All Florida drivers must comply with all traffic laws and safety regulations. Doing so, however, does not guarantee that every motorist will comply. A horrific head-on collision occurred on Christmas Eve that has resulted in charges pending against the driver of one of the vehicles. When a car accident results in fatalities, as this one did, property damage is merely the tip of the iceberg when determining the financial consequences of the collision.
Sadly, three women died at the scene of the recent head-on crash. They were traveling together in a southbound lane when another vehicle veered into their lane. A man, age 52, was behind the wheel of the other car. Police say it appears he was trying to pass traffic in a no-passing zone.
The women ranged in age from 62 to 86. The man in the other car was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment of injuries after his vehicle caught on fire upon impact. One can only imagine how grief-stricken the women’s loved ones and friends upon hearing such tragic news.
When a car accident results in fatality, it often leads to litigation. Immediate family members of deceased victims may file wrongful death claims against the party or parties deemed responsible for the collision. While there is no way to replace the loss of human life, such litigation often leads to financial relief for grieving families who are prove that the negligence of the parties sued either caused or substantially contributed to the collision and death that resulted.