A tragedy occurred near Walt Disney World in Florida that involved several vehicles. The incident has left a college community reeling with grief. The crash resulted in the loss of a 21-year-old hospitality management student. Many of her classmates recently gathered at a local coffee and tea house to honor her memory. Anyone facing a similar circumstance should know that there is legal recourse available for one who suffers the loss of a loved one to a fatal personal injurysustained in a motor vehicle collision.
The fatal crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. Reportedly, the young woman who was killed had been traveling on Interstate 4 when a pickup truck hit her vehicle from the rear. The impact of that collision apparently sent her car crashing into another vehicle in front of hers.
Rescue workers who responded to the scene transported the woman to a nearby medical center in Orlando. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries some time later. Fellow students have stated that the victim was a blessing to all who had the privilege of crossing her path in life.
An investigation remains ongoing, and charges are pending in this case. In a similar situation, a lawsuit may be filed by any immediate family member who has suffered due to the untimely death of a loved one caused by an accident-related fatal personal injury. It is often possible to obtain restitution for damages that include emotional pain and suffering, loss of consortium, medical bills, and funeral expenses. The process typically begins with a family member filing a wrongful death claim in a Florida civil court on behalf of the deceased victim.
Source: centralfloridafuture.com, “UCF student dies following car accident on I-4“, Daniela Marin, Feb. 19, 2016