Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC

Fatal pedestrian accidents may lead to legal claims in Florida

Hit-and-run accidents are events that can easily make an already difficult situation more complicated than necessary. With pedestrian accidents, individuals who are injured in the event could suffer longer than necessary without medical attention if a driver does not remain on the scene to call emergency services or offer assistance. Furthermore, leaving the scene of an accident also results in an additional criminal element.

Such an incident recently took place in Florida and resulted in a fatality. Reports stated that authorities came to the scene of the accident at approximately 6:30 a.m. A pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle did not remain on the scene. However, witnesses followed the driver, and he was later taken into custody.

The pedestrian was reported as being a 35-year-old woman, and she was taken to an area hospital. However, she was declared dead after arriving at the medical facility. At the time of the report, the driver of the vehicle had been charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The incident was still being investigated at the time of the report, and additional charges could come about later.

When pedestrian accidents result in deaths, the families of the victims can feel a variety of emotions and face numerous challenges. The surviving loved ones of this Florida victim may feel particularly distraught over the fact that the driver did not remain at the scene. If they feel it could suit their circumstances, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to seek compensation for monetary damages.

Source: wjhg.com, "Local man arrested after allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian on East Avenue", Sept. 28, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

You Pay No Fee Unless We Win

  • $3.1 million

    Recovered for a client in a Commercial Truck Collision case in Jacksonville.

  • $1.3 million

    Recovered for a client in a Personal Injury case in Fort Lauderdale.

  • $3.0 million

    Recovered for a client in a Premises Liability case in Orlando.

  • $1.5 million

    Recovered for a client in an Inadequate Security case in Miami.

Email us for response

Get A Free Case Evaluation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Sunrise Office
1072 Sunset Strip
Sunrise, FL 33313

Phone: 954-271-1859
Fax: 800-768-9147
Map & Directions

Miami Office
11098 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 208
Miami, FL 33161

Phone: 305-330-3833
Fax: 800-768-9147
Map & Directions

Orlando Office
618 E. South Street
Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-434-0931
Fax: 800-768-9147
Map & Directions

Jacksonville Office
841 Prudential Drive
12th Floor, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 904-236-4362
Fax: 800-768-9147
Map & Directions

Tampa Office
8270 Woodland Center Blvd
Suite 301
Tampa, FL 33614

Phone: 813-337-7941
Fax: 800-768-9147
Map & Directions

Back To Top