A single-vehicle accident in Manatee County resulted in the death of a 30-year-old man from Fort Myers and critical injuries to his 20-year-old passenger.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the official cause of the accident was speeding. The driver was going too fast in his 2020 Chevrolet Impala, and failed to properly navigate the rightward turn on the exit ramp. As a result, the vehicle spun off the road and crashed driver’s side first into a tree.
The accident occurred on the southbound exit ramp from I-75 at mile marker 2:24 at approximately 1:45 a.m. The passenger was rushed to Blake Medical Center where he was listed as being in critical condition.
Personal injury claims in single-vehicle accidents
It is possible for an injured person to file a personal injury claim in a single-vehicle accident. In most cases the claimant will be a passenger who was injured as a result of reckless driving on the part of the driver. However, there are some circumstances in which the driver in a single-vehicle accident can pursue injury claims against the manufacturer of a vehicle or specific parts if a defective part was to blame for the accident, or a municipality if street conditions were to blame for the accident.
To find success in your claim, it is crucial to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident so you can benefit from strong legal guidance throughout the process. For more information about how to proceed with your case, contact an experienced Manatee County personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.