Tow Truck Driver Arrested After Lifting Car With Miami Teen Inside

Tow Truck Driver Arrested After Lifting Car with Miami Teen Inside

A tow truck driver was caught on camera lifting a car with a 17-year-old girl inside. This all occurred in a Miami neighborhood near the intersection of Northwest Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, at about 5pm on Friday October 2, 2020. The teen thought she saw a tow truck following her as she was on her way to visit a friend. The tow truck driver came in front of her out of nowhere and started reversing into her. The driver was able to lift the vehicle and get it on the tow truck as he told the girl to get out. The teen immediately called the police in order to get some assistance. According to a spokesperson for the Miami Dade Police Department, the driver was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and had to have his tow truck towed away. No further details were released.

What to Do When You’ve Been in an Accident

Every day, thousands of Americans experience personal injuries. Whether from a car accident, a slip and fall on an icy sidewalk, a defective product or one of many other causes. People often do not know under what circumstances someone else may be at fault for their injuries. In addition, the legal system is complex and often frightening to a person with no legal training. Learning about legal terms such as negligence, fault, liability, underinsured motorist coverage, personal injury protection, and contributory negligence can be overwhelming to someone who, for the first time in their life must deal with the legal system. As far as the law is concerned, there are variations throughout the states as to personal injury law claims arising from car accidents but  many of the core concepts are essentially the same. No matter the type of injury sustained, all injury victims must prove fault to obtain compensation. Traditional tort liability is based upon fault. That is all well and good, but what does it mean. Simply put, it means that you cannot successfully sue another person for causing your injuries unless they were at fault for causing the injuries, at least to some degree. 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. Damages are the physical and emotional injuries, property damage, and lost income someone suffers as the result of a car accident. Some complicated issues arise when more than one defendant is liable for injuries to a plaintiff, such as in a multi-car accident. What happens if there are three defendants equally at fault and only two of them have insurance? Is each defendant only liable to the plaintiff for a percentage of the verdict equal to his or her percentage of fault? 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.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today!

If you or a loved were recently involved in a car accident and sustained injuries, you may want to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer if you are not comfortable thinking or speaking on your feet or if you feel that you need to take your time to recover from your injuries. Whether you simply want to discuss your claim with the personal injury lawyer to get some ideas about how to proceed or you want to hire a lawyer to completely handle your personal injury claim, you don’t just want to hire any lawyer. You want to make sure you hire a lawyer who is experienced in personal injury law and one you will feel comfortable with. The practice of law has become highly specialized and most lawyers don’t know as much as you think about personal injury claims unless they’re involved in these types of claims and their primary focus is personal injury cases. 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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