After any type of fatal accident, families are left grieving and adjusting to life without their loved one. Sometimes, another person’s negligence caused that accident and changes the lives of the surviving family members forever. Surviving family members must adjust to life without the companionship, advice, love, income, and household help their loved one provided.
How Wrongful Death Accidents Occur
A wrongful death accident occurs any time a person or company owes someone else a duty of care, fails to exercise reasonable care, and causes a death. Some common situations that lead to wrongful death accident in Florida often include:
Each year, thousands of people die in Florida motor vehicle accidents. The majority of these accidents occur in passenger cars, vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Fatal car accidents happen for many reasons, including drunk driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, aggressive driving, and other forms of negligence.
Trucks can be dangerous for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others. Large trucks often have significant blind spots and can be difficult to stop quickly. Heavy trucks may be imbalanced and cause severe injuries in a collision. Truck driver fatigue, distraction, and inexperience may all cause fatal truck accidents. Truck accident cases are often complicated and may have more than one defendant, depending on the unique circumstances of the crash.
Florida weather allows motorcyclists to enjoy motorcycle riding year-round. However, a motorcycle ride can end tragically, even in good weather. Another driver’s negligence can cause a collision or cause a motorcyclist to lose control of the bike. Motorcycles don’t have the protective metal, seatbelts, airbags, and other safety features that cars and trucks do, and motorcycle riders may be killed. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, more than 500 motorcyclists died on Florida roads each year.
Florida often has many boating-related fatalities. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee, Florida had the most boating fatalities in the nation in 2018, with 54 deaths that year. Texas had the second-highest total of boating fatalities, with 35 deaths reported.
The most common reasons for Florida boating accident fatalities include alcohol use, inattention, failure to keep a proper lookout, machinery failure, operator inexperience, and speeding.
ATV riding is popular in Florida. There are many beautiful beaches and trails for native Floridians and visitors to enjoy. However, there are also risks. A negligent ATV rental company, a negligent ATV operator, a defective ATV part, or a dangerous trail can lead to a fatal crash.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Often, slip and fall accidents cause painful but non-fatal injuries such as broken bones. However, sometimes traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries occur. These injuries can be fatal, and survivors may have a wrongful death case if someone else’s negligence caused the fall injury.
Call a Wrongful Death Attorney to Protect Your Family’s Rights
A thorough investigation is critical after any form of fatal accident. Attorney Coy H. Browning used to work as a Florida State Trooper, and he knows what evidence to gather and what questions to ask.
The Browning Law Firm will work tirelessly to help your family recover damages. We know that no amount of money will ever replace your loved one. However, we will do everything possible to make sure that you don’t suffer financial stress on top of your emotional loss.
To learn more, call us, or contact us through this website, so we can evaluate your potential wrongful death claim and advise you of your legal options.