Two years after her son, Robert S. Nugent Jr., drowned in a canal after the car he was riding fell into a canal, Naomi Concepcion has filed a Coral Springs wrongful death lawsuit against the city. Nugent is one of three teenagers killed in that single-car crash on November 15, 2009.
Nugent, Anthony Almonte, and Evan Sinisgalli were riding in a car driven by Sean Maxey when the latter got into a minor Coral Springs auto crash on University Drive and lost control of the vehicle. Sinisgalli is the only one who survived.
In her Broward County, Florida wrongful death complaint, Concepcion is accusing the municipality of poor road maintenance. She says that there was a gap in the guardrail walling off the drive from the water body and that this is what allowed the vehicle carrying her son to spin into the water.
Concepcion is also suing Fence Masters Inc. for her son’s Coral Springs wrongful death. She contends that the company’s design wasn’t in compliance with current Florida regulations, which resulted in risks that were “unreasonable and foreseeable” and avoidable.
Florida Car Accidents
Municipalities and certain other government bodies must make sure that their roads are properly designed for use and safety. This includes making sure that any conditions that could cause serious injury or death are eliminated or remedied.
Examples of road defects and other safety issues that could result in a Coral Springs car accident:
• Malfunctioning traffic signs
• Too narrow of lanes
• Not enough lanes
• Too high of a speed limit
• Debris on the road that hasn’t been cleared way
• Lack of proper pedestrian lanes and crossings
• Conditions that cause poor visibility and preventable blind spots
• Failure to warn of unavoidable blind spots
• Pavement drop offs
• Poor lighting
• Insufficient warnings that there is a road construction zone
• Inadequate warnings when there are unsafe conditions
• Dangerously designed intersections
Mourning Mother of Robert Nugent Sues Coral Springs, Broward Palm Beach, New Times Blog, July 9, 2011
Students mourn loss of peers after weekend crash kills 3, WSVN, November 17, 2009
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Palm Beach County Semi-Truck Crash Kills 2, Injures 1, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, March 30, 2011
$2.25M Palm Beach Car County Accident Verdict Awarded in Boynton Beach Wrongful Death, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, March 18, 2011
College Presidents Want Lawmakers to Reduce Legal Drinking Age, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, September 9, 2008