Unfortunately, many trucking accidents result not only in serious personal injuries, such as spinal cord injuries or head trauma, but also tend to result in fatalities. Due to the size and weight of most commercial trucks, they can easily crush passenger cars or pedestrians. Many people simply do not survive a truck accident.
If you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, in addition to the tremendous sense of loss, you may face financial hardship. If the lost loved one contributed to your family income, you may find yourself suddenly with a much diminished income while also facing memorial expenses and final illness and medical costs. The loss of your loved one is devastating, and in addition you will lose many years of an additional income. You may be too grieved to return to work immediately yourself.
If a trucking accident has been caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer, you may decide to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death case seeks to recover some of the financial damages caused by the loss of your loved one. While it cannot erase the pain, it does allow you to access the financial resources you may be entitled to under the law. This financial help can at least ensure that you can meet your financial obligations while you attempt to recover your life.
A wrongful death suit often also highlights the negligence that has caused a trucking accident. Most attorneys investigate the causes of a trucking accident very closely, so that the trucking company and the insurance provider become very aware of the conditions that permitted an accident to occur. In this way, wrongful death cases often bring about changes which help prevent future trucking accidents.
The decision to launch a wrongful death suit is usually very difficult. The decision must be made at a very difficult time, when you are still grieving. For this reason, choosing a good Florida personal attorney is essential. A good personal injury attorney will be compassionate and sensitive to your needs and will pursue your case for you, so that you can focus on recovery.