123 cars are reported to be involved in a major pileup that occurred in Kalamazoo County, Michigan this week. At least one person is dead in this horrendous crash involving a police estimate of at least fifty semi trucks, causing damage in both directions of the freeway. A semi-trailer carrying an unknown amount of fireworks also exploded when the truck caught fire, causing even more damage to vehicles and people alike. It is unknown at this time what caused the accident, or even the extent of the damage. Emergency evacuation for drivers and passengers was required to get the non-injured parties to a nearby school to provide food and assistance while the situation was sorted out. The highway was shut down in both directions for hours while rescue workers worked to help victims, remove cars, and clean up the huge amount of debris left by the accident. Witnesses and victims of the huge pile-up had only confusion and pain to show for the accident, with an investigation into the causes of the accident still pending.
Additional information about the intense pile-up and pictures of the scene can be found here. Updates on the damage are also still pending, as authorities work around the clock to clean up the road and get people information on the causes of the crash.
The confusion, injuries, anger, and property damage that follows a major accident like this can be devastating, and leave all parties involved in complex litigation and settlement that could take years. With the cause of the accident still unknown and the sheer number of cars involved in the incident, the insurance companies and parties involved will be very reluctant to pay premiums in order to pay for the medical bills and property damage. It is times like these that automobile accident attorneys, like the experienced ones at the Friedland | Carmona are important to the process of recovery. Mr. Friedland and his associate, Michael Carmona, Esq. have experience in getting victims of automobile accidents and other personal injuries compensation awards for their injuries, damage to their property, and disruption of their lives.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident that injured you or your family, or you have been injured in any personal injury incident at work, home, or on the property of another, call the Friedland | Carmona today! The personal injury attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona have decades of experience litigating personal injury cases, with a strong track record of large compensation awards and quality service to victims and their families. If you or someone you love has been the victim of an injuring car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of personal injury, call today!