Many drivers use the highways in south Florida every day. Most drivers drive safely, but there are many others who become distracted or make dangerous decisions. When this happens car accidents can occur. These accidents can range from small fender benders to fatal accidents. Unfortunately most accidents could have been avoided if people drove safely and kept their eyes on the road.
To help ensure the safety of drivers, new wrong way signs are being installed on highways on parts of Florida's Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway. These new signs will light up when a driver is travelling the wrong way on the highways. In addition to lighting up to alert the driver, the sign will also alert law enforcement as well so they can respond to the drivers sooner. These signs were installed following a fatal accident involving a drunk driver who killed two people while driving the wrong way.
Whether there was a small amount of damage or it was a fatal accident, the victims of the accident should be made whole. In order to achieve this, the victims of accidents may receive compensation for the damage to their vehicles and for any injuries they suffer as a result of the accident.
The driver causing the accident and their insurance company may be liable for the damage the driver caused. Investigations must be conducted and estimates performed before the total amount of the damage may be known, but the victims should be made whole in the end.
Unfortunately many car accidents occur on Florida highways every year. These accidents can leave the victims in a tough situation as they figure out how they will fix their vehicle or pay the medical bills. Attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies and may be able to ensure one receives the proper compensation.
Source: CBS Miami, "High-tech 'wrong way' signs up & running on several South Florida Highways" Carey Codd, Oct. 16, 2014