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Crash Ends in Fatality in Naples

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On a recent morning near Picayune Strand State Forest, there was an ATV crash according to Darien News. The driver was transporting two other passengers, one sitting on a cooler. The ATV crashed into a tree, which caused it to overturn onto the passenger sitting unrestrained on the cooler. The individual who was caught under the ATV was taken to the hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

ATV Crash Statistics

ATVs can be very dangerous to operate, especially if they are operated recklessly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides safety advisories each year regarding a variety of products, including ATVs. Crashes involving these vehicles can lead to catastrophic damages for drivers and passengers because of the lack of surrounding protection.

When ATVs crash, statistics show that there are severe repercussions. Almost 75% of all these incidents lead to serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) in addition to spinal cord damage.

In many cases, there are multiple riders on these 4-wheelers when the majority of these machines are only recommended for one driver to be on them at a time. The risks of being thrown off or even having the vehicle rollover trapping an individual underneath are serious and very real considerations. This is why each of these vehicles often has prominently exhibited warning labels directly on them.

Wrongful Death in Florida

In the state of Florida, damages can be obtained by specific recipients in a wrongful death claim. The lawful recipients can be any of the following:

  • Spouses
  • Minor children;
  • Adult children (some exceptions apply);
  • Parents of minors;
  • Parents of adult children where a spouse does not exist

Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys

The Miami wrongful death attorneys at Pita Weber Del Prado understand the pain and suffering that goes along with losing a loved one needlessly. When you have lost a loved one to another’s negligence, the grief can be overwhelming. The last thing you should have to worry about is working through the legal complexities to obtain appropriate compensation for expenses and the suffering that has been put upon you.

When you are working through a wrongful death claim, you need attorneys that know how to build a successful case. The elements that must be addressed in order to properly represent the victim include:

  • Negligent conduct;
  • Breach of duty to victim; as well as
  • The conduct on behalf of the liable party

It is not an easy process and it can be quite complex, which is why the help of an experienced Miami wrongful death attorney is so vital to have on your side. When you have been victimized and in need of resourceful and experienced support, the Miami wrongful death attorneys at Pita Weber Del Prado are here to help you through this difficult time. We can discuss your claim and provide you helpful guidance while taking the legal burden off your shoulders. We are here to be your advocate, don’t hesitate to call us at any time at (305) 670-6666.

Resources:

leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0768/Sections/0768.21.html

cpsc.gov/search?site=cpsc_site&output=xml_no_dtd&getfields=*&tlen=120&client=ek_drupal_01&proxystylesheet=ek_drupal_01&filter=p&query=atv

dariennewsonline.com/news/crime/article/Florida-man-faces-charges-after-fatal-ATV-crash-13967436.php

https://www.pwdlawfirm.com/understanding-floridas-wrongful-death-claims/

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