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Injured By A Car Crashing Into A Building: Can I Sue?

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Whether you’re sitting at a restaurant or watching TV in your own home, the last thing you expect is for a vehicle to smash through the wall without warning. But as crazy as this might sound, it happens on a fairly regular basis in Florida. Cars seem to crash into various buildings on a regular basis in the Sunshine State, and this often leads to catastrophic injuries – or worse. But what can you do if you find yourself in this situation? Can you sue? Let’s find out:

Driver Crashes into Florida Home at High Speed in Suspicious Crash 

On May 5th, it was reported that a driver had crashed into a family home after hurtling through a residential neighborhood at extremely high speeds. The driver apparently suffered some kind of “medical emergency,” which caused him to drive on the sidewalk. After hitting parked vehicles and mailboxes, he careened into the front wall of a home. The vehicle then caught fire. The damage to the home is substantial, and the entire front wall was covered in black ash from the smoke. Eight people were inside the home when the impact occurred, and one of these individuals was hospitalized.

There were many similar incidents in recent weeks. On April 30th, it was reported that a donut shop in St. Petersburg had been damaged by a vehicle that crashed into it. On May 4th, a vehicle crashed into the front of a high school in West Allis, Wisconsin. Again, it was reported that the driver was “in medical distress” at the time of the crash.

On April 24th, it was reported that homeowners in South Florida had been forced to install guardrails around their home after three vehicles crashed into it over the past few years. The crashes occurred in 2015, 2017, and 2021. The homeowner stated that this guardrail made him feel safer, but he admitted that his house could still be impacted.

Can I Sue? 

You may have the ability to sue if you were injured by one of these crashes. If you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to sue a premise liability lawsuit – especially if the building has been struck on multiple occasions in the past without any assertive action (such as installing a guardrail). Alternatively, you could go through the normal steps for pursuing auto injury compensation (either no-fault insurance or an auto accident lawsuit).

Where Can I Find a Qualified, Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Florida? 

If you’ve been searching for a qualified Orlando personal injury lawyer, look no further than Payer Law. Over the years, we have helped numerous injured plaintiffs in the Sunshine State. We know how challenging life can become after an auto accident, and we’re ready to help you pursue compensation for missed wages, medical expenses, emotional distress, and more. Remember, internet research only gets you so far. Book your consultation today to pursue real results.

Sources: 

fox35orlando.com/news/driver-slams-into-florida-home-after-likely-suffering-medical-episode-troopers-say

wfla.com/news/pinellas-county/st-pete-doughnut-shop-damaged-after-car-crashes-into-building/

wisn.com/article/car-crashes-into-entrance-of-west-allis-high-school/43787266#

sun-sentinel.com/2023/04/07/guardrail-installed-after-same-home-hit-in-three-crashes/

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