Pompano Beach Truck Accident: Florida Power & Light Sued Over Broward County Wrongful Death of Lighthouse Point Man
The Pompano Beach wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Edward L. Pyles against Florida Power & Light may go to trial this year. Pyles, 58, was killed in 2009 after a FPL utility truck struck the vehicle he was riding. The tragic Broward County, Florida truck accident happened on December 19 at 8:19 in the morning. Pyles was headed toward Dixie Highway when the utility truck, driven by FPL employee Steven D. Grosso, tried to make a left turn onto Dixie and struck Pyles’ car. Pyles ended up pinned in his vehicle. He later died at North Broward Medical Center. While FPL maintains that it is not responsible for the Pompano Beach truck crash that claimed Pyles life—the company has accused him of failing to properly observe the road and avoid the crash—the Sheriff’s Office says that vehicles making a left turn onto Dixie must yield to westbound traffic, which is the direction that Pyles was going at the time. Witnesses have said that the traffic light for Pyles was green. The Sheriff’s Office report has said that Grosso failed to see Pyles even though the weather was clear and he wasn’t drunk or speeding. Grosso was acquitted of the charge that he violated Pyle’s right of way. He is not a defendant in this Pompano Beach wrongful death case. Florida Truck Accidents In Florida, unless the victim that died is a minor, you usually have two years from the time of your loved one’s death to file your Broward County, Florida wrongful death complaint. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hold the negligent party or parties liable. Also, the sooner you speak with a Pompano Beach truck crash lawyer, the faster he/she can send someone to examine the accident evidence and start interviewing witnesses while the accounts of what happened are still fresh in their memories. Common Causes of South Florida Truck Crashes: • Distracted driving • Drunk driving • Failure to obey traffic signs • Speeding • Aggressive driving • Road defects • Truck defects • Drowsy driving • Improper truck maintenance • Inadequate training • Trucker inexperience FPL sued over Lighthouse Point man's death in crash, Sun-Sentinel, August 19, 2010 Related Web Resources: Florida Department of Transportation Florida Power & Light Filing a Miami truck crash claim won’t bring your loved one back, but it can compensate you for your loss and hold the responsible party accountable. Remember that companies are equipped to combat liability claims, so you won’t want to go up against them without a legal team that is committed to protecting your rights.