Pompano Beach, FL – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Takes One Life on NW 31st Ave
Pompano Beach, FL (May 10, 2021) – A fatal pedestrian accident took one life on the evening of Friday, May 7. The incident was reported to have taken place at approximately 10:00 p.m. in Pompano Beach.
A woman fatally struck a pedestrian and then fled the crash scene just before colliding with another vehicle a few moments later, according to police. A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed in the 200 block of Northwest 31st Avenue, officials said.
Paramedics and police were promptly dispatched to the crash scene in order to assist the involved parties. The female pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.
Shortly after the incident, the sheriff’s office got a call concerning a crash at the intersection of Northwest 10th Court and Northwest 23rd Terrace. One of the vehicles matched the description of the car that was just involved in the fatal hit-and-run, authorities said.
Police were able to successfully detain the driver and passenger after they attempted to flee the crash scene. No further information is available at this time.
Authorities continue to investigate the details of the incident.
We would like to offer our condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Pedestrian Collisions in Florida
Anytime a pedestrian is killed in a car accident, there are several things that have to be done right and be done quickly if their family is going to solicit financial compensation for their wrongful death. Due to Florida’s no-fault auto insurance laws, a claim cannot be immediately brought against the person responsible for the accident.
Before the claim can be filed, evidence that proves the driver’s liability needs to be gathered. This is usually done by re-creating the accident scene, securing statements from eyewitnesses, reviewing the driving record of the at-fault driver, and analyzing footage from traffic cameras if there is any.
Florida allows its residents a very brief statute of limitations. Once that has passed, you will no longer be able to submit a wrongful death claim. This means that it is crucial that you get in touch with a Florida wrongful death attorney as soon as you are able to do so.
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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