Fatalities Caused by Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents in Miami and South Florida often result in fatal injuries. Pedestrians have little or no chance against motorcycles, trucks, and cars. Unless a car is traveling very slowly, these types of traffic accidents in Miami and South Florida are likely to lead to catastrophic or fatal injuries. In many cases, a pedestrian is crushed by a larger vehicle or due to the height of a vehicle may suffer serious head injuries or injuries to abdomen. Unfortunately, these injuries often result in permanent injury or prove fatal. If you've lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you will of course be devastated. You will feel the loss for the rest of your life. In addition to the emotional upheaval, however, the loss may result in severe financial distress, especially is the lost loved one was an income earner in your family.
The Flaxman Law Group legal team has worked with thousands of personal injury victims and wrongful death claimants. You can always reach the legal team if you have questions about wrongful death laws in Florida or if you would like to know whether you have a claim.Seeking Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident in Miami or Your Community
Under Florida law, you may be able to seek a wrongful death claim after a pedestrian accident if you are an immediate family member of the deceased and if you have received some form of support from the person who has passed away. If you are the child dependent of a victim of a motorcycle accident, for example, or if you are his or her surviving spouse or other immediate family member supported by the victim, you may be able to seek compensation. This compensation can help pay for medical costs, final funeral expenses, lost income, loss of support, loss of benefits, and other expenses related to the fatality. You can also seek punitive damages in some cases as well as compensation for loss and suffering. While no amount of money will help bring a loved one back, seeking compensation can mean that liable parties are held accountable and in many cases as a result of legal action these parties may make changes that prevent further tragedies from occurring. Seeking compensation also ensures that you and your surviving family are protected from the financial loss of losing a loved one.Do You Have a Wrongful Death Claim in Miami or Another South Florida Community?
Of course, you may have life insurance and other forms of insurance to help pay for funeral expenses. However, the long-term effects of losing an income earner can be devastating. Seeking compensation can help you protect your family from financial grief as well as further upset. To find out more about your options and your rights under Florida law, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team today to arrange for a free, no obligation case evaluation. Our compassionate and caring legal team is sensitive to grief and highly trained in personal injury law in South Florida.