According to a spokesperson for the Broward Police Department, a man was speeding nearly 60 mph over the posted speed limit before crashing into a pregnant woman last Tuesday night around 9:30pm near Oakland Park. The man turned himself in to Broward detectives on Monday and is facing charges of vehicular homicide, four counts of reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and a violation of probation. The man was driving a 2019 Toyota Corolla westbound on East Oakland Park Boulevard in the center lane, approaching the intersection of North Dixie Highway when he hit the woman who was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala heading eastbound on East Oakland Park Boulevard. The front end of the man’s Toyota Corolla collided with the passenger side of the Impala causing both vehicles to rotate. The woman’s vehicle hit a utility pole and trapped the front passenger in their seat. The passenger, who was six months pregnant, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. No further details have been released. This fatal pedestrian accident occurred in North Lauderdale near Oakland Park. The crash resulted in one fatality. At Suarez & Montero, we know from experience that fatal accidents like this one can cause life altering consequences. Serious injuries and fatalities can affect the lives of all parties involved along with their respective families. If you or someone you love were recently involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact our firm today to explore your legal options and see if you qualify for legal compensation.
Car Accidents Can Result in Permanent Disabilities
When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, there are many injury related impairments that can result in serious disabilities. Florida’s personal injury protection insurance, combined with no-fault property damage coverage, offers a safety net for those involved in relatively minor car accidents, or who have been involved in more serious accidents and need some compensation right away. But, for those who suffer more serious injuries, need ongoing medical care, or have a longer-term loss of income, PIP will likely be insufficient. Generally, personal injuries are classified as either permanent or temporary. The two terms are used basically to describe the anticipated duration of an injury and the degree of severity of the injury. Thus, if an injury is conceived as one which would continue throughout the remainder of an individual’s lifetime, it is said to be permanent in nature. Conversely, if it is reasonably probable that the injury victim will attain a full or complete recovery within some reasonable future, the injury is classified as temporary regardless of how severe or extensive the injury might otherwise appear. Another common classification of disabilities relates to whether they are total or only partial. These terms refer to the actual extent of the plaintiff’s injuries regardless of whether they are permanent or temporary in duration. For example, an injury that causes one to lose an arm and one that causes another person to become a total quadriplegic may both be considered permanent in nature since both are probably certain to continue throughout the future. However, most courts would not consider the loss of an arm to constitute a total functional disability. with total quadriplegic injury Conversely, the victim of a serious automobile accident who is hospitalized following an accident who makes a full and complete recovery, would still be considered to have been totally disabled during the period of hospitalization.
Speak with a Miami Accident Lawyer Today!
If you are looking to pursue a car accident injury case and want to discuss your options going forward, contact one of our skilled car accident attorneys today! Don’t allow negligent drivers to cost you money, time, or cause you aggravation. If you were hurt in a car crash, it is smart to connect with a local accident lawyer so that you can obtain vital information on how to begin the process of filing a claim or filing a lawsuit. At Suarez and Montero, our policy is that if you don’t recover compensation, you won’t pay any fees for our services. Not to mention, we also provide free case consultations where we assess the circumstances surrounding your case and give you an objective overview of what steps you can take going forward if you decide to act against the at-fault party. For over 19 years, we have delivered quality legal representation for people who, through no fault of their own, have been injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.
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