Florida’s roads are the scene of more than 2,400 traffic fatalities every year. For each life lost on a Florida road, there are family members left behind to deal with the loss. The husbands and wives, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers who survive an accident victim face many difficult tasks after a sudden and unexpected death.
Even as they struggle with the emotional trauma and mourn their sudden loss, it is imperative that families consider their legal options. Many of these deaths could have been avoided, and negligence or wrongdoing may be to blame.
If you have lost a loved one in a Florida auto accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to hold wrongdoers responsible for their actions. This is a difficult time for your family, and it can be overwhelming. Experienced legal counsel will help you sort through the facts and determine whether legal action is the best choice. Contact us to learn more.
Even the best driver can suffer fatal injuries in an auto accident when others on the road are not as careful. Whether the accident was caused by a drunk driver, a hit-and-run or a drowsy big rig driver, innocent drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians too often pay the highest price. Wrongful death auto accidents are unfortunately common on Florida’s highways and streets.
We can all take precautions to stay safe on Florida’s roads. We wear seat belts, obey the speed limit and properly maintain our vehicles to be as safe as possible, but we cannot control the actions of others. The action, or inaction, of others can cause seriously dangerous road conditions and bring tragedy into your life.
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries from a Florida auto accident and you suspect he or she was not at fault, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. To determine if you might be legally eligible for financial compensation as a survivor of an accident victim, call Florida wrongful death attorney James O. Cunningham at 407-425-2000, or toll free at 888-425-2004. You need trusted legal counsel to get you through this tough time.