A horrific accident recently occurred in unincorporated Central Broward during the early morning hours on June 22ndthat resulted in the death of 37-year-old Tiffany Howard. The Broward County Sherriff’s Office said that a preliminary investigation into the accident revealed that just before 3:00 a.m., a Toyota Camry was heading southbound on N.W. 31st Avenue when the driver, Eddie Adams, attempted to make a U-turn at N.W. 12th Street. As Adams proceeded to make the U-turn, a Hyundai Elantra heading north on N.W. 31st Avenue T-boned the passenger side of the Toyota.
Howard was sitting in the passenger seat of the Toyota at the time of the accident.
Officials say that as this accident was happening, another vehicle that had been traveling behind the Elantra struck one or both of the other vehicles causing a minor collision. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue arrived at the scene where they transported Howard to Broward Health Medical Center. Sadly, she was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Elantra, who has been identified as Kimyah Henderson, was transported to the hospital along with a passenger that had been traveling in the vehicle with her as both were said to have suffered critical injuries.
An investigation is being conducted to determine what factors led to the accident occurring.
Were you involved in an accident in Fort Lauderdale, FL while making a U-turn?
Whether you were hit while making a U-turn, or you were the vehicle that hit another that was making a U-turn, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the other party given they were responsible or partially responsible for causing the accident. For example, let’s say you were making a U-turn as you had the right of way to do so. But, as you were in the process of turning, a speeding vehicle came up from behind and hit you. In this case, because the driver was speeding, which prevented him/her from stopping in time to avoid a collision, you could file a lawsuit against the other driver in an effort to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Replacement value of lost personal property
- Loss of appraised fair market value of real property
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
In the event your actions contributed to the accident occurring, but you weren’t 100% at fault, you may still be entitled to recover compensation. To learn more about filing a lawsuit after a car accident, consider contacting the Fort Lauderdale, FL car accident attorneys at Madalon Law. The lawyers at Madalon Law can assess what your injuries/losses are worth and devise a plan on how you can recover the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive from the other party.
You can reach Madalon Law at:
100 N. Federal Highway, #CU5
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301