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Fatal Crash Closed Selmon Extension in Tampa
On the morning of Thursday, March 2, 2023, a car crashed through the guard rails on the Selmon Expressway near Gandy Blvd in Tampa, FL. This Selmon Expressway off-ramp was closed for hours as authorities investigated. The car ended up in the parking lot of the nearby Lighthouse Apartments. The driver was the only individual in the car at the time of the accident. The driver died on-site. No information is known about who the driver was or what caused the crash.
This is only one example of the fatal crashes that can happen in the Tampa area. These accidents leave families devastated by a sudden and unexpected loss. If you learn that a loved one died in a car crash, always seek counsel and support from a Tampa wrongful death attorney.
Fatal Car Accidents in Florida
While the Selmon Expressway crash was tragic, the Florida highways seeing the most tragedies are actually:
- Highway 19
- Highway 41
Accidents are particularly likely where these roadways pass through Richey, Bradenton, Oakland Parks, Tampa, Orlando, and St. Petersburg
But it isn’t just standard car accidents that are endangering Floridians. Most recent figures show there were almost 10,000 pedestrian crashes throughout the state that led to roughly 700 pedestrian deaths. There were over 100,000 hit-and-run accidents that caused roughly 250 deaths and over 20,000 injuries. There were almost 7,000 accidents involving bicycles and about 9,000 involving motorcycles, resulting in hundreds of fatalities.
If The Worst Should Happen
If you received news that your loved one tragically died in a crash, our legal team offers our sympathy and condolences. We know this is a difficult time, and we are ready to help.
We will assess whether your family is eligible to seek compensation for wrongful death. To qualify for this type of claim, you must show that someone else’s negligence caused the fatal accident. Some causes that might lead to liability include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Running red lights
- Violating traffic laws
We know how to investigate what happened and gather evidence to prove liability for your loved one’s death.
Our lawyers will also calculate the losses your family deserves and present evidence to support the compensation you deserve. We handle all insurance communications and negotiations, so you do not have to worry about navigating the process.
Our legal team knows the emotional and financial challenges of a sudden loss. We will provide the compassionate support you need in this difficult time.
Experienced, Professional Car Accident Lawyers in Tampa FL
At Mickey Keenan P.A., we are Tampa car accident attorneys with the know-how and staying power to get you the just financial compensation you are entitled to. Our Tampa personal injury legal team can explain your rights and explore your options with you during one of our free consultations. Call 813-945-4178 or submit our contact form to schedule your free consultation.