A request has been made for a case that was filed in another state to be transferred to Florida. The case involves car accident injuries suffered by a member of a collegiate women’s rowing team in a collision that occurred in this state while she was traveling with her team in a van that her coach was driving at the time. Sadly, in addition to the young woman’s personal injuries, there was also a fatality in the crash.
Records show there were 11 teammates in the van when the coach who was driving reportedly failed to yield a right-of-way on a left turn. The coach drove into oncoming traffic and the van collided with a pickup truck. A sophomore member of the rowing team died in the collision. The team member who has filed a lawsuit against the school and the coach suffered numerous severe injuries, including a broken pelvis and a traumatic brain injury.
Police who responded to the scene of the collision cited the coach for failing to yield a right-of-way. He resigned from his 34-year coaching career following the tragedy. The rower who filed the lawsuit against him seeks more than $15,000 in damages. The coach and the school have requested that the case be heard in a Florida court as opposed to Connecticut, which is where the young woman filed her claim.
Surviving car accident injuries does not always result in a full, physical recovery, especially when there is trauma to the brain. Recovering victims are entitled to seek financial recovery for their losses against any person or people deemed responsible for their injuries because of negligence. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney can provide a recovering victim with support to gather and present evidence in court.