Be Careful When Driving in Fog

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Attorney Katherine Loper

12/10/12: A foggy day in North Florida means many accidents on the highways. Morning commuters were left frustrated after an ice cream truck flipped trying to avoid a previous crash with several injuries.  All southbound lanes shutdown on I-295 this morning until 8:15 a.m.. The two  related crashes left two critically injured and two seriously injured.   Of course it would be wrong to blame all accidents on human error, but I suspect a significant number of them happen because someone was not driving cautiously. In any case, I hope the injured individuals recover fully and people take special care to drive in the heavy fog. The danger of decreased visibility combined with heavy traffic and high speeds is very real. 

When I would drive to work on I-295, it was obvious that a big problem was speeding, regardless of the weather conditions.  If there is extreme weather such as dense fog – people should slow down and drive cautiously.  When there is reckless driving combined with low visibility, someone is bound to get in an accident.

Read more about this accident at: 
News4Jax: 4 Hurt in Wreck that Blocked I-295 SB for Hours
 Jacksonville.com: Blue Bell Ice Cream Truck Flipped after Crash I-295

Car and truck accidents are the most frequent cause of personal injury claims. When a severe accident occurs, resulting in serious personal injury or death, many lives can be instantly affected. Families are faced with medical treatment decisions, medical bills, insurance issues, property damage issues, legal issues, work and income problems, disabilities and disfigurement, emotional problems, how to deal with daily pain, funeral bills, estate issues, and many other issues. It is often times overwhelming for accident victims and their families. For a number of different reasons it is very important to immediately seek the advice and consultation of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to ensure that your family’s rights are protected.

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