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Reasons To Hire An Attorney After A Car Crash Results In Wrongful Death

Reasons To Hire An Attorney After A Car Crash Results In Wrongful DeathMany different types of unfortunate events can lead to wrongful death. One example is workers getting exposed to harmful chemicals or hazardous conditions while on the job. Sometimes, employers knowingly put their agents in harm's way. Then again, on other occasions, they may do so by mistake. In either case, that does not justify a human dying on their watch.

Another issue that can cause loss of life is a manufactured product, which is defective or faulty. For instance, hoverboards were all the rage just a few years back. However, a lot of the devices wound up having battery packs that exploded. In turn, the risk of death increased, whether a person was on the unit at the time or not. After all, if the scooter was inside an individual's house during the event, a fire could have broken out, leaving him or her susceptible to smoke inhalation and flames.

There is also the possibility of wrongful death when guns are improperly handled. These unfortunate accidents can happen to adults and children alike. When one of the weapons is left loaded in an accessible location, anybody can get their hands on it. As such, the trigger could become pulled, resulting in a disastrous situation.

Car Crashes Are A Leading Cause Of Wrongful Death In The U.S.

Auto accidents can involve cars, trucks, SUVs, big-rigs, and more. They are often single-vehicle events or multiple car pile-ups. Some participants sustain damages such as broken bones, lacerations, and brain injuries. Regrettably, others perish because of the collisions. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute, there were 34,247 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2017. Those incidents led to 37,133 deaths occurring.

Problems Families Face After Wrongful Death

When a person dies in such a tragedy, their loved ones regularly experience emotional grief and loss of companionship. The individual's spouse also has to take on the brunt of household tasks. Also, it is not uncommon for the deceased's family to run into financial hardships afterward. Why? Well, not every person in the world has a life insurance policy, particularly if they are not above a certain age.

Therefore, there is no beneficiary receiving a check to cover funeral or medical costs. Plus, many people live from paycheck to paycheck, which means a lot of folks don't have a cushy nest egg to fall back on. In other words, loved ones typically borrow money or take out loans to cover the expenses. Thankfully, the legal system can prove to be the ideal solution for helping family members avoid these and other financial hardships.

Be Sure To File The Claim Within 2-Years

In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death suit is two years. If a person does not do so within this time frame, he or she loses their ability to utilize this option for forever. So, if a loved one passed away due to another person's negligence or carelessness, contact our office to discover where your claim stands. The initial case review is free, and clients only pay when compensation is recovered. We service areas throughout Southwest Florida, such as...

• Englewood, North Port, Arcadia
• Fort Myers, Venice, Sarasota
• Port Charlotte And Punta Gorda

The team has over 30-years of experience to offer, and the means to take claims the distance, all the way to trial when necessary. Don't feel as if you are stuck between a rock and a hard place because of the loss. Instead, let us fight on your behalf to get the settlement that you deserve.