Wrongful Death Claims After a Florida Car Accident
More than 2,500 people die each year in traffic accidents in Florida, and many of these accidents are preventable fatalities caused by a careless driver, a fatigued driver or a drunk driver. When a person dies in a car accident or truck crash through the fault or carelessness of another, the accident victim’s family may file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for the loss of their loved one. No amount of compensation will replace your lost loved one, but a full settlement may give your family some financial security and closure after a traumatic loss. If you or a member of your family has suffered a devastating loss in a car accident, you need some answers so your family can move forward.
Turn to a compassionate Florida car accident attorney who understands the difficult ordeal you are going through. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience helping bereaved families with wrongful death claims. I take pride in leading a team of lawyers, paralegals and staff who are committed to providing caring, one-on-one service to clients across South Florida. We will evaluate your case free of charge and discuss with you your legal rights. The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, represents victims of fatal car accidents and their families in wrongful death claims across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a knowledgeable Florida wrongful death attorney, or fill out our online contact form.
A Compassionate Attorney During a Difficult Time
The loss of a loved one is a life-changing experience. If your loss occurred in a preventable car accident, it makes your loved one’s death all the more painful and senseless. You understand that a lawsuit won’t bring back your lost loved one, but you also feel like your loved one shouldn’t die in vain and that something should be done. You need a caring lawyer to explain your legal rights and offer guidance about what a wrongful death lawsuit involves.
A wrongful death, as defined by Florida law, occurs when a person is killed through the fault or misconduct of another person. Florida law gives legal rights to those harmed through the fault of others to seek compensation for their losses, including the loss of an immediate family member in a car, truck or motorcycle accident. The immediate family of the accident victim may file a wrongful death claim against the driver who caused the crash or against another potentially responsible party.
Under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, a family has two years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim. It’s important to talk to an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon after an accident as possible if you suspect that your loved one’s death was caused by the carelessness or negligence of another. The sooner a wrongful death attorney starts investigating your case, the more likely it is that he can preserve valuable evidence that will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Treasure Coast Wrongful Death Attorney
After a difficult loss, rely on proven experience. I am Philip DeBerard, and I have more than three decades of experience handling wrongful death claims and helping families after deadly car accidents in South Florida. If you have lost a loved one in a car crash, some compassionate guidance will help you and your family make informed decisions about your future. I will evaluate your case free of charge and explain your legal options.
I have the legal experience to counsel you after a difficult loss. My legal skill has received the highest AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized national legal directory.
Over the years, I’ve helped numerous families cope with difficult losses. My expertise as a civil trial lawyer anchors a caring team of personal injury lawyers, paralegals and staff who have worked together more than a decade. Choosing the right Florida legal advocate after a difficult loss does make a difference.
Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a caring Florida wrongful death lawyer, or fill out our online contact form.