On December 15, an auto accident occurred where a 62-year-old women by the name of Elizabeth Miller was driving a Ford Taurus and was hit by a Dodge pickup truck being driven by Racquel Zimmerman of Port St. Lucie. Zimmerman lost control of her vehicle on a wet road and ended up hitting Miller head on, trapping her in the vehicle. It is unfortunate to hear that nearly two weeks later, Miller was pronounced dead at Lakeland Regional Medical Center (Saturday December 28, 2013). This information was pulled from an article on TheLedger.com.
One thing that was mentioned in this article was that the vehicle that struck the victim lost control on the wet road. This is especially important to remember because regardless of whether a road is wet or not, it is up to the driver to practice caution. We urge you to please be extra careful when driving on wet roads. The weather in Florida is so unpredictable that you really have to be prepared to handle any type of driving situation.
Since Elizabeth Miller passed away, her family can file a wrongful death suit against the defendant, Zimmerman. One of our practice areas is handling wrongful death claims and has been for over 21 years. We know it can be a horrible experience hearing that a loved one was seriously injured or killed in an accident and we are here to help you pick up the pieces and let you know what can be done when a wrongful death occurs. You can call us at 888-We-Mean-It (888-936-3264). Any initial consultation with our firm is free.