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Fatal auto accident near Florida overpass, several others injured

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.

Florida fatal auto accident involved two vehicles

When Florida motorists get behind the wheel, they may encounter certain roadway situations that place them at risk for injury. In fact, some types of road locations are known to be more dangerous than others. Intersections, for instance, rank high on most lists of potentially dangerous travel areas. Sadly, the new year had only just begun when a fatal auto accident occurred at a crossroads in Sarasota.

Fatal auto accident: When tragedy strikes during holidays

Most Florida households are currently full swing into their 2019 holiday seasons. Many people are eagerly counting down the days until they gather with family and friends for special celebrations. Learning that a loved one has died in a fatal auto accident during the holidays takes grief to a whole new level.

Coping with loss after a fatal auto accident

Nothing can prepare you for getting a phone call informing you that your loved one has been in a terrible collision. While the time following that call might be vague or cluttered in your mind, chances are you will always remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when the phone rang. If you recently lost a family member to a fatal auto accident in Florida, you might be navigating a wide range of emotions right now, especially if you believe another person's negligence was responsible for the collision.

How to avoid a fatal auto accident during the holidays

In Florida and beyond, there are typically more motor vehicle collisions during holiday seasons. One of several reasons might be that many people tend to increase their consumption of alcohol on festive occasions. Some of them, unfortunately, then make irresponsible decisions to get behind the wheels of their vehicles to drive, which greatly increases the risk that a fatal auto accident might occur. 

Florida collision ended in fatality after passenger was ejected

There are many motorcycle enthusiasts in Florida and elsewhere. Some people prefer to be operators, and others enjoy riding behind as passengers on the open road. Either way, passengers and drivers are often at great risk for injury, especially if an unexpected issue occurs that suddenly changes traffic flow.

Defendant's mother asks leniency re Florida fatal auto accident

On a recent Friday, at approximately 8 p.m., a man's life was devastated. He had been traveling in Florida with his wife, who was driving their vehicle at the time. The events that unfolded led to criminal charges against another woman, whose mother appeared in court to ask the judge for leniency.

Mutiple cars involved in fatal auto accident in Florida

Florida is a prime location for vacations, retirement and year-round residence. The state has many amenities to offer. Like all other states, however, there are downsides, such as highways that are often congested with traffic. The more drivers sharing a particular roadway, the greater chance that a fatal auto accident might occur.

Lawsuit alleges Tesla technology cause of fatal accident

Vehicle accidents are sadly nothing new or even unusual to residents in Florida. However, it is important for people to not just blindly accept these events but instead to ensure that they are their family members are properly compensated if an accident was caused by another person's negligence. The same is true when an accident may have been caused by a company's negligence or the failure of some technology or component of a vehicle. 

Knowing who can file a wrongful death lawsuit

When you lose a loved one to a car accident in West Palm Beach, that loss is often felt far beyond the emotional void that they leave behind. You might have relied on them for financial support as well, and replacing both that companionship and financial assistance is no easy feat. Many have come to us here at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & RYLES in that exact same situation wondering if filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be a possibility for them. If you are considering a similar action, you should know who the state of Florida allows to file (and to benefit from) such a lawsuit. 

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