Distracted driving, speeding, failing to follow traffic laws and other negligent actions can result in unfortunate motor vehicle accidents. Car accidents not only can result in life-altering injuries, but the aftermath that follows may be complicated to sort out. Some accident victims find it beneficial to enlist the assistance of personal injury attorneys as they navigate through vehicle repairs, insurance claims, medical bills and recovery from injuries. Four drivers are likely sorting through the aftermath of the recent multi-vehicle accident they were involved in on a Delaware roadway.
Apparently, some trash resulted in several vehicles suddenly slowing their speed as they traveled the roadway. One 39-year-old man driving a pickup truck allegedly was not aware of the slowdown and slammed into a car in front of him. Because of his sudden stop, a 70-year-old woman crashed into him. Unfortunately, the chain reaction did not end, and a tractor-trailer rear-ended the 70-year-old woman's truck. The woman's truck hit the first pickup truck an additional time.
The final hit by the woman's truck launched the man's truck into the air, and his truck came to a stop after rolling over. He had to be removed by fire department personnel. All the drivers suffered injuries except the driver of the tractor-trailer and were transferred for treatment. Authorities have charged the 39-year-old with a traffic citation for traveling too close to the car in front of him.
Once victims of car accidents recover from the shock off being involved in a collision, they may feel financially stressed as they contend with bills for vehicle repairs and medical expenses. Unfortunately, depending on the severity of injuries, treatment can be expensive and sometimes may require years of treatment. Delaware personal injury attorneys can advise victims of their options to file insurance claims and/or to file a lawsuit in civil court against the party or parties believed responsible.
Source: delawareonline.com, "Driver cited in Del. 1 crash that injured 3 Wednesday", Adam Duvernay, Aug. 9, 2017