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Alleged hit-and-run accident claims 1 life

On Behalf of | Feb 24, 2024 | Wrongful Death |

A man was killed in Florida after a car struck the bike he was riding. Authorities arrived on the scene of the Friday evening accident to find the deceased biker. The individual who reportedly struck the man was not present when officials reached the crash scene.

How the motor vehicle accident happened

The recent Florida accident took place at about 7:30 p.m. along County Road 314. According to police, a man, 35, was riding a bike west along the road. All of a sudden, a motor vehicle allegedly approached the man from behind and struck him.

Police said the biker was ejected and ended up landing on the road. He suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he later died. Meanwhile, the driver of the car that reportedly struck the biker fled the scene. Authorities continued to investigate the crash.

How a wrongful death attorney can help

Police may ultimately locate the driver of the car reportedly involved in the fatal hit-and-run crash. In this situation, the surviving loved ones of the deceased biker may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the car driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the motor vehicle accident. Liability has to be established in civil court before a Florida judge will adjudicate the claim for damages. A successfully fought wrongful death claim might lead to a monetary damage award to cover any accident-related losses, such as the biker’s burial expenses and the loss of support for his surviving dependents.