A car crashed through a home interrupting a man’s breakfast early Friday morning, March 1, 2019.
According to Fox 13, the car entered a bedroom of the house after blowing though a stop sign and leaving the road. According to police, the driver of the car was showing off his car to a friend and failed to stop at a stop sign at 126th Ave North and Wild Acres Way.
Two people were taken to the hospital, and neighbors say that this has happened before under similar circumstances. Two years ago, a car blew through the same intersection and crashed into the home next door injuring a woman in her bed.
In the present crash, the driver of the car was charged with driving without a license and filing to stop at a stop sign.
Cars Crashing into Buildings
According to a report from the Texas Traffic Institute at Texas A&M, cars crash into buildings over 60 times a day across the country. Homes make up a small percentage of those accidents with the most being retail stores such as restaurants and strip malls.
The report cited the greatest factor being the location of the building. Those buildings closest to parking lots have the highest risk of being struck. This is because the most common reason for a building crash is the driver mistaking the brake for the gas pedal, and the car is accidently driven into the building.
When a car crashes into a building, there is a lot of flying debris than can act like shrapnel. Also, the impact itself and cause serious injury. Deep lacerations, broken bones and head trauma are a few of the common injuries as many of the victims are sitting or standing in what they thought was a safe place. Another problem with these crashes is that people generally feel safe from car accidents inside a building and fail to take defensive measures thus putting them at further risk of injury.
What Should I do?
When someone is injured by a car while inside a building, they sometimes don’t consider seeking compensation from the driver as they don’t look at it as a typical auto accident. Or others feel that their injuries might not be severe enough to warrant seeking compensation. However, the best thing to do is to talk to an attorney who knows the law and can give you advice and a case evaluation. This attorney can also discuss your potential areas of compensation.
If you have been injured is a similar incident talk to a professional who can evaluate your claim to see what you are entitled to. The following are possible damages that come naturally from vehicle-building collisions:
- Medical Bills
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress/PTSD
- Lost Time From Work
- Property Damage (Cell phones, other personal items)
- Permanent Disability
Contact a Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer
Always speak to an attorney after any accident resulting in a serious injury.
If you were involved in a crash similar to this one, contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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