There may be several different reasons a car accident can occur. Many crashes are the result of a negligent driver, whether due to texting and driving, being under the influence or even being sleepy while driving. Victims of these types of accidents may consider consulting a personal injury attorney to discover the legal recourse potentially available to them. A Florida woman was killed in a recent crash with a driver who appears to have been negligent.

Authorities said that the accident involved two vehicles. For reasons that are still unclear, one driver was traveling north in the southbound lane. In doing so, his vehicle struck the victim’s car. 

Both the victim and the driver believed to be responsible for the crash were seriously injured in the crash. Tragically, the victim was then pronounced dead from the injuries she suffered. Charges are pending as Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the collision.

When a victim is injured in a car accident, he or she may be entitled to file a personal injury claim in civil court against the party believed to be responsible. Similarly, if a victim is killed as a result of a collision, the victim’s surviving family may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. When these types of claims successfully prove negligence on behalf of a defendant, plaintiffs are typically awarded monetary damages that can be used to pay for medical bills, funeral costs or any other related expenses. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney could provide more information to those interested as well as assist in filing such claims.

Source: ocala.com, “Ocklawaha driver killed in wrong-way crash“, Oct. 23, 2017