People drive on Florida roads every day. While most of the time people drive safely, that is not always the case. Due to a variety of factors, there are many accidents each day. Generally, every accident will affect the people involved in some way whether it is just an inconvenience or whether it completely changes their life. . Some of the accidents are simple fender benders and others involve serious injuries, significant damage and potentially even death.
Fatal accidents are the most devastating types of accidents as they affect so many people besides just the victims. Unfortunately, there was a fatal accident recently on a Florida interstate. A woman was driving the wrong way and after narrowly missing a number of cars, she sideswiped a car and hit another head on. The driver died as well as all four people in the car she hit head on. The four people were all family members who were travelling from picking up family members from the airport.
Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing four at one time is even more difficult. Sudden accidents leave the family no time to prepare and it can be very difficult to cope with the loss. In addition to the emotional difficulties the family goes through, they may also go through financial difficulties. There may be medical costs incurred in addition to the funeral costs. Also, if the victim earned the primary income, the family may have difficulty paying the monthly bills in addition to the extra costs.
As devastating as losing a loved one in Florida can be, the family may be entitled to compensation for their loss. It will not bring the loved one back, but it will help with the financial aspects so the family can focus on the grieving process. If the accident was caused by another's negligence the family may be able to collect compensation from them. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation of losing a loved one and may be able to guide one through the process.
Source: ABC Local 10.com, "911 calls released in fatal wrong-way wreck on I-95" Amanda Batchelor, January 7, 2016