Separate Accidents Kill 4 in Tampa Bay Area
Pedestrians are frequently seriously injured or killed by car accidents. The brute force of these collisions is very dangerous. If you have a loved one who has been killed in a car accident, please contact a personal injury lawyer with Moody Law to discuss the facts and circumstances of the incident. As a result of the accident, the driver or owner of the vehicle may have some liability even if the pedestrian was partly to blame resulting in a wrongful death. In Florida, we have a "comparative" fault system that balances the fault or negligence between the claimant and the driver/owner. In many instances, the driver/owner's duty is superior to that of the pedestrian. In other words, these cases are not always about who has the right of way or who was right or wrong under the right of way. Instead, many of these cases are about who had the last opportunity to avoid the accident. This means that even if a driver of a motor vehicle has the right of way, that driver has no right to mow another person over just because that other person is in the wrong spot. Moody Law personal injury lawyers serve greater Central Florida, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City, and Polk County, Florida. We also handle select cases on a statewide basis to include the Tampa Bay area. A consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers is free.