The aftermath of a fatal car crash leaves families grappling with grief and numerous challenges that can feel overwhelming. In Florida, when a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to someone else’s negligence, filing a wrongful death claim can be a crucial step towards seeking justice and financial compensation.
At Flaxman Law Group, our family-based law firm is the compassionate, experienced team many grieving families in Hollywood and Florida turn to when they find themselves in this situation. The fact that our father-son attorney team provide care and the fact that we’ve recovered over $100 million for families and individuals who have been harmed can provide solace during a challenging time. If you’ve lost a loved one in a car collision, reach out to us for a free consultation with an empathetic member of our team.
What is Wrongful Death in Florida?
Under Florida law, wrongful death occurs when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act or negligence, of any individual or entity. In car crash claims, this often involves accidents resulting from reckless driving, impaired driving, or other negligent actions.
In Florida, only some relatives are able to file this kind of claim. Usually, this is the spouse, children, or dependents of the person who has lost their life.
Why Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
When a family has lost a loved one in a car collision, they’re usually thinking of their loss and not about money. Some families are even hesitant to file a claim because they don’t want to go through the negotiation process or through a trial. They’ve been through enough.
However, even in this difficult time, it’s important to think about the future. How can you get justice for the accident that caused your loss? If there are children involved, how can you protect them? How can you pay for final medical costs and the funeral of the person you’ve lost?
For many families, a personal injury or wrongful death claim is the answer. It gives grieving families a chance to get closure and even to hold someone accountable. Families may see that liable parties decide to change after facing a lawsuit and this can mean others are spared the same tragedy.
Moreover, the financial recovery in these cases can be crucial for families. It can pay for final expenses, counseling, and can help family members take time off work to focus on their mental health. Compensation can help families pay the bills that a lost family member contributed to. If there are children who have lost a loved one, financial recovery can be important to contribute to these children’s education and future.
Nothing can bring back a loved one tragically killed in a car accident. But talking to a compassionate Florida car accident attorney can be part of the healing process. An experienced wrongful death attorney can guide you through the legal process, assess the viability of your claim, and provide support during this emotionally challenging time. They can take care of many of the details, such as negotiation, so you don’t have to go through that difficult process alone.
Losing a loved one in a car crash is an emotionally trying experience, and pursuing a wrongful death claim adds a layer of complexity. Engaging the services of a compassionate and experienced wrongful death attorney can provide the support needed to navigate the legal process while allowing families to focus on grieving and healing. That’s why we recommend you contact the family-based law offices of Flaxman Law Group. Our family-based team is here for you, with decades of experience to put behind your case. Let’s start with a free consultation so you can talk to a wrongful death attorney at our Miami, Hollywood, or Homestead offices and start learning the facts about your potential case.