Lake Worth Beach, FL (December 8, 2021) – A 46-year-old man identified as Robert Gaspar lost his life on Sunday, December 5 in Lake Worth Beach after he was struck by a distracted driver. According to reports, the wreck happened in the 200 block of North Dixie Highway just before 3:00 p.m.
Gaspar was sitting in front of a building in the 200 block of North Dixie Highway when the crash took place. A 1997 Mercury Sable driven by a 15-year-old driver left the drive-through of a Burger King restaurant just before he spilled his drink, according to information from officials.
The driver was reportedly distracted by his drink when he drove over the west side of the road, across the sidewalk, and over the stoop that Gaspar was sitting on. Gaspar was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach for treatment, however, he later lost his life.
Charges are currently pending, police said. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Robert Gaspar at this time.
Vehicle Collisions in Florida
Travel by car is the most popular method of transportation throughout the United States. Motor vehicles have come a long way since their advent in 1886. Numerous safety measures are taken while building automobiles to ensure the continued well-being of their users. Though there have been countless precautions taken in order to improve and incorporate different safety features in motor vehicles over the years, there is, unfortunately, no way to guarantee the complete safety of those who occupy them.
When it comes to safety while driving/riding in a car, not only must we consider the soundness of the vehicle itself, we must also consider the soundness of the judgment of those who are driving around us. In Florida, the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents, currently, is distracted driving. Across the country, negligent driving accounts for almost all of the traffic accidents that take place, around 92%.
People lose their lives every single day due to car accidents in Florida and across the United States. Statistically speaking, more than 3,000 people per year are killed due to fatal traffic accidents in Florida. Besides distraction, speeding and intoxication are the 2nd and 3rd most common reason that fatal car accidents occur in the Sunshine State. Losing someone you love due to the carelessness of another driver is possibly one of the worst experiences a person can go through.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Lake Worth Beach
The Lake Worth Beach wrongful death attorneys at Piedra Injury Law Attorneys are acutely aware of the immense pain you may be facing during this difficult time. We know that nothing could ever make up for the loss of your loved one. However, the person or people who caused the accident your family member was involved in need to be held accountable for their actions. Filing a wrongful death claim in Florida could be your best bet in order to see justice be served.
Your life may have been negatively affected in a number of unforeseen ways when you lost your loved one to the reckless actions of another person on the road. Attempting to forgo a wrongful death lawsuit on your own could result in you getting bullied by the insurance companies into settling for a meager compensation amount. A skilled and compassionate wrongful death lawyer in Florida will aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies in order to get you a full and fair settlement. The lawyers at Piedra|London, P.A. are highly experienced in all different types of wrongful death cases. We are aware that each case is unique and presents its own set of challenges, which we are ready to deal with accordingly.
Contact the law office of Piedra Injury Law Attorneys at 855-881-HURT (4878) today in order to be connected with a skilled wrongful death attorney concerning your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing until awarded financial compensation. Consultations are free, so call us at your earliest convenience in order to inquire about your eligibility for financial compensation.
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