According to NBC South Florida, a man was arrested for a 2019 DUI manslaughter that killed a 22-year-old in Fort Lauderdale. He was taken into custody Monday, June 14, 2021, for manslaughter, vehicular homicide, reckless driving for killing the 22-year old on November 22nd, 2019, the man was driving a 2016 Jeep at 85 mph and ran a red light. He then collided with a 1997 Honda where the victim was driving. He is currently in custody and held without bond.
Unfortunately, hit and run accidents are an everyday affair in the Fort Lauderdale Area. These accidents result in additional personal injury and at worst, death. The attorneys at Mandalon Law are ready to represent you and your loved one who has suffered personal injury in an accident.
What are the consequences of a Hit and Run?
According to Florida Statute 316.061, “The driver of any vehicle involved in a crash resulting only in damage to a vehicle or other property which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such crash or as close thereto as possible, and shall forthwith return to, and in every event shall remain at, the scene of the crash”
In Florida, leaving an accident that causes personal injury or death results in a third-degree felony and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. If the accident causes a fatality, it will remain on record for a minimum of four years.
Those who are involved in a car accident should report the incident within 10 days from the incident. Individuals are encouraged to take as many pictures as possible and file a police report at the scene.
Drivers who are involved in accidents that cause personal injury if any kind must do the following:
- Stop your vehicle
- Provide documentation (License, Registration, Insurance cards)
- Report the incident to the police.
- Request medical treatment if needed.
Our Attorneys Are Ready to Bring You the Justice You Deserve
This recent case proves that it’s never too late to have justice for your personal injury. Whether you or a loved one have suffered property damage or personal injury due to a hit and run, our office is ready to fight for you. We have offices in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the greater Miami area.
Our attorneys don’t get paid until you do. Contact us today and let us fight for the compensation you deserve.
You can reach Madalon Law at:
100 N. Federal Highway, #CU5
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301