Steel Object Crashes Through Windshield
A south Florida motorist was injured by a small steel wheel that likely fell off another vehicle while driving on the Florida Turnpike. The steel wheel likely fell off a larger vehicle such as a trailer or a garbage truck. 56-year-old John Stanzione, of Boynton Beach, Florida, suffered injuries to his eyes and arms by broken glass as the steel wheel crashed through his windshield. Stanzione was taken to a south Florida hospital for medical treatment.
This bizarre incident is without doubt caused by another unidentified vehicle. In terms used by lawyers and insurance company, that vehicle is often called a "phantom vehicle." It is unlikely that Mr. Stanzione will ever find the vehicle that the wheel fell off of. Assuming that Mr. Stanzione has uninsured motorist coverage (UM), he has a claim against his own insurance carrier. Mr. Stanzione also has a no-fault/PIP claim against his own insurance carrier. The PIP carrier should pay up to $10,000 of his medical bills that were the result of use, maintenance, or operation of the motor vehicle. There are a number of hoops that one must jump through in order to make claims against an insurance carrier. For advice on how to make a PIP claim or a UM claim, please contact a personal injury or car accident lawyer for advice on how to make those claims. If you or a loved one was injured in the greater Central Florida area, please contact a personal injury or car accident lawyer to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case. A consultation with a personal injury lawyer is free.