In early Feb. 2021, an auto accident involving three residents of Stuart occurred in Port St. Lucie. This was a single-vehicle car crash that resulted in two people being hurt and one person — the driver — losing his life. The surviving victims may pursue relief through legal means.
According to reports, this auto collision occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 2, on South U.S. 1, near Southeast Lennard Road. The driver — a 26-year-old male — attempted a left-hand turn and collided with a pole. The driver died at the scene. A 22-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were transported to an area hospital. The male’s injuries were reportedly not life-threatening, while the female is said to have suffered critical injuries. A month later, their current conditions are unknown.
When only one vehicle is involved in a wreck, it is typically the driver who is responsible for any damages suffered by his passengers. As the driver failed to survive, it may leave the victims feeling that they have no recourse, but that is far from the truth. They may pursue compensation by filing claims with the driver’s insurance provider and against driver’s estate, if necessary.
The victims don’t have to fight for relief alone
Seeking fair and full compensation after a single-vehicle car crash like this one may prove difficult for the victims to do on their own. Thankfully, the victims here do not have to fight for relief on their own. According to Florida laws, they have the right to retain legal counsel who can assist them in seeking relief through out-of-court negotiations with insurance providers or litigation. If successful, they may achieve compensation for any economic or non-economic damages deemed recoverable.