When personal injury leads to death in a Florida accident

The community of a young Florida college student has joined together, in mourning, to honor the young man who was recently killed in a one-vehicle auto accident. At times, when a victim succumbs to personal injury in a collision, his or her immediate family members sometimes decide to file a legal claim on behalf of their deceased loved one. It remains to be seen whether this will take place with regard to a recent crash that occurred just after 9:30 p.m. on a weekend night.

A resident in the area reported that she heard a terribly loud bang and screeching tires, moments before the crash. She said that she was completely horrified to have rushed to the scene, only to discover a vehicle wrapped around a nearby tree. A 21-year-old passenger in the wrecked vehicle died at the scene of the crash.

The woman rushed back to her house to instruct a friend to call 911. It was later reported that speed is thought to have been a leading factor in the cause of the tragic accident. Apparently, the driver of the car took a bend too quickly, then struck a tree after failing to navigate the curve.

The deceased victim in the Florida accident had recently graduated high school and was transferring to Florida State University. In similar cases where personal injury results in death, parents or other immediate family members may seek compensation on a decedent’s behalf by pursuing a legal claim in court. This, of course, would not alleviate their grief in their loved one’s sudden and untimely death; however, a compensatory award — based upon appropriate proof of negligence — could help them absorb some of the costs incurred after the accident, such as funeral expenses, loss of wages and any medical bills from care rendered before death.

Source: wctv.tv, “TPD Releases More Information on Fatal Car Crash“, Alicia Turner, June 7, 2015