The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a car accident that happened Wednesday morning in Flagler County. The two vehicles involved in the accident hit head on after one vehicle crossed the center line. Tragically, both drivers died at the scene. Flagler County is located about 45 minutes south of Jacksonville, Florida.
Car accidents like this can present a difficult problem in determining who is at fault. Often, accident reconstruction experts must be hired to analyze the vehicles and any marks or debris left on the roadway. It is necessary that all evidence, including both vehicles, be preserved in order that experts can examine them.
If a lawsuit is brought, the defendant will be entitled to hire an expert to examine the vehicles. If the vehicles have been destroyed in the meanwhile, the case may be seriously compromised. Sometimes, in the face of lost evidence, Florida courts will dismiss a case altogether. As a result, it is important to hire an attorney that has the resources to hire an accident reconstruction expert and to store vehicles for an indefinite period of time.
Please contact our Jacksonville, Florida, auto accident lawyers for a free consultation if you have any questions about your rights regarding any type of car or trucking accident.