An elderly driver named Irma Fensterman died on Sunday, January 6th from injuries she sustained in a car accident she was involved in only 10 days earlier. The 88-year-old was driving her 2018 Honda Accord at 9am December 27th going north on Bryan Blvd toward Linton Blvd. Authorities from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) claim that as she was driving across the intersection, another driver identified as Nicole Perez collided with the driver’s side door, in a 2016 Nissan Rogue, as she was heading east on Linton.
According to the report, both drivers claimed that they had a green light and though both were wearing their safety belts, Fensterman was immediately taken to Delray Medical Center where she died the following Sunday. Perez managed to walk away with minor injuries, but her father, when addressing the incident stated that ‘she may never be the same”, in reference to the distressing nature of the circumstance.
Though PBSO records indicate that they will not be pursuing criminal charges in this case, if Perez is found to be at fault, the family of the deceased may have a legitimate legal case for a Wrongful Death. The Fensterman family has the right to hire an attorney to help protect their family from the insurance companies that are looking into the incident. Additionally, any valid claims for negligence that might arise from such a tragedy are in the rights of the family to pursue.
At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, our attorneys have more than 150 years’ of combined experience in investigating serious vehicle accidents and protecting the rights of families who have suffered a traumatic loss.
If you know a surviving family member of a person who was killed in an auto crash, please encourage them to give our firm a call immediately. The consultation is completely free, and there is no out-of-pock cost to the family to hire us. Call 561-697-4440.