Earlier this month, one man was killed and two others seriously injured when a pick-up truck careened into a crowd of people participating in a Pride parade. According to a local news report, the collision occurred in Wilton Manors, not far from Fort Lauderdale.
Evidently, the driver of the pick-up truck inexplicably began accelerating into the crowd of people. Most of the people in the area were able to avoid the truck; however, it struck three people. One man was killed and two others were seriously hurt.
Initially, the accident was thought to be a targeted attack against the LGBTQ community. However, upon further investigation, authorities discovered that the driver of the pick-up truck was a member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus and that it was an accident.
Authorities told reporters that the driver of the pick-up truck is cooperating with the police investigation and that they do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved. In a statement, the driver explained “I love my Chorus family and the community and would never do anything to intentionally harm anyone.
Recovering After a Fatal Florida Car Accident
Family members who lost a loved one in a South Florida traffic accident suffer unimaginable loss. And while nothing can bring back a family member lost in a tragic accident, a wrongful death lawsuit can help loved ones overcome many of the financial hurdles they face in the wake of the accident.
A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury lawsuit. However, unlike a personal injury case which is brought by the accident victim themselves, a wrongful death case is filed by the personal representative of the accident victim’s estate.
To succeed in a wrongful death claim, a plaintiff must establish that another party 1.) owed the deceased party a duty of care; 2.) violated that duty of care, either through some action or failure to act; and 3.) caused the death of the accident victim.
While this may seem easy to prove, that isn’t always the case. Family members pursuing a wrongful death claim often become frustrated by how the insurance company handles the claim. For example, an insurance company may deny a claim for a procedural reason or offer far less in compensation that the family deserves, given the severity of their loss. A Miami wrongful death lawyer can help families build a successful case and negotiate with the insurance company.
Have You Lost a Loved One in a Florida Car Accident?
If you recently lost a family member in a fatal Florida car accident, the dedicated lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrade are here to help. We have decades of combined experience handling all types of personal injury claims, including wrongful death claims arising from fatal car accidents. We approach every case with a sense of compassion, taking care to ensure our clients are supported throughout the process. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, give us a call today at 877-488-8585. Calling is free, and we will never bill you unless and until we can recover compensation on your behalf.