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Pompano Beach Teen Killed In Rollover Crash On I-95

A recent car crash on I-95 near Copans Road in Pompano Beach left one 17-year old dead and two others seriously injured. None of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seat belts when the vehicle flipped over late in the evening.

The 17-year old driver lost control of his vehicle and skid into an embankment, hitting several trees and caused the vehicle to flip over. The survivors were taken to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

Tragic accidents continue to mount in Pompano Beach

This tragedy is just the latest in a series of accidents in 2016 in and around Pompano Beach, Florida. In late January 2016, two separate accidents took the lives of two victims in the city, one involving a motorcycle and the other involving a bicyclist.

  • On January 20, 2016, a 27-year-old man was killed on his motorcycle after striking a tanker on Northwest 15th Avenue. The motorcyclist was thrown from his vehicle in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.
  • On January 19, 2016 a cyclist was killed early in the morning on 600 block of East Copans Road. The 35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a 2000 Lincoln Continental near the center lane of the road.

Another pair of serious accidents took place in late 2015. In December 2015, a 39-year-old female driver was injured in a hit and run accident on Northwest 31st Avenue. On December 1, 2015, two people were hospitalized in a rollover accident on Third Street.

Who pays for injuries in a car accident in Florida?

The state of Florida has no-fault insurance laws, meaning the victim’s own auto insurance covers the costs of reimbursing victims for property damage, hospital expenses, and pain and suffering. Auto accident victims may not sue the other driver unless they suffered a permanent disability or visible scarring.

Typically, auto accident victims may recover compensation for their:

  • Lost wages;
  • Property damage;
  • Physical pain and suffering;
  • Emotional anguish;
  • Hospital bills; and
  • Medical expenses.

Recovering compensation for damages in auto accidents is often easier said than done. Wrongdoers often attempt to skirt responsibility for their careless driving and auto insurance companies are well known for trying to pay less than fair compensation. After accidents, victims should be focused on healing, not dealing with insurance adjusters.

Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyers

As a law firm that regularly represents auto accident victims in their quest for justice and necessary compensation, The Pendas Law Firm knows what it takes to help victims in their time of need. With years of experience, our lawyers have the dedication and know how to properly prosecute an auto accident claim.

If you or a loved one was hurt in an auto accident, contact The Pendas Law Firm for a consultation about your case. Our lawyers represent clients in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, and Jacksonville.

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