Two teens were involved in a fatal car accident that took place in Doral on Saturday, July 25th. The crash was reported on NW 12th Street near the intersection with NW 107th Avenue in Doral around 7 a.m. According to a spokesperson for the Doral Police Department, a 17-year-old boy from Fort Lauderdale was traveling at a high rate of speed on NW 107th Avenue when he made a right turn onto NW 12TH Street. The vehicle spun out of control and left the roadway before crashing into a tree. After the impact, the car burst into flames. Unfortunately, the 17-year-old boy died at the scene of the crash. His 17-year-old passenger was airlifted to Kendall Regional Hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. The Miami-Dade Police Department and Fire Rescue briefly closed down NW 12th Street to conduct an investigation of the accident scene. No additional information has been released.
Car Accidents with Fatal Injuries
While some car accidents can lead to serious injuries, other accidents can unfortunately lead to fatal injuries. If you’ve lost a friend or family member in a sudden accident, you may be facing significant emotional loss. If your loved one passed away due to the negligence or misconduct of someone else, you may be able to seek financial compensation to help you through this hard time by filing a wrongful death suit and holding the responsible party accountable. Florida permits causes of action to survive the death of the plaintiff. However, if the injury that would be the basis of a survival action results in the victim’s death, the cause of action must be brought under the wrongful death statute. In Florida, the law allows specific persons to bring a cause of action against the negligent party. The Florida Wrongful Death Act specifies that when the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person, then the person that would have been liable in damages if death had not been caused will be responsible for damages. Thus, the right to bring an action for damages for wrongful death exists solely because of the Florida Wrongful Death Act. In Florida, a wrongful death action may be filed by the personal representative for the benefit of the decedent’s survivors. The personal representative may recover for the decedent’s survivors (1) the value of lost support, (2) loss of the decedent’s companionship and protection, and (3) mental pain and suffering. This means that the personal representative is the only person who has the right to bring this type of cause of action against the defendant on behalf of the deceased estate and their family. There is, however, a time limit for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida, so it’s important that you consult a Miami wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Wrongful death actions originate from negligent or wrongful acts that caused a death.
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At Suarez & Montero, our team of wrongful death attorneys can work with you every step of the way, offering the expert legal guidance you need to win your wrongful death lawsuit. We will take care of all legal matters that relate to your wrongful death claim and develop the best legal strategy for your individual case to ensure the successful recovery. We will not rest until we have developed and presented the most persuasive argument possible, and ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your damages. After losing a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is filing a lawsuit. However, you deserve compensation for your loss and justice for what happened to your loved one. If you are thinking about filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the lawyers at Suarez & Montero can help. Let us review your case and discuss your legal options. 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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