It might the last thing accident victims and their family members want to hear after an auto accident, but a wrongful death suit or personal injury one can provide financial compensation that can cover medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and wages lost due to the victim’s inability to work or death. It won’t bring the victim back or remove the trauma of their injuries, but it will allow families to move on.
These might be the thoughts going through the minds of family members of a retired firefighter who died in a fatal crash in Florida recently. According to police reports, the 59-year-old had stopped to help other vehicles that had been involved in a crash when another vehicle crashed into the area and the whole scene erupted into flames.
Police claim that a driver had been reported to them for randomly stopping and slow driving and it was this driver who had stopped on the side of the highway in the early morning hours. Another vehicle did not see it halted and hit it from behind. The retired firefighter pulled over to help when yet another vehicle slammed into the area and one of the cars caught fire. The initial driver, the one who had stopped on the side of the highway, may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.
An accident caused by someone else’s negligence can be frustrating, especially if it could have been avoided had the driver been behaving responsibly. One way to get closure is to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit and an experienced attorney can provide advice on how to proceed on one when the crash is caused by a number of factors.