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Van hits home, killing Jacksonville teen

A Jacksonville teenager died on August 28, 2012 when a van drove through an intersection and crashed into her home. 17 year-old Janay Jackson was sleeping inside the home when the van ran a stop sign at the end of South Barnes Road at 2:40 a.m. that Tuesday morning and crashed through her bedroom wall.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash, including factors such as speed and alcohol. Local news reports also cited a claim made by her family that the city failed to erect a traffic light at the stop sign despite numerous requests; however, city officials responded that there are no such requests on record.

Accidents such as this one which resulted in the tragic death of Janay Jackson can occur for a multitude of reasons. For example, the driver could have been intoxicated and lost control of the vehicle, or a mechanical failure could have occurred, causing the driver to crash. A Wrongful Death claim may be brought by certain members of the decedent’s family after such an incident, potentially enabling the family to gain recovery for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages.

At the Law Offices of Stephen K. Miller, we accept wrongful death, personal injury, and medical malpractice lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, meaning you would owe us neither legal fees nor costs unless we recover money damage for you—thus, there is no up front cost to you for us to handle the case. In addition to wrongful death, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases, our firm also handles lawsuits involving divorce, custody battles, domestic violence injunctions, will and probate matters, and criminal defense cases. Our firm has offices in Gainesville, Ocala, Chiefland, Lake City, Palatka, Jacksonville, Daytona, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, and Melbourne.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured or died in a DUI accident, car crash, tire failure crash, bike accident, rollover crash or other incident or as the result of someone else’s negligence or malpractice, contact the Law Offices of Stephen K. Miller for a free phone consultation at (866) 496-8752 or via email at Info@ForYourLaw.com

BY: Monica Perez-McMillen, Attorney at Law

August 29, 2012
 
 
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