On Tuesday evening, October 6th, a pedestrian was hit and killed near West Palm Beach. The accident happened at approximately 8:30 pm on Dixie Highway. Traffic was redirected and drivers were asked to pursue alternate routes until the accident was cleaned up.
At this time, the cause of the crash is unknown. Was this a hit and run accident? What this is a distracted driving or driving under the influence accident? Or was this an intentional crime?
Accidents (and crimes, for that matter) happen all the time. We see and hear about numerous accidents each day, and we also see the same causes for each one.
The most common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving (such as using a GPS, radio, eating and even reading)
- Texting while driving (and using a Smartphone or other device)
- Driving under the influence (of alcohol or drugs)
- Reckless driving (such as speeding or intentional ignoring road signs and rules)
Regardless of the reason or cause for this accident, a victim was injured—and killed. The individual’s family is now likely grief-stricken, and they now have a legal issue to tackle…
If you or someone you know have been victims of a car accident, hit and run accident, or other type of accident that resulted in a wrongful death, then you need solid legal representation.
Meet with a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney
Even if a member of your family has been involved in a fatal accident, you still have rights—and a good personal injury attorney will be aggressive in defending those rights and helping to secure a fair and just settlement that covers the damages and losses of an accident.
A personal injury attorney can help here. The legal team at Fetterman & Associates, PA has years of experience dealing with accidents and personal injury claims just like this one…and we can help you, too.