Jacksonville Woman Killed in Crash
A 24-year-old Jacksonville woman was recently killed when a 2011 Dodge Ram driving the wrong way on the highway struck her 2005 Toyota Camry. According to a report in the Florida Times-Union, the fatal car accident occurred on Georgia State Route 32, east of Alma. Officials say the driver of the Dodge Ram crossed the centerline and struck the Camry head-on. The woman behind the wheel of the Camry was pronounced dead at the scene. The 35-year-old driver of the Dodge Ram was injured, as were his three passengers.
Whenever a head-on collision happen, it is important to conduct a thorough investigation. There are many potential causes of head-on collisions and wrong-way accidents, including:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Excessive speed
- Defective auto parts, such as a blown tire or faulty brakes
- Dangerous roadway conditions, such as a large pothole
In some cases, it’s clear that the driver was impaired or behaving recklessly. In other accidents, the cause of the crash is not readily apparent and an extensive investigation will need to take place.
Whatever the cause of the crash, it is crucial for Florida families who have lost a loved one in a fatal crash to stay involved with the ongoing investigation. If it is determined that the at-fault driver’;s negligence contributed to the crash, support may be available through civil litigation.
A wrongful death claim can help a family recover compensation for losses such as:
- Medical bills incurred before the victim’s death
- Burial costs
- Lost wages the victim would have earned
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of inheritance and benefits
- Other related damages
A Florida car accident attorney can review your case and help you get the financial support you need. A wrongful death claim may be necessary to help the grieving family recover financially and hold the at-fault parties accountable. Contact the attorneys at Farah & Farah to discuss your case at (800) 533-3555.