Earlier last month in Deerfield Beach, Florida, an accident between a pick-up truck and a car resulted in the death of one child and several other children being taken to the hospital with varying injuries. According to one local news source, the accident occurred at around four in the afternoon and took place near the intersection of W. Hillsboro Boulevard and Northwest 2nd Avenue.
Evidently, the passenger side of the car was totally crushed from being hit by the truck. There were four children in the truck: an 11-year-old, two six-year-olds, and a four-year-old. All children were taken to Broward County Health and admitted as trauma alerts. A short time after admission, one of the six-year-old girls passed away due to the injuries she sustained in the accident. The three other children are expected to make a full recovery with time.
The children’s mother was also involved in the accident, as the driver of the car. She also suffered minor injuries, but according to reports she was more concerned with the wellbeing of her children. She is expected to make a full recovery.
The driver of the truck remained on the scene and cooperated with police, giving a statement as to what happened. At this time the police investigation is still ongoing, and they have not yet determined who was at fault for the fatal accident.
Determining Fault in Florida Car Accidents
After a fatal Florida car accident, police conduct an in-depth investigation into the cause of the collision and eventually name the party that they believe was responsible. Not only will police determine who was likely at fault, but they will also attempt to figure out how the accident was caused. Depending on the results of the investigation and what they determine to be the cause of the accident, the responsible party may be issued a citation or, in more serious cases, may face criminal charges.
As a wholly separate matter, the victims of an accident can also bring a case for monetary damages against the party they believe to be at fault for the accident. Accident victims can benefit from the police investigation by using the results to help them prove their case against the allegedly negligent driver. To learn more about bringing a claim of damages against a negligent driver, call a dedicated Florida personal injury attorney.
Have You Been Injured in a Florida Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious Florida car accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation based on the other driver’s negligent conduct. However, keep in mind that there are almost always insurance companies involved whose job it is to try and make the case “go away” for as little as possible. Don’t be afraid to tell the insurance company no. Contact one of the dedicated attorneys at the Dean Law Firm at 352-387-8700 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and what rights you may have.
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