Like any other activity, safely driving a motor vehicle is something that requires practice. Whether it be remembering the rules of the road, or the muscle memory needed to safely operate the gas and brake pedals, operating a motor vehicle requires a certain amount of knowledge and coordination. In Florida, before someone is provided with a driver’s license, they must meet certain criteria. These include passing both a written and a practical driving test. However, despite these requirements, it still remains true that new and inexperienced drivers are responsible for a disproportionate number of serious and fatal car accidents each year.
It should not come as a surprise that newer drivers cause more accidents than more experienced drivers. However, under the laws of Florida, when it comes to determining who is at fault for causing a car accident, it is irrelevant how long a driver has had their license. In other words, all drivers have the same obligation to safely operate their vehicle while on public roads. This means that if a new driver causes an accident resulting in serious injuries or death, they may be held financially liable to the victims of that accident and potentially the victim’s family members as well through a South Florida personal injury lawsuit.
In order to be successful in a personal injury claim, an accident victim must be able to show that some negligent act of the other driver resulted in their injuries. A driver’s negligence can be proven through evidence showing that the other driver committed a traffic violation, was intoxicated at the time of the accident, was distracted by their cell phone, or was careless in a variety of other ways.
One Teen Killed and Two Others Injured in Florida Car Accident
Earlier this month in Fort Pierce, an accident claimed the life of one teenager and seriously injured two others. According to a local news report covering the tragic accident, the collision occurred at the intersection of 39th Street and Mariah Circle. Evidently, the two cars collided when one of the unnamed teens ran a stop sign. As the car entered the intersection, the two cars collided, sending one of the cars into a ditch off the side of the road.
One of the teens was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where she sadly passed away due to the severity of the injuries she sustained. Two other teens were also taken to the hospital. A fourth victim was treated at the scene and then released. Police are still conducting an investigation into the fatal traffic accident, and they have not discussed which parties, if any, will be cited.
Have You Been Injured in a South Florida Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been a victim of another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation through a South Florida car accident lawsuit. The skilled personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the law firm of Cecere Santana have extensive experience assisting injured Floridians with pursuing the compensation they deserve. Call 800-753-5529 to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case with an attorney today.
More Blog Posts:
Boating Accidents in South Florida, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published June 1, 2017.
Florida Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run DUI Accident, Several Others Injured, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published May 11, 2017.