We expect everyone to follow traffic laws and be aware of their surroundings. But even under the best circumstances, accidents can still happen. Losing your loved one in a car accident can be traumatizing. It can be challenging to know what to do next. Perhaps the last thing you want to think about is the legal aspects.
However, you may be eligible to recover compensation if your loved one died in a car accident. The legal team at Dismuke Law is ready to connect you with a Riverview fatal car accident lawyer who can help you with your case.
Who May Be Responsible for a Fatal Car Accident?
Sometimes, more than one driver will be responsible for an accident. In cases like these, you may pursue compensation from more than one party. Groups involved in a vehicle’s manufacturing may also be at fault. For example, if a manufacturer installs improper brakes on a car, the manufacturer may be responsible for the accident. Groups like construction crews may also be at fault if they failed to warn drivers about changes in road conditions.
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Legal Aspects of Fatal Car Accident Cases
However, a wrongful death case is where you pursue monetary compensation from those responsible for your loved one’s death. The civil court handles wrongful death cases rather than the criminal court.
- Someone, like another driver, had a certain duty to drive safely on the road and follow appropriate traffic laws.
- The driver failed to act appropriately. Perhaps they were speeding, or maybe they were distracted.
- Your loved one was in an accident that resulted in your loved one’s death.
- The accident and the death of your loved one were caused by the actions of the careless driver.
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hat Compensation Can I Receive in a Fatal Car Accident Case?
Compensation will be different in each wrongful death case. We will not know how much you may receive in compensation until your case is complete. However, after a careful review of the evidence, we may be able to give you an estimated compensation amount. We can work to determine what you have lost because of the death of your loved one. No amount of money can replace the person you’ve lost, but compensation could help to cover some of the costs of your loved one’s death.
Funeral and burial costs could be covered by compensation. You may also be able to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and the loss of support from your loved one. This could include loss of financial support, but it could also be for loss of emotional support or loss of companionship.
ow Can an Attorney Help Me with My Case?
Your attorney will also update you and answer questions related to your case.
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What Is My Deadline for Filing a Fatal Car Accident Lawsuit?
In Florida, there is a specific timeframe for when people can file lawsuits. In a wrongful death case, you have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to Fla. Stat. § 95.11. Once this deadline is up, you will be unable to file a lawsuit related to your loved one’s death.
Begin Your Case with a Free Consultation Today
Dismuke Law offers free consultations. At a consultation, we review your case’s facts to help you decide what to do moving forward. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and are ready to help you through the process as much as we can.