Wrongful death lawsuit brought upon after fatal motorcycle crash
Legal News for Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys. Man who survived wife in 2007 motorcycle crash sues bike owner.
Fatal motorcycle crash involving a pickup truck in 2007 brought upon wrongful death lawsuit on Monday.
Martin County, FL—A man whose wife was tragically killed in a 2007 motorcycle crash brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner of the bike, Keith A. Deyo, for failing to appropriately uphold the functionality in the brake system and rear turning lights, reports WPTV News Channel 5. Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, Daniel Casey, who survived Sandra Casey, of Jupiter, in the motorcycle crash allegedly asked for $15,000 in damages when he filed the lawsuit in Martin County on Monday, December 28, 2009.
The motorcycle wreck occurred on December 30, 2007, when both Daniel and Sandra were riding the 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle on the State Road 710 bridge in Indiantown. The motorcycle was reportedly about to make a right turn, but was instead struck by a pickup truck traveling behind them on the roadway. The pickup truck driver fled the scene of the crash after the Caseys’ were allegedly pulled underneath the vehicle upon impact. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol state that Sandra Casey died from the severe injuries she sustained in the hit-and-run accident.
Daniel Casey allegedly claims that the defective rear turning lights made it impossible for the pickup truck driver to know that they were attempting to make a right turn, subsequently causing the crash.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Wrongful Death Lawyers.