Did Your Loved One Die in a Fatal Car Crash?
Millions of people suffer injuries in car crashes every year in the United States, and tens of thousands of people do not survive their injuries. No family wants to receive the news that a loved one tragically died in a car accident, but this happens on an all-too-regular basis. The loss is devastating, and if someone else caused the crash, it is only natural to want justice and recovery for your unexpected losses.
Florida – like every state – has laws giving family members the right to file a wrongful death claim under certain circumstances. This right arises after a death caused by another party’s:
- Breach of contract
- Wrongful act
Car accident fatalities can qualify as wrongful death if they happen due to someone’s negligence or criminal act, including:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Road rage or aggressive driving
- Violating traffic laws
- Defective vehicle parts
The parties that might be liable for a wrongful death can include other drivers, employers of drivers on the job, car manufacturers, and more.
Unlike in other states, family members do not file a wrongful death claim directly in Florida. Instead, the personal representative of the estate does so on behalf of the surviving family. This might be a person designated in a will or appointed by the probate court if there is no will. It is important to have the right legal assistance when beginning this process.
Contact a Boca Raton Wrongful Death Lawyer Who Can Help
After a tragic loss, the last thing you want is to deal with the stress of a legal process. It is important to protect your rights to justice and financial recovery, so you should always seek help from a Boca Raton wrongful death attorney who can handle your claim. To learn how the firm of Rubino Findley, PLLC, can help, please contact us online or call 561.220.4213.