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Turning SUV hits assistant principal and causes personal injury

The start of a new school year is a hectic time in Florida and across the nation. People are trying to get their children to school and begin their days as quickly and efficiently as possible. The sheer number of people who are focusing on many different things at once and trying to get them done quickly can cause dangerous circumstances. Just one wrong step can cause car accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents and more. People who are hurt should know that they have the right to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

The dangers of parents dropping their kids off at school was exhibited in an accident that left the assistant principal of a high school injured. The female driver of an SUV had just dropped her daughter off at the school when she turned at a stop sign. She did not see the assistant principal and hit her. The woman that was hit was pinned under the vehicle. According to the law enforcement investigation, the driver said that she meant to hit the brake when she hit the gas. The injured woman was taken to the hospital by air and was said to be in serious condition. The investigation is ongoing and it is unknown whether charges will be filed.

Drivers do not always pay strict attention to the road. They might operate their vehicles negligently and recklessly. This can lead to dangerous circumstances and cause crashes. People who are injured in these accidents can face long hospital stays, massive medical expenses, the inability to return to work, the need for rehabilitative care and more. It can turn into a long process that might never end. A legal filing is useful in that it can hold a driver responsible and can provide compensation to the injured party and his or her family. For those who are under the impression that insurance will cover what was lost, they must understand that insurers focus on saving as much money as possible. With that, accepting a settlement offer is frequently a mistake.

In this accident, the assistant principal at a high school was hit by an SUV as the SUV turned a corner. She was seriously injured. Although the investigation is ongoing, the injured woman's family should make certain that they are protected. Having advice and guidance from an attorney who is experienced in car accidents can be beneficial when considering a legal case.

Source:, "Assistant principal struck, pinned underneath SUV outside J.P. Taravella High School," Peter Burke, Derek Shore, Aug. 23, 2017

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