On April 25th, around 9:30 p.m., a Tesla driven by George McGee, 42, entered the intersection of County Road 905 and Card Sound Road near Key Largo, Florida without stopping at the stop sign. The Tesla struck Miami woman Benavides Leon Naibel, 22. The impact threw her approximately 20 ft into nearby woods and she was killed.Another pedestrian, Angulo Dillion, 27, was struck and injured. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital South in serious condition. Naibel and Dillion had been standing next to a parked Chevy Tahoe truck on the east shoulder of 905. McGee faces criminal charges. Currently, there is no information regarding whether the Tesla was in Autopilot or whether McGee was in full control of the vehicle. There also is no information on whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
After many accidents like this, it takes time to determine what happened and why. While car accident victims and their families may wait to see if prosecutors pursue criminal charges, they can and should reach out to a Miami car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. for help.
Our experienced and skilled car accident attorneys are here to help crash victims pursue personal injury compensation. We also represent surviving family members in pursuing compensation through Florida wrongful death claims. To talk with us about how we can help, call us at (877) 475-2905 to schedule a free consultation.
How a Miami Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Following a serious car accident, you and your family will benefit from hiring an experience car accident law firm. Gerson & Schwartz P.A. has over 49 years of experience. Over the decades, we have handled insurance claims and lawsuits arising from all types of auto accidents, including pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Once you decide to work with us, we dive into your case immediately. It is important for us to begin an independent investigation as soon as possible. We will:
- Obtain a copy of the police accident report.
- Obtain copies of any photos and video you or a companion took of the scene.
- Take photos of your damaged vehicle and ensure the type, severity, and location of the damage is thoroughly documented.
- Request surveillance footage from any nearby businesses or traffic cameras.
- Contact eye witnesses and schedule times to take their formal statements.
- If necessary, hire an accident reconstructionist to analyze how the crash took place.
Another step we will take right away is to file a car accident lawsuit. Whether we file a personal injury or wrongful death claim on your behalf, we will be prepared to enter into the discovery process. During this phase of the litigation, we will obtain additional evidence from the other party. We may schedule a deposition to question the at-fault driver about what they were doing in the moments leading up to the crash. If the negligent driver has passengers in their vehicle, we may depose them as well. We may file interrogatories, which are written questions the other party must answer, or admissions, which are statements the other party must admit or deny. These can be essential in establishing basic facts regarding the accident. Additionally, we may file requests for production of documents. This is often necessary when the negligent party is a business and may have records that pertain to the accident.
Through a Miami car accident lawyer thorough investigation and aggressive use of the discovery process, you can establish responsibility for a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver and demand full and fair compensation.
Have Questions About a Car Crash?
If you or a relative were the victim of a car crash in South Florida, contact our veteran personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. through our online form or by calling (305) 371-6000. We offer free initial consultations.