Florida Fatal Car Accident Attorney
Losing a loved one unexpectedly as a result of a motor vehicle accident is a devastating experience. This is particularly true if their accident resulted from another party’s actions or carelessness.
Although no one can bring your loved one back, a fatal car accident attorney could help you pursue financial compensation for various losses associated with your loved one’s passing if their accident resulted from negligence. Review your case with our team at Colson Hicks Eidson for more information.
Causes of Fatal Car Accidents
Fatal car accidents can occur for many reasons. Often, these tragedies are the result of negligence on the part of a motorist. Careless drivers can rob others of their lives if they are:
- Running red lights or otherwise ignoring traffic signs/signals
- Texting, fiddling with radio controls, or otherwise not paying attention to the road while driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving when they’re very tired
- Not using their headlights at night
- Not yielding the right-of-way
- Driving aggressively
It’s also possible for a fatal car accident to be the result of negligence on the part of a vehicle’s designers or manufacturers. Some fatal motor vehicle accidents occur because designers or manufacturers overlook defects or design flaws which endanger drivers and passengers.
Determining whose negligence caused your loved one’s fatal car accident is a critical step you must take before receiving financial compensation. A qualified fatal car accident lawyer can assist you with this task.
Seeking Compensation After a Fatal Car Accident
The losses/damages for which you may seek compensation after a loved one passes away as a result of a car accident someone else caused can vary depending on numerous factors, such as which state the accident occurred in.
Those eligible to receive compensation are often close loved ones of the decedent, such as:
- A surviving spouse
An experienced fatal car accident attorney can evaluate your case and determine if you may be eligible to receive compensation based on the nature of your relationship with the decedent. Losses/damages for which compensation may be available include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:
- The cost of medical care the decedent might have received for their injuries prior to their passing
- Reasonable expenses for a funeral and burial
- Loss of the income the decedent may have earned over the course of their lifetime had they not died
- Loss of the decedent’s benefits
Surviving loved ones of someone who died in a car accident resulting from negligence may also be able to secure compensation for certain non-economic losses. For instance, the decedent’s children may receive compensation for loss of a parent’s guidance and mentorship.
A fatal car accident attorney can determine if compensation for non-economic losses is available. If it is, they can also estimate a proper “dollar value” for such losses.
How a Fatal Car Accident Lawyer Helps
A fatal car accident attorney may assist you in many ways when seeking compensation after a loved one’s passing. Specifically, they can:
- Investigate an accident
- Identify the liable parties
- Gather evidence proving negligence
- Handle all administrative tasks and all correspondence with the insurance company
- Negotiate for a fair settlement if the insurance company’s first offers are too low
At Colson Hicks Eidson, we understand that no amount of money can make up for a loved one’s absence. However, we also know that receiving proper financial compensation can ease some of your burdens during this challenging time. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 305-476-7400.
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