Fatal Car Accidents
Was someone you love killed in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness? Our firm is here to help you and your family fight for justice and compensation after your loss.
Car accidents can be extremely dangerous and damaging, and sometimes the impact or other factors in the crash can cause fatal wounds. Thousands of people die in car crashes in the United States each year, and our firm understands the emotional and financial problems that often accompany such a loss.
If you lost someone you love, we want to help make the legal process as simple and effective as possible so that you can focus on grieving and healing.
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Why Choose Our Firm?
At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, we are passionate about fighting for the rights of the injured and their families. Losing a loved one his hard under any circumstances, but when you lose someone due to some form of negligence, it can be extremely difficult to cope with their death.
Our skilled car accident attorneys in Clearwater have ample experience working on personal injury and wrongful death cases and we know precisely how to help your family. Our attorneys are Board Certified Experts in Civil Trial Law, so you can be confident in our ability to represent you should your case go to trial.
Call our firm at 727-787-2500 to discuss your wrongful death case with our Clearwater lawyers.
Liability in Fatal Car Accidents
If your loved one died in a fatal car accident, it is crucial that you discover how the crash was caused and who was liable. Responsibility for the incident could lie on several people’s shoulders, and sometimes more than one person could be at fault for a single wreck.
If the accident was caused by a vehicle defect, the auto parts manufacturer or vehicle designer might be at fault for the accident and the loss of your loved one. If the crash was caused by a road hazard caused by poorly maintained roads, then the owner of the roads could be liable.
In most cases, the other driver involved in the crash is liable. Whether the driver was on his or her cell phone, intoxicated, or simply not paying attention, if they caused the crash, even unintentionally, they may be liable for the resulting damage and the loss of your loved one.
Understanding Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death claims can only be filed by close relatives or the spouse of the deceased. If someone dies, their spouse, children, parents, and siblings can file the wrongful death claim. However, in certain cases, the deceased individual’s wards or others who relied on that individual’s support and income might also be able to file a claim.
Emotionally, the loss of a loved one can be hard to deal with. For domestic partners or spouses of the individual, they must deal with the loss of companionship, while children lose the support and guidance of a parent. As difficult as the emotional loss may be, the death of a loved one can also cause a significant financial burden.
After a fatal accident, families must consider funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and any medical bills left from their treatment. If the deceased individual was the breadwinner in the household, the family must also deal with the loss of that individual’s income.
Let Our Car Crash Lawyers in Clearwater Help You
If you lost someone you loved in a fatal car accident, our firm wants to help. We have won more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and we are passionate about fighting for the rights of car accident victims in Florida. When you work with us, you won’t pay a dime unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Contact Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers to talk to our Clearwater personal injury attorneys. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! If you’re ready to explore your legal options, call our car accident attorneys in Tampa, New Port Richey, and Clearwater for a free case review today.