Many people in the Miami area enjoy riding their bicycle. The Miami climate allows for year-round biking, and it is a great way to get exercise and to get to many places. Usually, bicyclists can share the road with cars safely, but sometimes, a serious accident occurs. Unfortunately, a recent accident left a Miami-area resident dead and a wrongful death situation has ensued.
A Miami Dade College professor who was biking to work was hit and killed by a driver recently. The bicyclist was riding along Douglas Road near Charles Terrace in Coconut Grove when he was hit.
Witnesses to the tragic accident say the driver of the car that struck the bicyclist pulled over after the accident. He was talking on his cellphone for a few minutes and then drove away in a newer-model Jaguar. Police are investigating the fatal accident and are asking the public for any information that could lead to the driver.
No one expects to lose a loved one in a tragic accident. But, these accidents can occur in seconds, yet, affect a family for years to come. A tragic and unexpected death can result in a family having thousands of dollars in unexpected expenses along with the emotional trauma.
A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help a family who is dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one. They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses and review the police report to figure out what happened. They can hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
A person who causes a serious and unexpected car accident needs to be held responsible for their mistake. Loved ones who are left behind have the legal right to recover compensation for their tremendous loss.