Driving when in a clear state of mind and when in good health is vital to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. When a person fails to consider their health, and they get into their vehicle despite knowing the potential risk they have of being unable to concentrate properly they risk getting seriously injured. They also risk getting into unexpected and complicated accidents- like the collision on McMullen Booth road.
An 85-year-old man crashed into a Clearwater townhouse after losing control of his vehicle early into the night. The senior did not face any fatal injuries and further investigation into the case uncovered that his health failed him suddenly and this resulted in him passing out. After he passed out his truck hit a curb, went through a fence and straight into a townhouse. It is unknown as to how fast the truck was going at the time of the collision, but the townhome did face some very serious damages. The truck managed to puncture the wall of the home and a man who was inside was struck by the debris.
Truck accidents can be fatal but luckily, in this case, no one suffered serious injuries. The name and medical condition of the senior have not been released to date and the accident is still under investigation.
However, what will most probably follow is a claim lawsuit in which the individual who had their home damaged will demand compensation for the damages they suffered. In this case, the senior can be held accountable for driving despite knowing they had health complications but the matter is complex as he may have been unaware that his health would fail him and it may not have been a common occurrence for him. Either way, it is up to those who suffered damages to decide what sort of action they will take or whether they will choose to cover the damages themselves.
For the injuries the senior suffered, he may be eligible to claim insurance, but more details of the case are required to ascertain this. A truck accident lawyer can help anyone in a similar situation discern whether they are eligible for compensation and what legal steps they must take to get to the point of getting their final compensation in their hands.
What should I do if someone damages my property with their vehicle?
If a homeowner ever discovers their property is destroyed by a driver, they should report the accident immediately. The driver will most probably be held liable for the damages and a person can sue them to get the financial coverage to pay for the damages. If there was a third factor, such as very bad weather conditions, or poor road maintenance that resulted in the accident then it is best to involve a lawyer for further investigation into the case to ascertain appropriate liability.