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Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer Warns: Minor Accidents Can Turn Deadly

This Florida accident scenario happens all too often: A man was seriously injured after what should have been only a minor accident. He had been involved in a tractor-trailer accident on I-95 near the Palm City exit and got out to inspect the damage to his vehicle. After exiting the vehicle, the man was struck by another car. He sustained life-threatening injuries.

Last year, 11 people in five incidents were hit and killed after leaving their cars on South Florida highways. Some of the victims had been in minor crashes; others were good Samaritans who stopped to help.

Just last month, a similar accident took place in Broward County. Cheresa Nave of Fort Lauderdale and Megan Kea of Sunrise were involved in a single-car accident. Andrew Edmond of Plantation stopped to help. While the three were examining the damage to the vehicle, they were struck by a passing car. Ms. Kea died at the scene; the other two died from their injuries.

What should you do after a West Palm Beach highway accident? Palm Beach car accident lawyer David Glatthorn suggests:

  • If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road or to the nearest exit.
  • If it is not possible, turn on your vehicle's hazard lights.
  • Only leave your car if it is safe to do so.
  • If you can exit, get as far away from traffic as possible. Try to get behind a guard rail.
  • Never stand in front of your car facing traffic. If your car is hit, it will roll on top of you.

For more car accident tips, contact us to request your free copy of The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim. To discuss your Florida accident claim with a Palm Beach car accident lawyer, contact David Glatthorn at 888-340-2620.

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Since 1980, Attorney David Glatthorn has been serving the residents of West Palm Beach. He works in many areas of personal injury law, including car accidents, slip and fall injuries, workplace injuries and many others. Attorney Glatthorn is known for his dedication and experience. If you were injured due to another person's negligence, call David Glatthorn Law today.