In Falmouth car accident attorney news today, a two-car crash Friday afternoon right near our offices at 140 Locust Street in Falmouth sent three people to the hospital, one which was flown via MedFlight helicopter to Boston with serious injuries.
The crash occurred around 1:45 p.m., according to the Falmouth police right near 553 Palmer Avenue near Crabapples Restaurant.
Falmouth woman Olive Beverly, 94, was pulling her 2005 Toyota Prius out parking lot of the restaurant to make a left turn onto Palmer Avenue, according to the police records. Olive apparently did not see the 2005 Pontiac Vibe, driven by Daniel Fleer, 17, of West Falmouth who was heading north.
Unfortunately, the vehicles violently collided in a head-on collision.
The passenger in the Pontiac was Fleer’s father, who told a Times reporter had absolutely no chance to stop his vehicle. He incredulously asked:
“How could she not see the red car coming?”
Beverly was given a citation by Falmouth police for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
Unfortunately, all of the three people who were in the previous were injured with one passenger seriously injured. That passenger needed to be flown in the med flight helicopter to a Boston hospital.
Beverly and the other passenger in the Prius were taken to Falmouth Hospital with injuries that were minor and not life-threatening.
Fleer and his passenger reported minor injuries, according to the police report.
Palmer Avenue was closed for over 30 minutes while the injured parties were treated. This caused massive traffic snarls in downtown Falmouth.
Falmouth Car Accident Attorney Advice For You…
Car accidents in Falmouth are very common with the winding roads and the the increased traffic, especially in the summertime. Be especially careful when driving and also remember to wear your seatbelt, this can minimize your injuries if you are in a car accident.
Even if you’ve sustained minor injuries in a car accident and don’t want to seek medical treatment, you should seek medical treatment regardless. Oftentimes in car accidents, not just in Falmouth, but in any Cape Cod town, the injuries sustained don’t appear for several weeks.
This is why it’s so important to seek medical attention even if you have minor bumps or bruises.
If the injuries are minor and you sought medical treatment, you’ve covered all your bases – especially should you ever need to file a claim with your insurance company.
And of course, if you have been in a car accident and you feel that you are not at fault and need to file an insurance claim contact a Falmouth car accident attorney who knows the ins and outs of personal injury and car accident personal injury law to help guide you through the process.
Many people feel they don’t need the assistance of a car accident attorney even in minor cases. However, its best to speak with a personal injury lawyer, especially if your insurance company is giving you the run around.
If I’m Injured, Do Call A Falmouth Car Accident Attorney First?
No. If you are in a car accident, seek medical treatment first and foremost – most especially if you are seriously injured.
Then take the next logical and smart step to call a car accident lawyer who can help you navigate through the insurance claim issues you are likely to to face.
Remember that in most personal injury cases, insurance companies do not want to pay claims in excess of what they think they are worth. This is why calling a Cape Cod car accident attorney firm like ours is a very good decision.
A Falmouth-based car accident attorney is the one who’s on your side, not the insurance companies.