October 12th, 2012 - by DKRPA
A crash on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, Florida left two people hospitalized. Parts of the highway had to be shut down due to the crash. While there are few details about the car accident, what is clear from photographic evidence of the crash scene is that the collision was quite violent. One car was flipped on its side, and the other was heavily damaged.
The crash happened near an exit, so it is possible that a poor lane change or chaotic traffic conditions caused the accident to happen. However, without definitive word from the authorities (yet), the exact cause is not known.
So what can we learn from this accident? Given that the accident occurred in the flow of traffic and the damage to the vehicles, it is quite possible one of the drivers was negligent — likely while changing lanes. This has always been a prominent cause of car accidents; but new driver distractions, such as texting while driving or operating a GPS device, make it more difficult for the driver to complete a lane change uninterrupted or without distraction.
Another thing to consider with this car accident — something many people do not realize until they are in a car accident — is that your insurer will fight tooth and nail to pay you as little as possible. They will scrutinize every aspect of your car accident and try to find some way to limit what they cover.
Often times, the tactics used by these insurance companies can be devious, requiring help from an attorney to support your claim.
Source: WPTV, “West Palm Beach car crash causes several northbound lanes to shut down on Interstate 95,” Katie Johnson, Oct. 13, 2012