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Intoxicated man charged for causing fatal accident

Many people in Florida rely on their cars every day to get where they need to go. Many need to drive to work, to the grocery store, to run errands, visit family and friends and for many other reasons. Due to this fact, there are many vehicles on the roads each day. In many situations people are also driving at fairly high speeds and with all the other vehicles on the road, it does not take much to cause a car accident. A brief lapse in judgment can lead to damage to the other vehicles and serious injuries to those involved.

Sometimes there is more than just a lapse in judgment though. In some situations the driver may be driving recklessly without thinking about the consequences. This was true for one man who was found to have THC in his system at the time when he caused a fatal accident.

The man was driving to a friend's house with a couple of friends. It was raining out and the man was accelerating through a green light and began to fishtail, but did not brake at all. Eventually he crossed lanes and struck another vehicle. Unfortunately, the driver of that vehicle died at the scene. The man has now been charged with vehicular homicide.

Any car accident can cause problems for the people involved, but fatal accidents are particularly devastating. The family and friends of the victim are left trying to fill the huge void left by the victim. It can be very difficult for the family both emotionally and financially, especially if the victim provided a significant portion of the family's income.

Unfortunately there are many fatal accidents in Florida each year. These accidents affect so many people besides just the direct victims. The families are left in a very difficult position, but they may be entitled to compensation for their loss. This compensation will not replace the loved one, but it still can be very valuable for the family. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these accidents can be and may be able to guide one through it.

Source: Pensacola News Journal, "Police: Pensacola man charged with vehicular homicide had THC in system" Emma Kennedy, Nov. 27, 2017

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