Florida Woman Dies In Crash On I-75

Florida Woman Dies in Crash on I-75

According to a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, an elderly woman died Sunday night in a car crash on I-75. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday night near mile marker 326 while the woman was headed north on I-75. The Florida Highway Patrol says the woman’s Toyota sedan was stationary in the center lane without its lights on when a car driven by a 57-year-old man rear-ended the woman’s vehicle. Unfortunately, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while the man suffered minor injuries. The names of the woman and the man have not been released as the Florida Highway Patrol is still conducting an investigation as to the cause of the accident. No further details were released.

Liability for Car Accidents in South Florida

Although insurance companies would prefer that you believe that determining legal responsibility or liability for a car crash is a complicated question, the answer in most instances can be quite simple. Liability is determined by first realizing the simple fact that most car accidents occur because a driver was not careful enough or in legal terms, was negligent. As it pertains to negligence, an injured person must prove four things: the person who caused the accident had a legal responsibility or “duty of care” to avoid harming the person who was injured,  the person who caused the accident failed to live up to that legal responsibility and committed a breach of that duty, the accident resulted from the breach of duty called causation and injuries and their consequences known as damages resulted from the accident. When dealing with your auto insurance company, it is unlikely that you will be using these exact terms to discuss your car accident. The reason your accident occurred may be obvious and the only question may be how much compensation is appropriate. Either way, it is important to understand the basic legal issues that come into play in a car accident case. Liability is an issue that is almost certainly going to come up in your car accident case and having a complete picture of how liability is determined can be extremely helpful when making your case against the opposing driver or an insurance company.

Car Accident Attorneys in South Florida

The steps you make after a crash can greatly impact your potential to recover compensation for your injuries. First of all, never leave the scene of an accident as you can face criminal charges for doing so. Instead, the first thing you should do after a crash is call for help, call 911 so that you can get medical assistance out to the accident as well as a police officer who can assess the situation. If the police officer asks you if you were at fault for the accident, do not admit fault. Finally, consider using your smartphone to take pictures of the accident scene and any property damage. At Suarez and Montero, our legal team is focused on helping you recover. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury, and you need compensation to obtain proper medical treatment, we may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. The attorneys at Suarez & Montero  can meet with you to discuss further. always available to talk with you and answer your questions. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries! Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.

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