Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Comments on Recent Turnpike Pileup and Uncompensated Victims

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A multi-vehicle crash on the Florida Turnpike turned fatal and left many drivers injured and shaken. Attorney Michael Steinger says the victims are entitled to compensation, but worries many will never receive it.

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Many accident victims don't realize they're entitled to compensation for their injuries, their lost work time, and their suffering.

Sirens blared and a ball of fire erupted into the air Thursday morning, according to eyewitnesses at the scene of a multi-vehicle Florida turnpike accident. The accident occurred before dawn under wet conditions, making what could have been a small fender bender into a serious crash according to the Palm Beach Post.

At least three vehicles were involved in the crash, including an E&J Brandy truck and a Palm Beach County Sheriff's squad car. Two people were killed and at least one other was taken to the hospital.

Michael Steinger, an attorney who focuses on victims' rights, says that insurance alone may not cover the medical costs of those involved in the crash.

“Many accident victims don't realize they're entitled to compensation for their injuries, their lost work time, and their suffering,” Steinger said. “Insurance companies have every incentive to offer a quick, but small payout to avoid paying the full bill. If you take it, you may be cheating yourself out of what you're owed.”

The accident had lanes closed for five hours as authorities tried to piece together what had happened. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman says that an SUV lost control, struck the median's concrete barrier and flipped over, and other vehicles struck it in the darkness. No criminal charges have been filed.

“Money can never make up for this kind of tragedy,” Steinger said. “But the bills can last for years after it's over. I hope that anyone involved goes straight to a lawyer to talk about their options.”

About Michael Steinger:

Michael S. Steinger is a dedicated accident lawyer and victim advocate. Co-founder of Steinger, Iscoe and Greene, his injury law firm maintains a strict promise only to work on behalf of victims and never big businesses. He can be contacted at:

Steinger, Iscoe and Greene
2333 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Suite 1102
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(305) 569-6000

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