In what we consider to be the most tragic, and preventable, type of wrongful death, an early Sunday morning car accident in Miramar, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, left a less than one year old baby dead. Unbelievably, the baby was in a baby carrier which her mother failed to secure. The single car accident occurred when the mother apparently fell asleep and hit a concrete sign along Miramar Parkway.
Not surprisingly, according to police, alcohol was apparently a factor in the collision.
According to the police spokesman”besides being a law that a child has to be securely fastened inside of a vehicle, it’s every parent’s responsibility to make sure this sort of tragedy doesn’t happen,” we could not agree more. Having had the unfortunate opportunity to represent many families whose children have died in similar accidents, we can only hope all parents and caregivers take a firm stance to protect those unable to protect themselves.