AVALON PARK, FLORIDA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
Synthetic marijuana may have been involved in a lethal hit-and-run that allegedly occurred Sunday afternoon. The accident, in which 18 year old driver Anthony Moffa struck and killed 53 year old Forrest Flaniken, has made national headlines. But attorneys working with Miami Car Accident Lawyers, a website that offers free legal resources to accident victims, say that such incidents are far from rare.
Multiple bystanders witnessed Moffa's car strike Flaniken, who was bicycling in a lane designated for cyclists only. After hitting him, Moffa appeared to lose control of the vehicle, then swerved into the median and crashed into a tree. Moffa, whom bystanders described as “shaken,” then tried to flee the scene on foot according to WKMG Local 6.
Police say they suspect Moffa was high on K2, a synthetic form of marijuana.
“This sort of accident is tragically common,” said Susan Starnes, a spokesperson for Miami Car Accident Lawyers. “This particular one made the news because it was fatal and involved a designer drug, but drunk and high driver routinely injure or kill innocent people. The fate of the victims is rarely covered.”
Starnes says that Miami Car Accident Lawyers lends assistance for that very reason.
“Accident victims often feel they're out of options,” she said. “Medical bills stack up and they aren't sure where to turn. In the case of a fatality, family members can never have their loss made up, but they still have steep hospital and funeral expenses to sort out.”
The website, which was founded by a group of Florida personal injury attorneys, attempts to make legal options more accessible and easier to understand for such victims. Victims or their families can use the site as a portal to connect with local lawyers with appropriate expertise, and can request free consultations.
“It's a way of making the legal process less daunting,” Starnes said. “Every victim deserves fair compensation. We're just here to make it easier.”
About Miami Car Accident Lawyers:
The site is a joint project of several Miami car accident attorneys, dedicated to helping accident victims by making legal counsel accessible and easy to understand. They can be reached at 305-330-1160.