When is death from a car accident considered “wrongful”?
Sometimes people die in collisions due to an unavoidable accident; however, other car crashes are no accident at all. In fact, careless, negligent and reckless drivers get behind the wheel every day — putting innocent people’s lives in danger. When a driver is driving recklessly, intoxicated, impaired by drugs, fatigued, or distracted, the death of an occupant is considered wrongful.
When someone intentionally drives drunk and crashes into a car — killing an occupant — that driver can be held liable for the wrongful death. In the same manner, if a driver is driving distracted and unintentionally causes the death of someone else in a traffic accident, that person can also be held liable. In both cases, the drivers are guilty of negligence.
Many bereaved families need to file wrongful death lawsuits in order to seek justice and collect compensation for damages such as funeral expenses, medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
If you need help pursuing a wrongful death claim in Florida, please contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with a trusted Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorney in a free consultation today.