Our wrongful death due to a car/auto accident attorney in Tampa, FL understands that when a loved one has passed away because they were injured in a car accident, you are likely seeking justice and compensation. Many people have been made to feel bad after filing a wrongful death accident claim for seeking compensation. However, when someone close to you has passed away, you may be unable to cope with their death and you may be at a financial loss that you cannot make up. Seeking justice and compensation is the right thing to do. Want to learn more about how our attorneys can help you with this? Contact Jeff Murphy Law today.
Has a loved one died in a car accident?
Has a loved one died in a car accident? You should immediately talk to an experienced attorney to determine your legal rights. A good attorney will immediately investigate the facts of the accident, hire an investigator to inspect the scene, take photographs, and speak with all witnesses. It is also important to determine what kind of liability insurance the at-fault driver has.
There are numerous types of damages that can be recovered for wrongful death. In addition to pain and suffering and emotional damage, the family may also struggle to pay expenses and bills, especially if the decedent was a source of income for the family.
The following types of damages may be recovered:
Lost support and services to survivors (the nature of the relationship to the deceased, probable future income of the deceased, and replacement value of lost support and services are considered)
The surviving spouse’s lost companionship and protection, plus pain and suffering
Minor children’s lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance, including pain and suffering (all children, not just minors, if there is no surviving spouse)
Parents of a deceased child may also claim damages for pain and suffering
Medical and/or funeral expenses
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation for future lost wages, funeral expenses, and medical bills. You should strongly consider hiring a wrongful death due to a car or auto accident attorney in Tampa, FL. An experienced attorney will take immediate action to help preserve your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
What are the common causes of automobile accidents?
Unfortunately, there are many ways that an automobile accident can occur. Your loved one may have become the victim of an accident after one of the following acts of negligence occurred:
The other driver may have been running off of low sleep and thus been too fatigued to drive. It is possible they thought they could close their eyes just for a second while they were at a stoplight or stop sign.
The other driver may have been distracted. This means that they could have been taking a phone call, trying to reach for something in the back seat, texting, or playing with the radio. Anything that causes the driver to look away from the road can be a distraction.
The other driver may have been ignoring the posted speed limit signs or may have simply been driving too fast. This is a leading cause of car accidents occurring.
Your loved one may have been driving a vehicle that was experiencing a vehicle defect or malfunction of some kind.
The other driver may have been engaging in more reckless acts, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you believe any of these may have been the cause of the accident your loved one was in, please get a hold of your Tampa, Florida wrongful death due to car or auto accident attorney now.
Why Pursuing a Claim is the Appropriate Action
Our team understands the pain you are going through and we want to help. You may be dealing with significant medical bills after your loved one’s passing or you may have depending on them for financial help. To see what we can do for you, contact our wrongful death due to a car or auto accident attorney in Tampa, Florida now.
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