FHP Says Charges Are pending in Sarasota 50-Car I-75 Crash

Florida Highway patrol Troopers investigating the 50-Car Pile-up that took place on I-75 on the University Parkway overpass at Sarasota have stated that many of the crashes were the result of excessive speed and careless driving for the conditions.

In addition to riving too fast, officers with the FHP also said many of the cars were following much too closely to be at safe distance, and in some cases other drivers were not even paying attention to what was going on in front of them. All of this contributed to drivers not being able to stop in time to avoid colliding with the cars in front.

As a result charges are pending for many of the drivers involved in the 50 car crash of Friday.

A trooped spelled out that following another vehicle too closely is considered careless driving or failing to use due care under Florida law. As such our law firm is expecting many situations were many were injured by other negligence as well as a large dust-up between the insurance companies who have insured drivers and passengers involved in the 50-car crash.

FHP officials expect a formal and detailed report out sometime next week once they have completed detailed investigations for each party involved in the accident.

If you or a loved one was unfortunately caught up in this terrible accident contact the Lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh for a free review. The insurance companies can argue about fault and liability and compensation for months and in some cases years. Don’t be left behind when you are in need.

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Bernie Walsh

Education Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school. Experience Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication, has rated Mr. Walsh as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recoveries, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.