Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
Attorneys representing the families and victims of fatal car accidents in Florida, New York, Washington DC, and Massachusetts, even if you live out of state with a loved one who died in FL, NY, DC, or MA. Call us at (800) 337-7755 for a free wrongful death attorney consultation, or submit your accidental death case information online.
Our Florida Accident Attorneys handle fatal car accident cases throughout the state of Florida. The unexpected passing of a loved one is hard enough to cope through. When it is at the fault of another, it can be debilitating. Hiring an experienced Car Accident Attorney is essential in recovering the damages you are entitled to. Bringing back a loved one is not possible, but with our Florida Wrongful Death Attorneys, you may be able to find justice.
According to the United State Census and the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle Safety, from the years 1990 through 2010, there have been over 2,400 fatalities per year as a result of automobile accidents. When an automobile accident results in fatalities, Florida’s Wrongful Death Act will apply and the help of an Accident Attorney is essential.
Intent of the Florida Wrongful Death Law
It is the intent of Florida law to place the burden of the losses from the surviving family members, to the wrongdoer and those parties that are responsible for the loss. This means that Florida law allows the victims family members and survivors to pursue claims to recover damages, lost earnings, funeral expenses, as well as other monetary rewards from the responsible party. When a loved one passes as a result of the negligence of another, Florida law gives what is called the `Right of Action’, to bring a claim against the parties responsible for the death of their loved one.
Who is a `survivor'?
In Florida, a survivor is any spouse, child, or parent of the victim. Survivors can also include any blood relatives or adoptive brothers or sisters of the victim that were partially or wholly dependent upon the victim at the time of passing.
Who can pursue a claim after a fatal car accident?
After losing a loved one, our Florida Fatal Crash Attorney’s will help establish the personal representative to pursue the claim for recovery against the responsible parties. The personal representative will be in charge of the estate and will bring the claim on behalf of the survivors and the estate.We can also assist in setting up the estate so you don't have to worry about setting up the wrongful death claim in Florida.
Damages and recovery
We understand that there is no price to be paid that can bring back a loved one, however there are ways to recover something to help cope with the financial burden of a loss. Each survivor may have the right to recover damages.
Loss of support
As a survivor, your loved one may have supported you financially. Whether the support was partial or whole, you have the right to recover the amount that person would have contributed to you from the date of injury to the date of death. This dollar amount is calculated using the life expectancy, earnings, potential earnings, and expected support your loved one may have contributed to the life of each survivor.
Loss of companionship and protection
As a surviving spouse or child you have the right to recover damages for the loss of companionship and protection you suffer as a result of this tragic event.
Mental pain and suffering
The surviving spouse and minor children are also able to recover damages for the mental pain and suffering of losing a loved one.
Loss of a child
If a minor child has passed in a fatal car accident, the surviving parents have the right to recover damages for the mental anguish and pain and suffering this tragic event has caused.
Medical and funeral expenses
The survivor who has covered the costs of the funeral and burial expenses has the right to recover these costs.
Who to turn to?
After a traumatic loss, there is a lot to consider. Figuring out what to do next can feel impossible. Here at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we have the experienced Fatal Accident Attorneys in Florida necessary to purse the claim against the responsible party on your behalf. We have handled automobile accidents in Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, Weston, Largo, I4, I75, I95, Sawgrass Expressway, Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, Sarasota, Key West and throughout all of Florida.
Our staff is prepared and trained to help you deal with this in a compassionate and diligent way. Jason Turchin is a Super Lawyer Rising Star who has handled more than 100 wrongful death cases.
We offer a FREE CONSULTATION and handle ALL fatal car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means there no fee if there is no recovery. Call us at (800) 337-7755 for a free consultation today. We are on call and open late for evening, weekend and holiday consultations as well.
Out of state? No problem.
Florida wrongful death attorney Jason Turchin has represented many families who lost a loved one in Florida, but live out of state. In many cases, you will not even have to come back to Florida to pursue the case. We can often handle the entire case with you by phone, mail and email.
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