Florida has the largest elderly population in the United States - more
than 19 percent of Florida's population are senior citizens. Certainly,
many older Americans are good drivers who are healthy and active. However,
there are many drivers on Florida highways who have suffered strokes or
heart attacks and are at risk of similar medical emergencies in the future.
Strokes, heart attacks, loss of consciousness, and seizures are always
serious. But, when these medical emergencies take place while the victim
is driving, there is additional risk to the driver, to his passengers,
and to anyone else on the road. Even the most responsible of drivers may
lose control of their car during a medical emergency. Medical emergencies
may cause single and multi-car motor vehicle crashes and
Florida pedestrian accidents.
Signs of a Florida medical emergency car crash
Florida car accident investigators look for signs at the accident scene
that indicate the cause of an accident. When an accident is caused by
a medical emergency, there may be no signs of speeding or reckless driving
until the time of the crash. For example, there may be no skid marks at
the scene. If the driver is elderly or has a history of health problems,
they may look at his medical records. Finally, a doctor's report or
coroner's autopsy will determine the specific medical emergency that
Who is liable in a medical emergency car accident?
The driver who is at fault for a car wreck is usually liable for any injuries
that they cause. However, a driver who caused an accident after a medical
emergency may try to prove they were not at fault because the emergency
was beyond their control.
If you are in injured in a Florida medical emergency car crash, a
Royal Palm Beach car crash lawyer can help you protect your claim so you can get a fair insurance settlement.
To discuss your claim with a Royal Palm Beach car crash lawyer,contact the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. at (561) 600-5605.
To learn more about getting a fair settlement after a Florida car accident,
download our free book: "What the Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know."