Get Help from an Experienced Fort Lauderdale Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal collision, you are going to need help to pick up the pieces. Nothing about your situation is easy, and, unfortunately, this may be the case for a while. Learning to cope with a loved one’s death takes time, and a Fort Lauderdale fatal car accident attorney will need some time to pursue your family’s wrongful death claim as well.
But, with help, you can move on, and lawyers can help families obtain favorable out-of-court settlements in many cases. So, while you need to be prepared for what lies ahead, it is also important to understand that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
We Represent Families That Deserve Justice and Compensation
Fatal car accidents can result from a variety of causes. While the vast majority of car accidents are not fatal (well under one percent of car accidents result in death), the reality is that there is often a fine line between a life-changing and a life-threatening injury. According to statistics from the Insurance Information Institute (III), the most common causes of fatal car accidents include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Drifting out of the driver’s lane
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Distracted driving (including handheld and hands-free phone use)
- Carelessness behind the wheel
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Overcorrecting or oversteering
- Driving on the wrong side of the road or going the wrong way on a one-way street
- Driving while fatigued, drowsy, or ill
We help families in Fort Lauderdale recover compensation for fatal car accidents from all causes. Regardless of what happened, we can use our experience to identify and pursue all available claims on your family’s behalf. While this may involve filing one or more auto insurance claims, it could potentially involve filing a claim against a vehicle manufacturer, repair shop, bar or restaurant (in drunk driving cases), or government agency as well.
Understanding the Impact of the Other Driver’s Criminal Trial
In many cases, fatal car accidents will lead to criminal trials. If a negligent driver caused your loved one’s death, the driver could potentially face several charges under Florida law. However, while a criminal conviction could mean a substantial prison term, it will not result in just compensation to your family.
To seek compensation, eligible family members must file a wrongful death claim in civil court with the help of a Fort Lauderdale fatal car accident attorney. If the other driver gets convicted, this could help prove your family’s claim; however, a criminal conviction is not necessary for your family to obtain a civil recovery.
Speak with Fort Lauderdale Fatal Car Accident Attorney Joseph Maus for Free
Did you lose a loved one in a wreck? If so, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with attorney Joseph Maus, please call 855-999-5297 or tell us how to reach you online today.