One month ago in Winter Haven, a 40-year-old woman by the name of Tammy Ellison was killed when getting out of her car in the parking lot of where she was employed at Gessler Clinic. Ellison had just arrived at work in the morning around 7:50am. As she was walking into work, she was struck by a vehicle being driven by one of her co-workers which, for unknown reasons accelerated into her after jumping a curb and going through some shrubbery in the parking lot.
Kathy Woods, 58, was also going to work that same morning and as she went to go park her 2008 Honda Pilot, her vehicle was not able to stop until a couple of feet after the horrifying impact. Tammy Ellison was taken to Winter Haven Hospital where she was sadly pronounced dead.
At this time, the cause for Woods’ vehicle to accelerate and jump the curb is still unknown and no further reports have been made since the date of the accident. No charges have been filed at this time as well.
Unfortunately, accidents like this happen every day and some things are beyond our control. Wrongful death cases like this are very tragic for families. They are also very serious and require immediate attention and action. When a wrongful death case like this occurs, the best thing to do is to seek an Attorney who primarily practices wrongful death cases so they can help guide you through this whole process and help make this tragic time a little easier on you and your family.
Cases like this are one of the reasons why carrying auto insurance is very important. Accidents happen at a blink of an eye and having the right coverage will help cover tragic accidents like this. However, in wrongful death cases similar this one, the driver’s auto insurance may not be the only coverage there is. If there was faulty equipment in the vehicle that caused it to accelerate like it did, the manufacturer of the vehicle could also be responsible. Since there are many different factors as to why this accident happened, there is a lot of investigation that needs to be done and it would be in the best interest in the family survivors of Tammy Ellison to have an Attorney by their side who has dealt with cases just like this.
Wrongful death cases can also become very complex and a lot of the time, they are taken to court. A family that is going through a tragic time like this should never have to go through it alone with unanswered questions. Law firms like Brooks Law Group do not charge a fee for a case evaluation or consultation. We are here to provide answers, help make this tragic time a little easier on you and your family, and are also here to carry out our mission statement which is provide you with the best client experience possible.