Woman Struck And Killed While Trying To Cross I-95

Woman Struck and Killed While Trying to Cross I-95

Source: nbcmiami.com

According to a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, a woman was struck and  killed while trying to cross Interstate 95 in Broward County last night. Florida Highway  Patrol officials said the 21-year-old woman was struck in the northbound lanes of the  highway near Copans Road while trying to cross from the right shoulder around 1 a.m.  According to an FHP report, the woman’s car had become disabled on the highway due  to a flat tire shortly before she tried to cross the highway and was struck by a truck. The  crash shut down a stretch of I-95 near Atlantic Boulevard and Copans Road in Pompano  Beach for hours early Thursday morning. Northbound I-95 lanes were closed with delays  stretching three miles. Officials haven’t released the woman’s identity, but the report said  she’s from Chesapeake, Virginia. Residual traffic delays were expected throughout the  morning as the scene clears. No further details have been released. If you or someone  you love were recently injured in a motor vehicle accident, our team of car accident  lawyers can help with any issues that may arise in your car accident claim. We offer  trustworthy legal advice to help address any legal issues that apply to your personal injury  claim. At Suarez and Montero, our car accident lawyers have more than 20 years of  experience successfully representing car accident victims in all types of cases. We have  an exceptional team that can provide you with the guidance you are looking for after being  injured in a car accident or other type of injury.

Liability in Pedestrian Accidents  

The act of using a car generally causes you to be in the proximity of others while operating  a vehicle that weighs several thousand pounds. Liability can arise from property damage  to other people’s cars, injury to people occupying other cars, injury to pedestrians, and  damage to private property such as a home or fence. Injuries and damages related to  vehicle use also may be caused or aggravated by many factors, such as excessive speed,  driver inexperience, disobedience of traffic laws, use of intoxicants or simple carelessness  brought on by inattention. For negligence to exist, the following must be present duty,  breach, causation, damages. If any of one of the above elements is absent, negligence  does not exist. But if the required elements are present, the injured party usually has a  valid claim for damages. 

Duty: The duty to act in a reasonably prudent manner towards another such as driving  safely down the street in a manner that avoids hitting other cars or pedestrians. 

Breach: A breach is when the tortfeasor does not act in a reasonable prudent manner.  

Causation: The third element is causation. The causation element of a negligence case  requires a close connection between the defendant’s conduct and the plaintiff’s resulting  injury. 

Damages: In any discussion of liability, it is important to understand the term damages.  When someone is held liable for injury or property damage to another, that person can  be required to pay compensation to the injured parties. For these types of claims, 2 broad  types of damages apply. There are compensatory damages and punitive damages.  Compensatory damages compensate the injured party for the loss incurred. These may  include specific damages including documentable actual expenses that have been  incurred by the injured party such as medical bills, wages lost etc. To put it simply,  compensatory damages are damages recoverable or awarded for injury or loss sustained  period in addition to actual loss or injury, these damages may include amounts for  expenses, loss of time, bodily suffering, and mental suffering, but not punitive damages.  

Speak to our Miami Car Accident Attorneys Today!  

At Suarez & Montero, our team of car accident attorneys in Miami will work with you every  step of the way, offering the expert legal guidance you need to win your lawsuit. We will  take care of all legal matters that relate to your claim and develop the best legal strategy  for your individual case to ensure the successful recovery of your damages. This includes  determining the economic and non-economic compensation you’re entitled to, identifying  who should be held liable for your injuries and damages. 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. If you have been injured in a motor  vehicle accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against any  responsible parties. Depending on the situation, the driver, owner, or manufacturer could  be liable. Our legal team of Miami car accident lawyers have decades of experience  handling car accident cases. With an extensive understanding of the laws involved, we  can make sure you’re fully compensated for any medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages you may have experienced. Unlike other firms that handle cases in other  areas of law in addition to their personal injury section, our firm is 100% dedicated to  helping victims in personal injury cases and has been doing so for over 20 years. If you  or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free  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. 

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