St. Lucie County, FL – Multi-Car Accident on I-95 Past Exit 118, Gatlin Blvd
St. Lucie County, FL (February 12, 2021) – A multi-car accident occurred on an interstate in St. Lucie County in the early morning hours of February 12. Just before 6:00 a.m., at least three cars were involved in a collision on I-95.
Sources indicate that the incident occurred on Interstate 95 just beyond Exit 118, Gatlin Boulevard/Traditional Parkway. One or more persons sustained injuries in the crash.
Emergency crews assisted injured victims at the site of the wreck. Persons who required extensive medical treatment were transported via ambulance to area hospitals in order to be treated for their injuries.
All lanes of the interstate were blocked while responders were at the scene. Investigations into the circumstances of the collision will be carried out by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in St. Lucie
In 2018, Florida saw 397,812 auto accidents take place with 251,970 injuries and 3,004 deaths. According to statistical records, there were 402,489 reported traffic accidents in Florida in 2017 with over 254,300 injuries and 3,114 deaths. This is a mere 1% difference between the accident rates for 2017 and 2018.
Auto accidents in Florida can occur for many different reasons, but currently, the leading cause is distracted driving, specifically texting and driving. This dangerous and negligent driver behavior accounts for nearly a quarter of all car accidents in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, about 94% of auto accidents in the US are the result of some form of driver negligence.
A traffic collision in Florida is estimated to take place approximately once every 84 seconds, or over 1,000 times per day. Yearly, Florida sees about 400,000 traffic accidents take place. Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states to travel through due to its high accident-fatality rate. However, Florida is one of the most highly-populated states in the nation, which directly correlates with its statistical values.
Being injured in a Florida car accident can be a very frightening, draining, and stressful experience. You could be dealing with a multitude of different issues after your involvement in an injurious car crash in Florida. Debilitating pain could result from being injured in an incident of this magnitude, as well as mental stress and anguish depending on the circumstances and severity of the wreck.
Being injured in a traffic accident caused by another person’s negligence entitles you to the option to collect financial compensation for the injuries and losses that may have resulted from the incident. A personal injury attorney in Florida will be able to help you better understand your existing legal rights as well as exercise them in order to collect full and fair compensation in order to cover things like medical bills, mental health bills, funeral costs when applicable, and more.
Contact a Florida personal injury attorney today in order to get started on your own personal injury claim if you are under the impression that your injuries were the result of another person’s carelessness while on the road. The skilled and experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully preserving and protecting the rights of those injured in Florida traffic accidents for decades and are passionate about providing our clients with the most significant compensation possible. We want your recovery from your recent traffic accident to be as painless as possible, in more aspects than just the physical. We strive to assist you financially, mentally, and in any other way, you may require after being injured by another person’s negligence.
Call our law firm today at (813) 544-7096 for more information on how you can successfully move forward from your injuries and losses you may have incurred in a recent traffic collision caused by carelessness.
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