Car Accident US98 and Winter Lake Road Involving 3 Vehicles May 2018

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A three car accident was reported at the intersection of US98 (Bartow Road) and CR540 (Winter Lake Road) in Lakeland, Florida on May 17, 2018.  The accident reported by The Ledger indicates that the accident happened in the outside lane headed northbound.  A photograph provided by The Ledger shows damage to the front of a red Toyota Corolla.

Important Things To Know About This Accident

Because of the front end damage to the red Toyota Corolla, this case is likely to have an application of the presumption of negligence in rear-end collisions that has been created by case law in Florida.  This presumption is rebuttable, meaning that evidence of a sudden stop or collision in front of the red Toyota may become a defense.  When accidents such as these happen at intersections, a driver stopping for a changing traffic light often gets hit from behind by a driver who is unprepared for a signal change or thinks that they can run the yellow light.

How Insurance Coverage Works

Insurance coverage for this accident has multiple layers.  Aside from property damage liability and collision coverages, this accident involves a combination of no-fault insurance, bodily injury liability, and potentially uninsured motorist coverage.  Whether and to what extent these coverage apply will be determined by the ultimate facts of how the accident occurred.

Get Help With Your Case

If you have been involved in a car accident, you should talk to a Lakeland, FL car accident attorney for advice on how to handle your case.  A consultation with an attorney is free.  Call us today to set your appointment.

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May 17, 2018