According to a report by NBC Miami, on March 28, 2011 a man crossing the street in a wheelchair in the northwest part of Miami was struck by an 18 wheeler and killed in this truck accident.
The unidentified man in the wheelchair was crossing NW 27th Avenue heading west when the truck, hit and killed him. The truck was a vehicle carrier. There has been no determination of fault and no charges filed as the date of this article.
Our condolences go to the family of this victim.
Liability and Damages in Wrongful Death Truck Accident Cases
If an investigation reveals that this accident was due to the negligence of the driver of the tuck, then the family of the deceased may seek damages against in a wrongful death claim against the insurance carrier for the semi, the truck owner and/or the driver. Each surviving family member may be able to recover for loss of the deceased’s financial support or services. They may also recover for loss of the decedent’s companionship and protection. Additionally, they may seek recovery for pain and suffering and funeral and medical expenses .
If you or a loved one has suffered a loss in an accident involving a truck, feel free to contact the experienced attorney at the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson at 305 720 2086. A Miami personal injury attorney may be able to assist in investigating and pursuing a claim for your losses.