Heidi Solis-Perez and her surviving family members of the tragic auto accident
that killed six, including her boyfriend and children, may be eligible
to file a
wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation.
Families are reeling from a tragic auto accident that left six dead last
Saturday night. The catastrophe unfolded in the southbound lanes of I-95
just north of the Jupiter exit, when the driver of a minivan full of at
least eight children and adults lost control of the vehicle.
The surviving family members may have a wrongful death claim under Florida
law, which allows them to seek and possibly recover compensation for economic
damages, loss of future wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.
In this article, our law firm explains how.
How the auto accident happened
Exactly how this tragic accident happened is still under investigation
by the Florida Highway Patrol, but some basic facts are known. The driver
of vehicle #1 was a young mother of five named Heidi Solis-Perez of Stuart,
Florida. Also in the vehicle at the time of the wreck:
- Driver - Heidi Solis-Perez (33, Stuart, injured)
- Passenger – Marillany Julian-Solis (5, Stuart, deceased)
- Passenger – Alexander Julian-Solis (7, Stuart, deceased)
- Passenger – Macareo Julian-Solis (14, Stuart, deceased)
- Passenger – Sandy Julian-Solis (17, Stuart, deceased)
- Passenger – Reynaldo Diaz (31, West Palm Beach, deceased)
- Passenger – Andres Perez (17, West Palm Beach, deceased)
- Passenger – Daisy Julian-Solis (11, Stuart, injured)
Heidi Solis-Perez was traveling southbound on I-95 to Pompano Beach when
investigators say a tire separated from the rubber, causing the driver
to lose control, collide into a wall, and spin into the path of a vehicle
#2, which collided with vehicle #1.
The impact of both crashes ejected some of the passengers from vehicle
#1, and three of the passengers were deceased by the time authorities
arrived. The other three victims died while on the way to the hospital,
or at the hospital.
The two survivors were Heidi and her daughter, Daisy. Daisy remains in
critical condition at the time of this blog post.
The driver of vehicle #2, a waitress on her way from Fort Pierce to her
job in West Palm Beach, was Sharwen Pierre Louis. It’s unclear whether
Sharwen was injured in the crash, but she has given statements to the
media that indicate she was unscathed by the tragic accident. Still, it’s
the opinions of our lawyers that she too should contact a personal injury
law firm to find out if they can help her in any way.
Who is at fault for this fatal auto accident?
The loss of precious life in this auto accident is tremendous. While investigators
believe the cause of the accident was due to “tire separation”,
the final report from the FHP may not be publicly available for weeks,
or even months. When the report does become available, a competent and
experienced personal injury law firm, hired by the surviving family, can
obtain the report, and use the information contained in the report to
better determine or discover a party which may be at fault for the accident,
and which insurance company or policies may be responsible.
For example, it’s unknown at this time whether the tire on the minivan
driven by Heidi failed due to some unknown or unseen negligence. One explanation
for the failure of the tire could be shoddy manufacturing. Another could
be an improper alignment, or installation of the tire. It’s also
possible that an obstruction in the road caused the tire to fail.
It’s only by way of competent, aggressive legal representation that
all possibilities, parties, and circumstances can be considered, thoroughly
investigated, and acted upon to determine if there is a negligent factor
at blame for this awful, senseless tragedy. If a negligent factor is discovered,
the insurance company for that party may be held liable for compensation
and remuneration to the surviving family.
The Solis family may be able to recover compensation for economic and emotional losses
Heidi Solis-Perez is a single working mother of five underage children,
four of whom lost their life in this horrific auto accident. The boyfriend
of Heidi, Reynaldo Diaz, was a young man at just 31 years old. It’s
unclear whether Reynaldo has children of his own, or if he was helping
to support economically and emotionally Heidi and her children at the
time of his death.
Reynaldo Diaz may have had dependent, underage children, or parents who
will mourn his loss and suffer economic damages from his loss. Reynaldo’s
cousin, Andres Perez, was just 18 years old at the time of his death.
Andres may share some close familiar ties with Reynaldo, which may include
siblings, aunts, uncles, and parents.
Some of the surviving family members of the Solis, Perez, or Diaz family
may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Florida
to hold the negligent party’s insurance company liable for the economic
damages resulting from this terrible accident. Compensation could be obtained
for the loss of life, future wages, medical and legal costs, and pain
Hiring an experienced, aggressive law firm to represent the surviving family
members should be at the top of the family’s priorities at this
critical time. No one wants to think about lawyers in a time like this,
but the cold, hard fact is that the sooner a lawyer is hired to represent
the surviving family’s interests, the better.
This story illustrates how important it is to hire legal representation.
Hiring a personal injury law firm requires no upfront cost or fees –
our lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning the firm is only paid
if we obtain a monetary result.
Mr. Craig Goldenfarb, the owner of our firm, personally meets with the surviving family members
in tragic and catastrophic auto accident cases involving fatalities. These
consultations are always 100% free and confidential.
If you or someone you know has suffered the loss of a loved one in a tragic
auto accident, call our West Palm Beach office immediately at 1-561-600-5605
to schedule a consultation.