Hernando County Wrongful Death Lawyer News Update: Hernando County Sheriff’s Captain Killed in Car Crash

Hernando County was stunned when 42-year old Captain Scott Bierwiler was struck and killed in a head-on collision with a Hernando County youth while driving to work.

Reports indicate that the Hernando County law enforcement official was traveling to work at 5:45 a.m. when a 16-year old driver crossed over the median with his parent’s Mitsubishi Montero. The accident occurred on Powell Road, just south of Brooksville, in unincorporated Hernando County.

Legally, a Wrongful Death action could be filed by the Personal Representative of the Estate of Captain Bierwiler against the family of the driver of the Mitsubishi vehicle. It is also possible that a potential Worker’s Compensation claim could be made against Hernando County Worker’s Compensation carrier.


In Florida, the law allows a party two years to file a wrongful death action. If you or loved one has been victimized by a Wrongful Death or Personal injury from a car accident in Hernando County or elsewhere in Florida, contact Hernando County Personal Injury Lawyer Whittel & Melton, LLC at 352-666-2121 immediately or contact us online.

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