Every month, Florida highways have fatal accidents. Many of the victims are killed through no fault of their own leaving family members to grieve. At times, another driver is to blame. At other times, certain entities may be to blame, such as the Department of Transportation if road conditions are not maintained with a standard of reasonable care. The wrongful death lawyers at Oldham & Smith can help determine if negligence played a role in the fatal accident of a loved one. If negligence is proven to be the reason for the accident, then a wrongful death civil suit can be filed to recover damages. A wrongful death award will never replace your family member, but the settlement can help you and your family recover financially.
Investigations by a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Florida
At the time of a fatal car accident, there are multiple factors that may have played a role in the accident. A wrongful death lawyer at Oldham & Smith can investigate all aspects of the police reports, the road conditions, defaults of the car driven, as well as other factors that might have contributed to the accident. If you have lost a family member due to a fatal car accident, do not assume that police reports determine all aspects that caused the wreck. Often times, important information has been overlooked.
Reasons to File a Wrongful Death Claim
Florida law may allow family members to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of family income and other financial losses depending upon the circumstances of the fatal accident. In most cases, the spouse, children, parents and other dependents are eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one through a fatal car accident will change your life in an instance. Florida law allows family members and dependents to file a wrongful death claim to seek damages for the life that was taken too early. Contact the Leesburg, Florida lawyers at Oldham & Smith for a free consultation.