Pedestrian killed in fatal car crash while crossing street

On behalf of Eisenmenger, Robinson & Peters, P.A. posted in Wrongful Death on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

The roads in Florida can be dangerous not just for drivers, but for everyone who ventures out. Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are especially vulnerable for a fatal accident given their lack of protection. While the state tries to ensure everyone’s safety, it’s an unfortunate fact that a fatal accident can happen at any time. Motor vehicle accidents can occur for numerous reasons. When someone dies, the family left behind has a right to seek compensation for their loss.

A 37-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a car while crossing the street. The victim worked at a sub sandwich shop and had recently moved to the area. According to co-workers, the man had left his job and was heading to the beach. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene after the crash.

It’s unknown if any charges will be levied as the investigation continues.

The initial shock a family feels at the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash will often be exacerbated by the realization that there are numerous other issues they will face. There will be funeral costs. The person who died might have been a breadwinner in the family and his or her presence will not only have a personal influence, but it will have a financial one as well. A key to understanding how to move forward after a fatal accident is having a full investigation – sometimes independent of the police – to determine what happened. This can be the difference between receiving adequate compensation for the fatality and receiving what, if anything, the insurance company provides.

In this accident, a man was crossing the street when he was hit by a car. Unfortunately, his injuries proved fatal. Considering the circumstances of this case and that it is still under investigation, it is imperative that his family understand the situation and protect themselves in the event that they would like to pursue litigation to be compensated. If so, they may benefit from speaking with experienced legal professional.

Source:, “UPDATE: Identity of pedestrian hit, killed in Destin released,” Katie Tammen, Mar. 9, 2015