Florida Personal Injury Lawsuits Filed in Wake of I-75 Accident Report

by Carmen Dellutri on May 17, 2012

Florida car accident lawyerAs Port Charlotte accident attorneys, we are not surprised that personal injury lawsuits have been initiated in the wake of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement report that concluded troopers erred when they reopened Interstate 75 shortly before a string of deadly accidents. Among other mistakes, the report noted that troopers failed to follow procedure or confer with other agencies such as the National Weather Service when they decided to reopen the highway.

According to the Associated Press, a Gainesville man who survived the series of accidents that left 11 people dead and 22 injured has sent notice that he intends to sue the Florida Highway Patrol for negligence. Steven Camps, 22, and a friend were able to jump out of their cars and escape the crush of vehicles and flames. However, Camps alleges that he has suffered emotional distress since the accident.

As we have reported on this personal injury blog, the deadly chain reaction started minutes after Florida Highway Patrol troopers reopened the highway. The interstate had been closed for several hours because of fog and smoke from a brush fire on Paynes Prairie. After Florida Highway Patrol reported that visibility improved, I-75 was reopened. Approximately 45 minutes later, the collisions occurred.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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