Fort Pierce, FL – Fatality and Injury Follow Crash on Indian River Dr
Fort Pierce, FL (February 10, 2021) – On Sunday, February 7th, local law enforcement officers were called to the scene of a car accident that caused the death of one woman and injury to a teenager.
The accident occurred in the 1200 block of Indian River Drive at about 5:25 p.m. when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, a 19-year-old man from Fort Pierce driving a southbound Ford F150 pick-up truck collided with an oncoming Nissan Altima.
Both drivers, neither of whom was identified in the report, were transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute in Fort Pierce.
The driver of the Nissan, a 32-year-old woman from Fort Pierce, was pronounced dead a short while later.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrongful Deaths in Fort Pierce
According to Florida law, people, businesses, and government entities who are liable for someone’s death due to their irresponsible or negligent behavior may be held legally accountable.
Wrongful death laws entitle immediate family members of the deceased, like minor children, spouses, and parents of minors, to file a civil claim and seek financial compensation for medical expenses acquired while treating the victim’s injuries before they died, burial costs, lost income that the victim would have earned during their lifetime, and many more.
Establishing the appropriate amount of damages is complicated, particularly assessing things such as loss of consortium and a lifetime of lost wages and benefits. A Florida wrongful death attorney will be able to assist you in building a strong case designed to get you and your family the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
If you recently lost a loved one to wrongful death in Florida, the law entitles the personal representative of their estate, typically a surviving parent, child, or spouse, to file a wrongful death suit in state court for financial compensation for monetary damages.
The Miami personal injury attorneys at Boone & Davis have nearly four decades of legal and courtroom experience and are well-versed in the nuances of Florida personal injury law. They know the most efficient way through the legal process and will ensure that any settlement you are offered reflects the true value of your claim.
We take the protection of your legal rights very seriously. If you and your family feel that someone’s misconduct, irresponsible behavior, malfeasance, maliciousness, or even basic negligence was responsible for the untimely death of a loved one, then we strongly urge you to meet with a dedicated Miami wrongful death attorney by calling 954-566-9919 and scheduling an appointment for a free evaluation of your Florida wrongful death claim and advice about the next legal action you should take with regard to your circumstances.
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