Car collisions are a leading cause of fatalities in Florida City. Unfortunately, high-speed crashes, head-on collisions, rollovers, and T-bone crashes have an especially high risk of serious and fatal injury. When someone passes because of a car collision, their family may have the option of pursuing a wrongful death claim.
Dealing With a Fatality
Being in a car collision or having a loved one in a car crash is painful and frightening enough. Losing someone who is close to you in a traffic crash is devastating. The impact can last a lifetime and unfortunately, shortly after this event you may need to answer questions from police, plan a memorial, make any car accident insurance claim, and try to grieve and heal. You may be taking on all these unfamiliar tasks just as you feel least prepared to handle them.
Deciding to File a Florida City Wrongful Death Claim
People decide to file a wrongful death claim for different reasons. In cases where the person who has passed was a major income-earner in a household, the lack of that income can be devastating for a family. A claim allows loved ones to seek compensation to pay for this.
The sad reality, too, is that a serious car accident is expensive. The final medical bills, memorial costs, and other expenses related to the traffic collision can be hard to pay without a claim. For some families, long-term costs are a consideration. If the person who has been lost was a parent, seeking compensation can help pay for their children’s education and for the support a parent could have offered. In many cases, counselling and therapy are needed after the loss, and a family can seek compensation for that.
For some bereaved families, there is a strong desire to fight for justice. In cases of reckless driving or a DUI, pursuing a claim can send a strong message to a community and to the negligent driver.
In reality, there as many reasons to file a legal claim as there are grieving families. In many cases, it can be difficult to consider legal matters and insurance claims in the face of a loss, but unfortunately there are statutes of limitations which limit how long you can wait before filing a claim, and you have a better chance of success if you file early, when there still may be evidence to determine liability.
If the person who is gone had small children or if their loss may lead to financial distress now or in the future, you may wish to speak to an attorney. A qualified attorney will be able to shoulder much of the work so you can focus on healing and can seek compensation on your behalf.
Are You Considering Filing a Claim?
If you have lost someone in a car collision in Florida City and are considering a legal claim, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Florida City wrongful death claims attorney. Our legal team can take care of the details for you while you focus on grieving and our compassionate team has more than six decades of combined experience helping injured persons and grieving families. Our goal is to assist you in a difficult time.