Helping a family member involved in a car crash can be hard, especially if they must go through surgeries, therapies, or end up disabled. Unfortunately, there are also families that must deal with the death of a family member involved in a car accident.

Car accidents are not only unexpected, unpredictable, and sometimes devastating, they also occur more often than we may think.

In 2017, there were 87,559 total crashes in the state of Florida.

In 2017, Hillsborough County recorded 27,900 car crashes

  • In 13,599 of the car crashes there was at least one injury – 20,682 total injuries
  • In 179 of the car crashes there was at least one fatality – 189 total fatalities

As of 03/29/2018 there have already been 6,666 car crashes in Hillsborough County

  • In 3,042 of the car crashes there was at least one injury – for a total of4,743 injuries
  • In 37 of the car crashes there was at least one fatality – there have been a total of 39 fatalities

Losing a great doctor

Dr. Charles Canaan Williams Jr., a doctor at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, died Wednesday morning in a fiery car crash in the intersection of Fowler and Gillette Avenue. The car crash involved three vehicles, Dr. Williams vehicle caught fire causing a portion of Fowler Avenue to close. According to Fox 13, at one point the smoke was so thick it blocked the view from the air. The Temple Terrace Police Department is still investigating the accident.

I did not personally know Dr. Williams, but the way his patients, students, and coworkers remember him is that of family. Through the hard times and loss that his death has brought, there is one thing I am sure about – he impacted many lives. He may be gone, but many are left to tell his story and his students will continue to grow and his teachings will continue to pass through generations.

Contact Brooks Law Group

A serious car accident may not only leave someone emotionally, but also physically and financially vulnerable. Often, the tragedy becomes more difficult when the insurance company withholds the financial help that the family or injured person needs after the accident. Brooks Law Group has attorneys in Winter Haven, Lakeland, and Tampa that are ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you, a friend, or a family member have been involved in a car accident call Brooks Law Group at 1-800-LAW-3030 today for a free consultation.

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.