Sustaining a Florida injury can have a devastating impact on a person's life. The impact can be far greater if the accident led to a fatality. Unfortunately, this has happened to far too many Florida residents, who have lost a loved one from fatal workplace accidents, fatal car crashes and medical errors. But, the truly sad fact is that most fatalities from these kinds of accidents may have been caused by the negligence of another party.
The term "negligence" plays a significant part in wrongful death cases. If the case in question deals with a fatal workplace accident, a deadly motor-vehicle crash or a fatal medical error, determining whether negligence is involved is important for the family who has lost their loved one. This is because the victim's family usually focuses on their emotional distress and loss without considering the case's legal aspects.
Fortunately, our Tampa-based personal injury law firm can help explain to the victim's family what the law says about their given situation. In cases of fatal accidents, the party proven to be negligent would be legally responsible for any damages, injuries and deaths, under Florida's wrongful death law. For example, if a truck driver dozes off while operating a commercial truck, and he causes a fatal truck accident, the truck driver can be considered negligent, provided that the investigation and evidence support that claim. Under these circumstances, we can provide families with the necessary information and help them determine that negligence actually contributed to the fatality.
Our firm has extensive knowledge of different elements concerning negligence, and we can use our expertise to protect our clients' rights and interests. Our commitment helps families obtain the most favorable outcome, particularly compensation that can help them pay for medical costs, the loss of financial earnings and even their emotional distress.