Sarasota, FL (October 11, 2022) – On Friday, October 7, one person was killed and three others injured after a driver crashed into a residential garage in Sarasota.
The collision occurred at a home at the corner of Courland Street and Lockwood Ridge Road at around 11:30 p.m. Six women were reportedly inside the garage at the time of the accident. One woman was killed, and two others were hurt. A total of three people were transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
The driver was later identified as 29-year-old Jorge Luis Williams Denis of Sarasota. Denis was charged with DUI manslaughter and other charges related to the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents in Florida
According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, fewer accidents in Florida involved alcohol between 2016 and 2017 and between 2017 and 2018. In Florida, there were 16.07% fewer alcohol-related collision deaths and 3.96% fewer injuries due to drunk driving in 2017. The number of drunk driving-related traffic deaths countrywide between 2017 and 2018 decreased by 3.6%, according to the NHTSA.
The unexpected passing of a loved one is one of the most trying experiences one may go through in their lifetime. It may be extremely upsetting for those who are left behind when an accident happens that leads to the death of a family member when the loss was unexpected and might have been avoided. It’s possible that the victim’s loved ones, including family members and beneficiaries, may have a lot of questions and worries about how the loss of their loved one will affect their future.
The family and beneficiaries of the deceased may bring a civil action known as a wrongful death claim when someone is murdered as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, demanding damages from the perpetrator for their losses. The loss of a loved one cannot be made right by money or anything else. But after losing a loved one who supported the family, our experienced wrongful death lawyers have seen that wrongful death compensation may assist a distraught Florida family in finding peace and regaining financial stability.
If a member of your family passed away as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. You can file a claim to have the person that was at fault pay for associated costs with the aid of a Sarasota wrongful death attorney. If you find yourself in a scenario similar to this, contact Rebein Law.
If there has been a wrongful death in the family, call 813-305-7285 to talk with Attorney Paul Rebein about how we might be able to help with your recovery.
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