Teen Charged 9 Months After Deadly Crash In Fort Lauderdale

Teen Charged 9 Months After Deadly Crash in Fort Lauderdale

According to a spokesperson for the Broward County Police Department, a teen is facing charges that include vehicular homicide in a 90-mph crash that killed Jessica Taylor Castorino (Broward Sheriff’s Office). The impact of the high-speed crash was so severe it killed a woman driver and sent the ejected engine of her Volkswagen sliding over 400 feet down Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. The teen from Fort Lauderdale who caused who caused the crash is now facing charges that include vehicular homicide and reckless driving.

Negligence in Car Accident Cases

The most common type of liability for personal injury is negligence. Negligence is defined as a person failing to act reasonably, which results in an injury to another. For example, a driver of a vehicle is speeding down a residential street (failing to act reasonably), and rear-ends into the back of a vehicle, causing the driver of that vehicle injuries. To prove negligence, you would have to prove that the person who caused the accident failed to act reasonably, and that their failure to act reasonably caused the accident, resulting in damages (such as an injury, lost wages, and  pain and suffering). To prove that a person negligently caused the accident, we need to show that they had a duty to act reasonably, failed to do so, and that failure caused the accident. A duty to act reasonably essentially means that a person needs to act reasonably given the circumstances. For example, if you’re driving a car, you need to drive it with reasonable care. A person who is driving 75 miles per hour down a residential street is probably not exercising reasonable a duty of care. A person who is looking at their phone while driving is also not exercising a reasonable duty of care. In many accidents, a person might be driving at an unsafe speed, may not be looking at the road, might fail to yield when someone is making a turn, and so on. These are general examples of many car accident cases. How can you use this information to your advantage? If there is a police report following the accident that places the other party at fault, the report usually contains a portion about who caused the accident and why. You can simply use that part of the police report to show that the at-fault party negligently caused the accident. If there is no police report, then you will need to specifically state how the driver negligently caused the accident.

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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