The death of a loved one in a car accident can be one of the most traumatic events in a family’s history. It is often a time of grief and confusion. Survivors may not even consider the fact that there may be parties involved that should be held responsible for the death. The reality, however, can set in when there is not enough money to cover medical bills and burial costs, much less keep the family financially stable after the car accident.
The Florida car accident attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. understand what an emotional and difficult time this can be for families. We also understand our role is to protect the family’s best interest, stand firm against insurance companies and help survivors receive the compensation they deserve from the parties that played a part in the death of the loved one.
When a Fatal Accident is a Wrongful Death
Not every fatal car accident is a wrongful death. But in situations where a person is killed because of someone else’s speeding, reckless driving, drunk driving, distraction from use of technology or failure to follow traffic laws, the fatality can be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit.
In addition, defective auto parts and equipment, poor street lighting or poorly marked or designed roadways can lead to fatal accidents resulting in a wrongful death case.
Fatal Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents Can Be Wrongful Deaths
In the U.S., over 15 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities involve a pedestrian struck by a passing car or truck. If the driver of the vehicle is at fault in the death, this can also be considered a wrongful death.
This is an important topic for Florida families, as a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that Florida continues to be the deadliest state in the nation for cyclists and pedestrians, accounting for nearly 20 percent of all fatalities in those categories.
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We know that financial compensation can’t ever replace your loved one, but it can help your family receive the important support you’ll need to continue on.
At Best Law Firm Florida P.A., our Florida car accident attorneys have the experience you need to pursue a successful wrongful death case. Please contact us today to discuss your options. Time is of the essence.