Kennan Huff, a 42-year-old Brightwood, Virginia (VA) resident, was enjoying a ride on his motorcycle on I-4 in Seminole County when his life came to an abrupt, and tragic end.
Reports indicate that the driver of a 1998 Saturn lost control of his vehicle and crashed into Mr. Huff’s motorcycle. If that wasn’t bad enough, the driver of the Saturn decided to flee the scene, according to hamptonroads.com.
The Virginia Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Huff family. Losing a loved one is never easy, but it’s especially painful when the loss is sudden and unexpected. This particular accident is especially egregious since the reportedly at-fault driver didn’t even stop to see if Mr. Huff was okay. They just bolted from the scene hoping to evade the consequences of their reckless actions.
Stopping after an accident is not just the morally right thing to do, it’s also the law. In Florida, a driver who causes an accident that results in injury has an affirmative duty to stop, according to deadlyroads.com.
Members of the Huff family should consider contacting a Virginia personal injury law firm with attorneys who possess multi-state licensure in Florida. This is important given the legal principle of lex loci delicti, which stands for “law of the place where the delict [tort] was committed.”
Potentially Helpful Legal Articles and/or In-Depth Legal Guides
If the Huff family plans to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver, they should consider downloading and reviewing our in-depth legal guide on the wrongful death claims process, which was written by our team of Virginia wrongful death attorneys.
Also, we published an article discussing the specific damages that could be available in a wrongful death claim. Take a moment to read the article here.
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