Last week in southern Florida, one man was killed and two others were injured in a two-motorcycle accident that also involved a car. According to one local news report, the car attempted to stop but was unable to do so and struck one of the riders. The accident took place around four in the morning between Miami Gardens Drive and Ives Dairy Road.
Evidently, two motorcycles were riding side by side on I-95 South when they collided with each other. Both of the riders were thrown from their bikes and landed on the highway. A passing car attempted to avoid the collision, but it ran over some of the shrapnel from the wreck and then ran over one rider’s legs. That rider was later pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency workers. The other rider sustained serious injuries and was admitted into Aventura Trauma Center in critical condition. He is expected to recover.
The cause of the fatal motorcycle accident is still under investigation. Charges have not been filed against any of the parties involved at this point, but that may change as the police conclude the investigation.
Determining Fault in South Florida Auto Accidents
As the article mentioned, the cause of the accident discussed above has not yet been determined. In most cases involving serious or fatal injuries, the police department will conduct their own investigation into the cause of the accident and, depending on their conclusions, may file criminal charges against one or more parties. In cases where a police investigation failed to determine a responsible party, or was lacking in depth, a private investigation may be conducted to supplement the findings of the official investigation.
To determine who was at fault in a Florida accident, an investigator will likely look into several different kinds of evidence. Forensic evidence, such as skid marks and vehicle damage, can be used to determine what actually happened during an accident. In some cases, a investigative team may even reconstruct an accident using this evidence in order to gain a greater understanding of how it occurred.
This kind of evidence is generally circumstantial in nature. Circumstantial evidence is evidence that doesn’t directly prove an assertion but allows for reasonable inferences to be drawn to arrive at an ultimate conclusion. In other cases in which witnesses were present and saw what happened, eyewitness testimony may come into play. A successful personal injury case combines the various types of available evidence.
Have You Been Injured in a South Florida Accident?
If you have been involved in a serious auto accident, you may consider filing a personal injury action against the party you believe to be responsible. If you are successful, you may be entitled to monetary compensation, including amounts for past medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for any pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident. If the police were unable to arrive at a conclusion in your case, do not give up hope. A private investigation may be able to dig deeper and uncover additional facts relevant to a fault determination. Call the South Florida personal injury law firm of Cecere Santana at 800-753-5529 to set up a free consultation with a dedicated and experienced attorney today.
See More Blog Posts:
Coral Springs Motorcycle Accident Kills One, Injures Another, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published June 9, 2015.
Martin County Football Coach Killed in Early-Morning Accident, Cecere Santana Injury Lawyers Blog, published May 28, 2015.