Many people drive on Florida roads every day, and many car accidents occur as a result. Some accidents are minor and do not require medical treatment or any major car repair. Other accidents are very severe and some are even fatal and are very devastating for the family and friends of the victim. Losing a loved one at any time can be difficult, but losing one unexpectedly can make it particularly difficult on a family.
Unfortunately, a family is now realizing this devastation after a fatal car crash recently occurred on I-95 in Florida. The accident involved four vehicles, one of which burst into flames. One person died in that car and three others were brought to a hospital but are expected to survive. While the police do not know exactly what caused the accident, they believe that speed was a factor. The accident shut down part of the interstate for many hours.
When families lose a loved one unexpectedly, they have no time to prepare for the death and it can completely change their lives. The family must figure out how to continue on without the love and support of the victim, which is very important for family members. Also, if the victim was the primary income earner for the family, simply meeting daily financial obligations may become difficult.
The family may be entitled to compensation for their loss, however. The family could recover damages for lost wages as well as lost companionship and services provided by the victim if they decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This compensation will not ease the emotional pain, but it can ease some of the concerns regarding the financial needs.
Unfortunately, there are many fatal car accidents in Florida each year. These accidents can be very devastating for the victim's family and friends. While nothing will ever bring the victim back, the family may be entitled to compensation for their loss. Experienced attorneys understand the pain a family goes through after a fatal accident and may be a useful resource.
Source: wsvn.com, "Fatal accident shuts down I-95 northbound for hours," July 9, 2015