Most drivers in Miami probably believe when they are out driving that they will safely make it to their destination. Most of the time this is the case. But, occasionally a serious car accident occurs that leads to injuries or even a death. In these cases, a family may want to explore a wrongful death case.
According to news reports, a man was recently killed when he was hit by two Miami-Dade police officers. The victim was driving south on Southwest 147th Avenue when the police car that was driving west on 260th Street hit him. The police car failed to stop at a stop sign and did not have the lights or siren on. The victim was returning home from his work at a local bakery.
No one expects their loved one will be killed unexpectedly. These fatal accidents can seriously affect a family. When a family finds themselves in this tragic situation, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can visit the accident scene, interview witnesses, review police reports and attempt to get answers for the family as to what happened to cause the accident. If the accident was caused by another person’s negligence, an attorney can work to hold that party responsible. Compensation may be available for funeral expenses, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
No one can prepare a family for the unexpected death of a loved one. These family members are valuable companions, bread winners and parents. Holding a negligent party responsible for their mistake can help ensure they don’t harm anyone else.
Source: local10.com, “Police identify victim killed in crash involving Miami-Dade police vehicles“, Roy Ramos, March 7, 2018