances, and physical and emotional health for a long time. That is why it is important to seek professional legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney who can work on your behalf to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve to cover your damages and losses.

The law firm of Weinstein & Scharf P.A. located in Coral Springs is composed of a legal team that has more than 85 years of combined experience in fighting for the rights of car accident victims. To ensure that you are not forced to settle for less than you deserve from an insurance company, you should contact the firm to arrange to speak to one of its attorneys immediately following an accident. The firm offers a free consultation in which your case can be reviewed and evaluated in terms of Florida personal injury law.

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