As of 8:15 p.m. on a recent Friday, a northbound traffic lane near an overpass crossing Highway 123 was closed because of a collision. There were two vehicles involved in what was later reported as a fatal auto accident. Numerous vehicle occupants were transported to the hospital with injuries. At the time of this writing, one death was confirmed.
A minivan and pickup truck collided in a head-on crash. Preliminary investigations show that the pickup truck driver was heading south in a northbound lane when the collision occurred. A man who was traveling in the pickup truck died in the crash.
Accidents like this one often prompt many questions, such as why a vehicle was headed in the wrong direction on the road. Did the driver suffer a medical emergency? Was he or she intoxicated or distracted at the wheel? These and other questions typically become central focus issues in post-accident investigations.
If a Florida fatal auto accident is determined to have been caused by driver negligence, an immediate family member of the decedent may seek justice in a civil court. By filing a wrongful death claim, an acting plaintiff can request compensation for damages. It is necessary to show evidence of negligence in such cases and also to prove that the driver’s negligence was a direct cause of the fatality that occurred. Because litigating such issues is typically quite challenging, most people considering filing such claims rely on experienced personal injury law attorneys to act on their behalves in court.