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Miami Truck Accident Lawyer Explains Benefits Available to Family Members
After a truck accident involving the wrongful death of a family member, the decedent’s loved ones are able to collect damages for pain and suffering. How does Florida law allow for family members of a person killed in a fatal accident to recover these damages? In this video, Miami truck accident attorney Joe Kalbac explains Florida statutes as they relate to wrongful death damages. Our personal injury attorneys are based near Miami, but we serve clients nationwide as well as internationally.
One of the damages that a family or person can collect in a trucking accident, in the event that there is a wrongful death case or even a personal injury case, are non-economic damages. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, predominantly. In a wrongful death case, under Florida, the survivors are entitled to recover their pain and suffering for losing a loved one. Once a person passes away from the accident, there is no claim for pain and suffering of the decedent. However, that’s a reality of most cases and it goes really to the pain and suffering of the survivors. For example, if you lost that parent as a result of a trucking accident and they survive for a period of time, you obviously suffer through that same suffering that the parent experienced and so that sort of becomes part of your pain and suffering, part of what you have been left to deal with as a result of the negligence of the trucking company or a truck driver. Contact our lawyers at (305) 476-7400 or contact our website at Colson.com for more information.
In Florida, after a person dies as a result of a fatal truck accident, surviving family members may be entitled to collect pain and suffering damages. How do the courts determine those damages for the surviving family members? In this video, Miami truck accident lawyer Joe Kalbac explains pain and suffering limitations and benefits for surviving family members.
Our law offices are located in Coral Gables, Florida. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident and wish to contact a lawyer, you can reach us at (305) 476-7400. You can also contact us through our website, or learn more about truck accidents here: http://bit.ly/1UucN6F
(*) Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.