When three North Myrtle Beach police officers started their shift, they didn’t expect to gain media attention after two of their cruisers were involved in an accident, but that’s exactly what happened.
The two cruisers containing the three officers had stopped for traffic on U.S. 17, near Main Street. The driver of a blue Cadillac didn’t see the stopped cruisers until she rear ended the second one, driving it forward into the first cruiser in line. The three officers as well as a civilian woman were transported to the nearest hospital for medical treatment. Two of the officers were released shortly after being admitted.
“Accidents like this are more common than many people realize and they can happen in the blink of an eye. Since the odds are pretty good that the only thing the Cadillac’s driver did was take their eyes of the road for a second, the issue of financial liability can be difficult to unravel. That’s where I come into the picture,” said Joseph Sandefur, managing partner of a top personal injury firm with an office headquartered in Myrtle Beach. “I help the victims regain the financial losses they suffered as a result of accidents such as this one.
Automobile accidents that end in death and injuries are a great deal more common than you might think. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that in 2014 alone, 2.3 million people admitted to hospitals for injuries sustained as a result of a car accident. That same year there were 32,675 deaths connected to traffic accidents.
One of the really difficult things about traffic accidents is that when a person is involved in an accident, even one that doesn’t involve the use of drugs or alcohol, they often go into a state of shock that effectively mirrors and symptoms of injuries they might have. It isn’t until they get home and start to relax that they start realizing that something isn’t quite right and that they need to see a doctor.
When this happens, you need to keep everything the doctor provides you with connection to the accident so that if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who triggered the accident, you’ll have the documentation available to back up your claim. The more documents you can provide, the better.
If you intend to file a personal injury lawsuit, it’s in your interest to meet with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Since it’s up to you, the plaintiff, to prove your case, your attorney will want to launch their own investigation into the accident as quickly as possible while the incident is still fresh in witness’s minds. You can learn more about your rights after a personal injury by visiting https://joeandmartin.com/myrtle-beach/.