Distracted driving is a contributing factor in many crashes that take place across the country. Individuals who are not paying attention for even a moment could find themselves facing a situation in which a crash could result. Even if a driver attempts to avoid a collision, that action may not be enough, and an accident could still take place. If the incident proves fatal, a legal claim could be warranted.
It was recently reported that an accident in Florida caused one fatality. Apparently, a 26-year-old woman was traveling north when she failed to realize that the vehicle in front of her had stopped in order to make a turn. She tried to go around the stopped car by traveling into the opposite lane, but her vehicle crashed into a southbound vehicle.
The accident resulted in that driver and a 44-year-old individual suffering serious injuries. A 79-year-old woman in the southbound vehicle suffered fatal injuries. The surviving individuals were transported from the scene to an area hospital. It is likely that authorities are still continuing to investigate the crash.
Because this incident led to a fatality and serious injuries, there is the possibility for at least one legal claim to result. The family of the deceased woman may wish to file a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault, and the seriously injured individual in the southbound vehicle may have cause to file a personal injury claim. Information on taking such action in Florida may help them determine whether filing claims could be right for their circumstances.
Source: weartv.com, “One killed in Bauer Road crash“, Grace Tennyson, Sept. 28, 2016