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Fatal Florida crash met with low charges from prosecutors

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2020 | Truck Accidents

What if someone you love lost their lives on the road? It’s hard to imagine the horror and sadness that descend immediately when you learn of a loss like that. There are other emotions as well, including rage, which must be controlled. Although there is no way to make up for a death, there are ways of protecting a family in an uncertain future.

Criminal charges may seem light compared to the cost of an accident to a family or community. Sometimes, a violation of the law may have severe consequences but prosecutors fail to secure serious charges with a high penalty. Even if they do, the imprisonment of an offender may seem cold comfort after such pain.

The driver at fault in a crash that killed four members of a family is not facing vehicular homicide charges or anything more serious than reckless driving. Florida Highway Patrol officers claimed that was the most serious charge that applied to the incident under state law.

The accused man apparently struck the rear end of the vehicle carrying the family when he failed to slow his truck for upcoming congestion on the road. Four other people were injured and two other vehicles were involved in the crash.

When it comes to a family’s financial future, survivors of the victims of truck crashes have the right to sue for damages in civil court after a tragic loss. The proceeds of a lawsuit may help relatives deal with the expenses that come at the unexpected end of a life. No one should have to deal with this alone.

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