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Miami, FL – Walter Laughlin Dies in Car Accident on I-75

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Miami, FL (May 18, 2021) – A man who was traveling from Sarasota to Miami for work on Sunday, May 16, lost his life in a tragic accident on a roadway in Miami. The man was identified as Walter “Tony” Laughlin. 

Laughlin was traveling along Interstate-75 when a westbound driver, only identified as a 45-year-old Naples man, had one of his tires blow out. The blowout caused the vehicle to crash into Laughlin’s car after jumping a center median. 

Both vehicles caught fire after the crash occurred. Laughlin was ejected from his vehicle during the wreck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical professionals. 

The other driver was transported by helicopter to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. According to reports, he is currently in critical condition. 

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal accident in Florida. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Police continue to investigate the details of the incident. 

Facebook photos show the family of three beaming everywhere they went.

Traffic Accidents in Miami

A fatal car accident in Florida is estimated to take place approximately once every three hours. This averages out to nearly 9 people who lose their lives per day due to fatal Florida car accidents. Each year, on average, a total of approximately 3,000 individuals are killed due to auto collisions in Florida. Sadly, most of these incidences are caused by driver negligence.

Negligence while driving is an easily preventable mistake made by thousands if not millions of American drivers. This dangerous behavior causes a very large number of traffic accidents throughout the nation, as well as traffic fatalities. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person on the road, call a Florida wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options for financial compensation. 

If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a negligently caused car accident, you may be legally entitled to financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your crash. Allow a Florida personal injury attorney to inform you of your existing legal rights, and to help you exercise them in court if need be. 

In the horrible event that you have lost someone you love in a traffic accident that was caused by the reckless, careless actions of another person, a Florida wrongful death lawyer could assist you in collecting financial compensation in order to cover things like funeral costs and towering medical bills. The truth remains that nothing could ever replace the loss of a loved one, but monetary recompense can be extremely helpful in covering outstanding costs associated with your loved one’s accident and passing. 

The Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully protecting and preserving the rights of those injured in carelessly caused accidents for the past three decades. We work to provide injured accident victims and their families with the most effective and aggressive (when necessary) legal representation in Florida. Dealing with all of this on top of being injured and/or losing a loved one is an almost insurmountable task when done alone. But with the help of a legal professional like a Florida car accident lawyer, you can get the compensation and justice you may be entitled to. Call our law firm today at 954-566-9919 to get started on your own personal injury case and to speak with a reputable and skilled personal injury lawyer. 

Note: Our team of writers for Boone & Davis Law utilizes secondary sources in the creation of these posts. These sources include newspaper reports, news stories, police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts of injury accidents that take place in South Florida. The facts in these posts have not been independently verified by members of our writing staff therefore if you see any information that is not correct or is inaccurate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can correct the information right away.  If you would prefer that the post be removed from our site, let us know and we will do our best to remove the post as promptly as possible.

Disclaimer: We have worked hard to become valued members of our local business community. Our law firm is providing this post for general information purposes and hope that through awareness, our community members will use the necessary precautions to avoid serious accidents like the one described in this post and prepare them should they find themselves the victim of a serious wreck. We want to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of Florida. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The pictures depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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