If a car accident results in an innocent individual losing his or her life, the family of the victim may wish to look into filing a wrongful death claim.
Vehicles present dangers even under the best of circumstances. However, when a driver is unable to control a vehicle due to intoxication or other factors, there is a considerable likelihood that individuals could be seriously hurt.
It was recently reported that a fatal incident took place in Florida. Reports indicated that a 24-year-old man was driving a pickup truck when he failed to remain on the road, and as a result, the truck crashed into a house. The driver was speeding at the time of the incident, and the collision sent the pickup through three rooms in the home. The driver failed a sobriety test that was administered after authorities arrived at the scene.
There was a 76-year-old woman in the home at the time of the crash, and she suffered fatal injuries. It was unclear where in the home was. The woman’s husband was not injured in the accident.
Due to the circumstances of the fatal crash, the woman’s husband may find that filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered to be at fault warranted. This type of civil claim could allow him to seek compensation for his loss and other damages resulting from the crash. Information on this type of lawsuit and how to go about filing a claim in Florida may help him to better understand his options.
Source: wtsp.com, “76-year-old woman dies when driver crashes into house“, Grady Trimble, Oct. 13, 2016