Home Struck By Car In Northwest Miami-Dade
Northwest Miami-Dade was the scene of yet another accident in which a car left a roadway and struck a house. Details regarding the incident are sparse, but it was noted that the driver of the vehicle that struck the house was taken to the hospital. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but reports indicate that the driver may have suffered some sort of medical incident.
Medical Emergencies And Auto Accidents
Medical conditions cause problems not only for those who suffer from the conditions themselves, but also for others, particular when those medical conditions cause or contribute to an auto accident, as may have been the case in this Northwest Miami-Dade incident. Though rare, a driver’s medical condition can cause an auto accident when it affects the driver’s ability to drive safely. Some of the more common medical conditions that can cause or contribute to an accident include epilepsy and its associated seizures, strokes, heart attacks, or diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Though some conditions may be known ahead of time and may offer the driver the ability to take measures to minimize the chances of an accident due to the condition, drivers who suffer heart attacks and strokes behind the wheel may have no way to predict or plan for these conditions.
Preventable Medical Conditions
Out of all of the types of medical conditions that can cause an auto accident, one of the most common is also one of the most predictable and preventable – driver fatigue. Statistics show that a majority of drivers have driven while feeling drowsy and, even more worrisome is the fact that more than a third of all drivers admit to having fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point. A percentage of those who admitted to having dozed off behind the wheel also admitted to doing so fairly regularly – and some admit that they have either had an accident or have nearly had one as a result of dozing off or just being too tired to drive. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes drowsy driving as a major problem in our country, which often has tragic results and can occur not only when a driver has not had enough sleep but also when sleep disorders go untreated or as a result of medication or drinking. When drivers get behind the wheel without first ensuring they have had enough sleep to do so safely, they often pay less attention to the road, are less able to react appropriately to changes in driving conditions, and less likely to make good decisions.
Reach Out to Us for Help Today
If you have been in an auto accident caused by the medical condition of another driver, you may be entitled to money for your injuries and losses. At the office of Alan Goldfarb, P.A., we can help you to successfully recover money for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses associated with the accident. Our Miami personal injury attorneys will review your case with you to determine the best way to get the results you deserve and will work hard to accomplish those results. Contact us now to talk with one of our legal professionals today.