Man Killed, Children Injured In Davie Crash
According to police, racing was likely a factor in a Davie crash that killed a man and injured several children on a recent Sunday morning. The man, who was driving a van, was struck by one of two vehicles believed to be racing at high speeds; though he was taken to the hospital, he later died. The injured children, who suffered serious injuries, were all passengers in one of the speeding vehicles. Officials are still trying to determine exactly what happened in this accident.
Reckless Driving – More Than Just Careless or Negligent Behavior
Though there was no indication of any charges entered as a result of this accident, it does seem likely that reckless driving was a factor, as it was noted that the vehicles were thought to be racing. In Florida, reckless driving is the act of driving a vehicle without regard for the safety of other people or property. The act must have also been willful or wanton, which means that the driver drove in this manner either intentionally or with knowledge that damage to people or property would result but with a conscious and intentional indifference to any consequences that could result from their action. Carelessness or ordinary negligence is not enough to rise to the level of reckless driving, and a determination of whether or not reckless driving took place requires an analysis of a variety of factors including the driver’s actions, the circumstances, and whether death, injury, or damage from the action was foreseeable. For those who are found to have been driving recklessly, penalties will depend upon factors such as prior offenses and the extent of damage caused.
Assessing Fault – Carelessness Or Negligence Is Enough
Though the certain factors will prevent conviction for reckless driving, careless or negligent behavior is enough to support a finding of fault for an auto accident. This determination of fault, of course, is a factor that is always considered in an accident case when assessing liability for damages resulting from the accident. When you have been involved in an accident, consulting with an attorney experienced in all types of auto accident cases is the best first step you can take in putting together your personal injury case.
Have You Suffered Injuries in Miami?
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you need to pursue compensation for your losses. The insurance companies are often quick to offer a settlement, but it is not always in your best interest to accept those offers. To ensure you get everything you are entitled to receive, the best thing you can do to protect your rights is to speak with an attorney experienced with personal injury and auto accident matters. At the office of Alan Goldfarb, P.A., our legal professionals have helped accident victims just like you get the results they deserve. When you need to recover money for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses associated with the accident, our Miami accident attorneys are here to help you get what you are entitled to receive. Contact us now to schedule your appointment today.