When Florida investigators are called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident, they are often met with a lot of unanswered questions. It can take weeks, even months, to determine what or who may have caused a particular crash to occur. Finding the answers is often a top priority for grieving families who have lost loved ones in a collision.
On a recent Friday at approximately 10:30 p.m., a Florida highway became the scene of a tragedy. There were numerous vehicles traveling on the roadway at the time. One of them was driven by a 25-year-old woman. She lost control of her steering and careened into an oncoming lane of traffic.
At that moment, there happened to be another vehicle headed in an eastbound direction. The woman’s vehicle struck the eastbound car, nearly head-on. A 37-year-old man behind the wheel of the vehicle that was struck suffered serious injuries in the collision. Sadly, a 34-year old woman who was traveling as a passenger in the same vehicle died upon impact.
The woman whose vehicle veered out of its lane was also killed in the crash. When a Florida collision results in serious injuries or fatalities, it often leads to litigation. If there is evidence of driver negligence, a recovering injured victim or an immediate family member of a deceased victim may file a claim in civil court to seek compensation for documented damages. Such litigation is complex and often stressful, which is why most plaintiffs ask experienced injury law attorneys to represent them in court.