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Deadly Hit and Run in Miami Leads to Criminal Charges

Earlier this month a deadly car accident struck in Miami at the intersection of Northwest 57th Avenue and 7th Street. According to reports, a 29-year old resident was on his way home from a night shift as a security guard. He was turning left onto Northwest 57th when another car slammed into his vehicle.

Unfortunately, the collision was significant, causing serious damage to the involved cars. Sadly, the 29-year old man attempting to make the turn was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second car was later identified as a black SUV that was speeding through the intersection. The second vehicle left the scene after the collision. However, with the help of witnesses who saw what happened, authorities were able to track down the driver. Arrest reports suggest that the SUV driver’s blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

The SUV driver is now facing several criminal charges, including DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident with death. In his defense, the driver claims that he was not intoxicated but instead was simply trying to find his phone, leading to the accident. Video evidence from nearby red light cameras may prove crucial in the pending criminal matter.

Florida Car Accidents  Can Be Deadly

This local tragedy is yet another vivid reminder of the serious consequences that come with so many Miami accidents. Car accidents happen at an alarming rate every day. Causes of car accidents can be numerous. They can be caused by driving too fast for the weather conditions, following too close to the driver in front, and even texting while driving.

Like the various causes of car accidents, injuries that result from car accidents can vary greatly as well. Injuries can be as minor as a stiff neck, bruising from a seat belt, or broken bones. Unfortunately, injuries can also be catastrophic. Those injuries can include paralysis and even death. Some injuries are not as obvious as a broken bone. Those injuries can include: damage to the car, lost wages from having to miss work, mental distress from the injuries, and even permanent scarring. Depending on the injury, the recovery can be long and difficult. If you are in a car accident and sustain injuries, seek medical attention immediately.

If you were injured in a car accident and have sustained injuries, whether minor or major, you should call a Broward County accident lawyer to schedule a consultation. If you have injuries that require expensive hospitalization, continued rehabilitation, permanent physical or mental damage,our firm has experienced attorneys that are ready and willing to help you recover the damages that you are entitled to.

Where to find a hit and run accident lawyer with free consultation near me?

Involved in a hit and run accident? Schedule a Free Consultation with one of our hit and run accident attorneys in Plantation. We are a firm comprised of experienced accident attorneys and take our clients cases seriously. Our lawyers are known in the community to provide reliable trustworthy answers, aggressive legal representation, and affordable legal services. You NEVER PAY unless YOU GET PAID. We understand you have your choice of no win, no fee personal injury lawyers.

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Meet Atty. Rafael Gonzalez

Attorney Rafael A. Gonzalez received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. 

While at the University of Miami, Mr. Gonzalez earned a judicial clerk position with the Honorable Judge Shelley Kravitz of the County Court House for Miami Dade County and took part in one of the largest product liability litigation cases in the United States. The case, Engle v Liggett, was against tobacco companies and resulted in a 145 billion dollar award to the plaintiffs. 

Mr. Gonzalez earned his stripes working with firms in Downtown Miami and Hialeah, Florida as a civil attorney. In 2010, Mr. Gonzalez joined forces with other civil litigators as a partner in the law firm of Freeman, Mallard, Sharp and Gonzalez specializing in motor vehicle accidents.

Read more about him here.
May 30, 2014
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