Miami Beach Car Accident Left 1 Dead and 6 Injured

Miami beach car accidentOn February 24th, a driver attempted to parallel park outside of a restaurant that had outdoor seating. The outdoor seating area was separated from the parking curb with a doublewide sidewalk with trees and lamp-posts. There is also a patio with additional outdoor seating that the driver drove through. That patio area is separated with shrubbery. While parking, the driver accelerated into the outdoor dining area, striking several occupied tables. The driver was driving a Bentley when they caused this car accident striking several people and killing one person. The ambulance transported all seven people to the hospital, and one person was pronounced dead once at the hospital.

The car accident took place in front of the Call Me Gaby Italian restaurant located in Miami Beach. Police and paramedics responded to the accident around 6:00 pm that Thursday night and reported that the driver stayed on-site and cooperated with them. Currently, the driver is not facing charges at this point from the victims, according to the police that responded to the car accident. The crash is still under investigation, so this could be why the driver still isn’t facing charges. The driver has had a DUI history associated with them, which is why the investigation of the car accident has taken time. Police have recently come out that the driver likely will not face any criminal charges.

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Michael A. Feiner is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Steinger, Greene & Feiner. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001, Michael has devoted his practice to representing plaintiffs throughout Florida in various tort and strict liability cases and has successfully litigated cases against national insurance companies, large public companies, and governmental agencies, resulting in tens of millions of dollars for his clients. He has handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of plaintiffs, including automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, product liability, dog bites, and sexual harassment. Michael’s product liability case against Microsoft, as well as his representation of victims of sexual harassment and abuse by physicians, has garnered him important media attention at both the local and national levels. Michael is an experienced trial lawyer and successfully argued an appeal to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In the reported decision Ortlieb v. Butts, 849 So.2d 1165 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003), Michael persuaded the Fourth District Court of Appeal that a directed verdict on liability was appropriate where the defendant did not rebut the presumption of negligence of a rear driver in a rear-end collision.