On Saturday, October 24, 2015, while walking with his children, 40-year-old Maurice Savalas Harris was struck by a pickup truck on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. Harris was pinned beneath the truck and was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries sustained. The two children were not hurt.
The accident involved Bryce O’Neill, who was driving a 2012 GMC pickup truck. A collision occurred involving a 2000 Ford minivan, which was driven by Toshia McPherson. Both vehicles went over the median.
The pickup truck went over a curb and hit a sign, but that wasn’t enough to stop it from entering the grounds of St. Joseph’s Hospital where it struck the victim and eventually came to a stop against the Medical Arts Building’s south wall. Investigations are still ongoing and no charges have been filed.
This is a difficult situation for the family of the victim. Our Tampa wrongful death lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks believe that this type of situation requires skilled legal counsel in order to help the family of the deceased seek compensation. The family of the victim should take the proper steps to gather the necessary evidence and build a strong wrongful death claim.
If you have a case in which you lost someone in this type of situation, it is important to understand your rights. You can speak with our legal team during a free consultation to discuss your case, learn about your options, and determine if a wrongful death claim is right for you. We are dedicated to helping our clients uphold their right to compensation if they have lost a loved one due to negligence or any other reckless action.
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