According to a spokesperson for the Broward Police Department, officers are still searching for a woman behind the wheel of a white sedan that struck a 24-year-old woman while headed northbound North Dixie Highway. The crash occurred last week on Tuesday September 29, 2020. The crash occurred just after 9pm in the area of North Dixie Highway and Northwest Ninth Street in Pompano Beach. Police Deputies said the woman who was hit did not recover from her injuries and died at Broward Health North a few days after the crash. As of this week, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies have yet to catch the driver. The unidentified driver was traveling northbound on North Dixie Highway and stopped to check on her car at a parking lot nearby.
Fault in Car Accidents
A traffic accident is a broad general term that covers accidents where a vehicle is involved, and someone is injured. After a traffic accident is over, the impact really starts to set in. You try to piece together the puzzle of the accident and at the same time your mind tries to get away from that. Going back-and-forth between figuring out what happened is just part of the process of healing after a car accident. The effect a car accident will have on you depends on several different factors. Some of them you can easily guess, others are not so apparent. For instance, some factors may include the severity of the injuries sustained in the car accident, what the consequences are for you, and the amount of time needed to recover. One difficult realization is that you can’t change the accident itself. It’s a fact. But you do have the opportunity of keeping it from becoming a greater liability to you and your family. The worst thing that you can do is avoid your problem or avoid seeking legal assistance if you need it. Those who do not seek legal assistance when they should face the same risks and benefits as those who do seek legal assistance. Like medical treatment, when a person fails to seek professional medical assistance when they should can have disastrous results. The same is true for persons who ignore legal problems. Consider pursuing a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Personal injury law encompasses hundreds of different types of cases, including car accident cases. No matter the type of injury sustained, all injury victims must prove fault to obtain compensation. Learning about personal injury law can help you understand your legal rights and obligations and why it is vital to have a skilled attorney represent you. Negligence occurs when an individual fail to behave in accordance with the standard of care that a reasonable prudent person would exercise in the same situation, it is considered negligence under the law. The most common example of duty of care involves driving a motor vehicle. All drivers in Florida have a duty of care to act in a reasonable manner to avoid harming other drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. The extent of that duty is defined by the rules of the road and by common sense. To achieve a favorable result in a personal injury claim arising out of a car accident typically means you must prove four main elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Injuries resulting from negligence are direct when they were intended by the wrongdoer or when a person of ordinary prudence and judgment would have foreseen them as natural and probable results of his wrong if he had used the care and foresight which the law requires of him under the circumstances of the case. When several act together or co-operate in the negligent conduct resulting in injury to another each and all of them are liable to that person for the resulting injury. Where several are guilty of separate acts of negligence which concur or combine in injuring another, the law in Florida that is applied is called pure comparative negligence. Damages are the physical and emotional injuries, property damage, and lost income someone suffers as the result of a car accident. Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation!
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