Teen killed in Florida car accident

A female teenager was killed in a car accident on southbound Interstate 95 around 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 20. Police say that the accident happened when the teenage driver of a 2003 Acura RSX lost control of the vehicle, which caused the vehicle to hit a tree. Both girls were taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute.

While the passenger in the car succumbed to her injuries, the driver of the car only suffered minor injuries. Police say that both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Officers also indicated that the car may have been cut off by a gold or tan vehicle that continued to drive south on I-95. However, the cause of the crash remained under investigation hours after it occurred.

In a case such as this one, the family of a passenger who died in a car accident may have cause for a wrongful death suit. Additionally, a driver who is injured after being cut off by another driver may also have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. Individuals in those situations may benefit from speaking to a personal injury attorney.

An attorney might litigate a victim’s case in court and use evidence like police reports and witness testimonies to support a claim. An injured person could be entitled to a financial award that helps offset medical bills and possibly any additional long-term medical costs. The family of deceased crash victim could also seek compensation for final expenses and other noneconomic damages like loss of companionship.

Source: TC Palm, “Passenger killed in accident on I-95 in Port St. Lucie“, Laurie K. Blandford, August 20, 2014

Source: TC Palm, “Passenger killed in accident on I-95 in Port St. Lucie“, Laurie K. Blandford, August 20, 2014