Earlier this week in Orlando, a mother and daughter were killed when they were struck by a passenger car shortly after they pulled into an intersection. According to a report by Click Orlando, the accident occurred at the intersection of Rose Boulevard and Texas Avenue in Orlando shortly after 5:30 p.m. on last Monday.
Evidently, a 2008 Nissan was heading southbound on Texas Avenue as a 2013 Toyota was heading eastbound on Rose Avenue. The driver of the Camry—as well as her 23-year-old daughter—pulled into the intersection after coming to a stop. As they did, the Nissan collided with their vehicle. The front end of the Nissan crashed into the left side of the Toyota.
The mother and daughter in the Toyota were both pronounced dead as a result of the injuries they sustained in the accident. The driver of the Nissan, as well as his passenger, were not seriously injured in the accident, although both were treated for minor injuries.
The Nissan’s driver provided a voluntary blood sample so that authorities could test the driver’s blood for the presence of drugs or alcohol. The results of the test have not yet returned from the lab. The investigation is still underway, and the Florida Highway Patrol told reporters that charges are still pending against the driver of the Nissan.
Drunk Driving in Florida
It doesn’t take a legal scholar to know the dangers associated with drinking and driving. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of fatal traffic accidents in the state of Florida. Because the dangers of drunk driving are so well known, it is often easy for a victim of a drunk driving accident to recover a monetary award from the driver who caused the accident.
On many occasions, a victim of a drunk driving accident can recover for their past medical expenses, future medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the accident. The extent of damages will depend on the severity of the injuries sustained as well as the egregiousness of the other driver’s actions. In some extreme cases of recklessness, a driver may be required to pay punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.
Have You Been Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Florida drunk driving accident, you should speak with an experienced Florida drunk driving accident attorney. While a drunk driving accident case is based on the legal theory of negligence, the fact that the alleged negligent act is against the law (drinking and driving) can make it easier for an accident victim to prove his or her case. The skilled lawyers at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC. have years of experience enforcing the rights of injured Floridians. They know what it takes to seek compensation for their clients. Click here, or call 866-597-0009 to schedule a free initial appointment with a dedicated Florida personal injury attorney.