Two weeks ago, prosecutors brought charges against a Miami-Dade police officer in the death of Emilio Jesus Vizcaino eight months ago.
The accident has been under investigation ever since it occurred. Police have determined that Officer Jon Song was driving at almost double the speed limit when he ran a stop sign and struck the vehicle Vizcaino was driving.
The “black box” data from the police car showed that the officer was going nearly 78 mph just a half-a-second before the crash happened. He was not responding to a call at the time the crash happened.
Vizcaino died at the scene and Officer Song, along with another officer in the vehicle, were airlifted to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
At the Dante Law Firm, we recognize this as a wrongful death case. There are many ways in which people are killed due to the negligence of others and that is what we want to talk about today.
When you need a Miami wrongful death attorney, we are here for you.
Wrongful death claims are made when someone dies as a result of negligence or a wrongful act of another person or entity, such as a company or government agency. While wrongful death cases are not criminal cases, they may take place in conjunction with criminal cases. In the story above, the family of Mr. Vizcaino may bring wrongful death charges against the officer and department.
Below are a few ways we see these cases arise, but this is not a complete list. Always seek out a qualified attorney to review your particular case.
Vehicle Accidents: Often, another driver’s negligence is the cause of a fatal accident. This can occur if a driver is speeding or operating aggressively. We also see many DUI cases that are wrongful death cases. Drivers who crash due to distracted driving are also major causes of fatalities.
Defective Products: If you look through the government recall website you will see many products on the market that can cause harm to consumers. Some are poorly designed or have a manufacturing error. Others are labeled incorrectly.
Workplace Accidents: Many industries are dangerous for workers, both in the short-term and long-term. Particularly devastating are respiratory illnesses and cancers that develop over time due to workplace conditions that an employer did not protect their employees from.
What Are Your Options?
We know that no amount of money will erase the pain of losing a loved one, but we want to make sure you have the compensation you need in the aftermath of an incident. This can include:
The knowledgeable and experienced team at the Dante Law Firm will provide patient guidance every step of the way. When you need a Miami wrongful death attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or by calling us at 305-949-2526.