Being on the road in Florida can be dangerous especially if there is inclement weather. While there is a certain amount of risk at all times for a multitude of reasons, a significant amount of rain can exacerbate the danger to any and all people on the road regardless of how experienced and safe they are when driving. A fatal car accident can occur at any time and lead to the loss of companionship for family members as well as emotional and personal upheaval. Knowing how to pursue compensation through a wrongful death legal case is imperative after a fatal car crash.
A wet road is believed to have caused a 30-year-old woman's pickup truck to hydroplane and cross the center line of the road. When this happened, the woman attempted to steer her vehicle onto the shoulder. Instead, she crashed into a Volkswagen Passat that was being driven by a 29-year-old woman. The driver of the Passat was killed along with three of her passengers. Included among the victims were two 24-year-olds and an 18-year-old. The driver of the pickup also died. A 6-year-old passenger in the pickup survived and was left hospitalized in critical condition.
With a fatal car crash, there are many issues that will immediately come to the forefront. It can be difficult for a family to deal with the loss of companionship that results from an unexpected death. Other issues are also to be considered. Perhaps the person, or persons, who died were major contributors to the household finances. There might have been people who were cared for by a parent, a sibling or an aunt or uncle. The decedents could have had young children. These factors must be taken into account after an accident claims the life of a loved one or loved ones.
In this incident, the wet road appears to have played a role in what happened. Those who suffered a loss as a result of a fatal car crash should keep their options open to consider a legal filing. Pursing compensation may be beneficial for the survivors.
Source: WTSP, "Boy, 6, sole survivor of crash that killed 5," Aug. 10, 2015