David Bookman, a 51-year old man, was struck and killed while riding his
1999 Yamaha motorcycle in Boynton Beach yesterday morning.
Mr. Bookman died as a result of his injuries sustained in a crash caused
by an elderly driver. The driver was 79-year old Joseph Dinmore. Traffic
authorities are still investigating the incident, but it appears from
media reports that Dinmore is responsible for the wreck, having pulled
out into the path of Mr. Bookman’s motorcycle while he was heading
eastbound on Gateway Blvd. in Boynton Beach.
Potential negligence by the elderly driver, Joseph Dinmore
If the finished traffic homicide report, which may take weeks to complete,
names Dinmore as the driver responsible for the wreck that killed Mr.
Bookman, a number of things could occur:
- Dinmore could be charged criminally, if moving traffic violations were
determined to have caused the wreck
- Dinmore could be held responsible by his insurance company
- Dinmore could be named as responsible for the wreck by the insurer of Mr. Bookman
As an elderly man at 79-years old, it’s quite likely that Dinmore
was negligent in operating a motor vehicle, due to a natural degradation
of his abilities to drive safely and with full attention and awareness.
If Dinmore pulled into the path of Mr. Bookman as Bookman was traveling
at a safe rate of speed, because Dinmore did not notice or become aware
that Bookman was on the right of way, Dinmore will be named as the responsible
party for the wreck, creating clear liability.
The family of David Bookman should hire a wrongful death lawyer
The surviving family members of David Bookman should consider hiring a
personal injury lawyer who practices
wrongful death. Wrongful death laws in Florida allow dependent family members of a deceased
who was killed due to negligence the right to attempt to collect compensation
for the various current costs or expenses associated with the loss of
his life that the family is now burdened with.
These costs may include funeral expenses, lost future wages, pain and suffering,
and other economic and non-economic damages.
In Florida, the surviving dependents of Mr. Bookman, who may include a
wife or dependent children, may file a wrongful death claim with the help
of an experienced trial attorney against the Defendant’s auto insurance
company. In this case, the wrongful death suit would be likely tried against
Dinmore’s insurance company. Dinmore being the insured driver, the
insurance company should have known that Dinmore poses a risk to other
drivers, given his age and probably loss of faculties.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one in an auto accident that
wasn’t their fault, please consult with the
attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, PA in West Palm Beach, Florida. Our wrongful death lawyers have more than
100 years’ combined experience in personal injury law.
Call 1-800-GOLD-LAW, or call locally at 561-600-5605 for a free and confidential
consultation with a lawyer today. We are only paid a fee or costs if we
secure the compensation you deserve.