There are various actions that a family may wish to take after losing a loved one in a car crash. If they believe that filing a legal claim against the driver considered at fault for the serious accident could be right for their situation, they may wish to find out more information on their options. Gaining such knowledge may help them better handle the difficult circumstances they are likely to face.
One family may be looking into such options after a recent crash in Florida. Reports stated that a 69-year-old man was driving a van north at an intersection when a car traveling west did not stop at a stop sign. As a result, the car crashed into the van. The impact caused the van to be pushed into the southbound lanes where it was hit by a pickup truck.
The accident caused the driver of the van to suffer fatal injuries. He was transported from the scene to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The drivers of the other vehicles involved reportedly suffered only minor injuries. Authorities were continuing to investigate at the time of the accident.
Because such a sudden loss could lead to considerable impacts on the victim’s surviving family, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault for the serious accident. This type of claim could allow them to seek compensation for emotional and monetary damages resulting from the incident. Consulting with an experienced Florida attorney may help them learn more about this possible course of action.
Source: news4jax.com, “Fort White man killed in 3-vehicle crash“, Aug. 26, 2017
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