My Dad Died In A Bicycle Accident On His Way To Work. Can My Family Go After The Driver Who Was Involved In The Fatal Crash?
We are saddened to hear of your father’s passing, and wish you and your family all the best during this difficult time. More than likely, you should be able to file a lawsuit against the driver involved in a deadly crash.
If it is determined that the driver was negligent, distracted, reckless, impaired, speeding, or otherwise careless at the wheel, you and your family may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit to collect the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical costs
- Loss of care, support, parental guidance, protection, and companionship
- Lost income and future wages
- Loss of benefits (I.e., retirement plan, medical coverage etc.)
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages
Even if the driver wasn’t drunk or breaking the law, if the driver contributed to the fatal Florida bicycle accident, you are entitled to bring a lawsuit against that person in order to collect for damages. Although it may not be a wrongful death lawsuit, you should still be able to hold the person responsible for the death of your father.
The damages you may collect may be more if you are a dependent under the age of 25. To learn more about your rights to a financial recovery and how to hold the driver responsible, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-677-0155 for a complimentary consultation with a Florida bicycle accident attorney today.