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Florida auto accidents can be deadly

Even when Florida drivers are cautious, they cannot always account for the actions of other drivers. Traffic laws are in place to keep everyone safe, but some drivers fail to follow these rules and cause serious auto accidents. A young woman lost her life in a recent accident in which another driver allegedly broke the law.

The victim was traveling south on a local road when the collision occurred. Florida Highway Patrol reports that the driver of a pickup truck failed to stop at a stop sign. When he ran the stop sign, he crashed into the driver's side of the victim's car in what is also known as a T-bone crash.

Tragically, the victim was not wearing her seat belt and died at the scene of the collision. The driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. Though the specific charges were not revealed, Florida Highway Patrol stated that charges are pending for the driver of the truck.

While criminal charges are pending, the victim's family can file a civil lawsuit against the driver of the pickup truck in the form of a wrongful death claim. If their suit successfully proves the driver negligent, they could receive monetary damages to help pay for funeral costs and any other financial expenses related to the crash. Any residents who have lost loved ones in similar auto accidents could consult experienced Florida personal injury attorneys for more information on filing wrongful death claims. An attorney could also provide guidance and support throughout the filing process.

Source: nbc-2.com, "Woman killed in crash when driver runs stop sign", April 3, 2017

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