Fatal / Deadly Car Accident
A simple drive down the street OR a longer drive down an expressway can end horribly in the form of a fatal or deadly car accident. Florida law clearly designates a motor vehicle as a "dangerous instrumentality". On a daily basis, drivers, passengers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians are injured as a result of a car accident. Tragically, many injury victims die as a result of the negligence, carelessness, and fault of other drivers. There are a number of ways in which a car accident can take place. When a person dies as a result of an automobile accident, there is a loss and ripple effect though the family, neighborhood, and community. In the State of Florida, Chapter 768, Florida contains the Florida Wrongful Death Act. It proscribes the manner and method in which a wrongful death case can be brought to pursue compensation and damages in the State of Florida. There are many twists and turns in the handling and pursuit of a wrongful death case. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, attorney David Wolf handles fatal car accident cases and other personal injury cases throughout the State of Florida.
Even when a person dies as a result of a fatal accident, the insurance companies will still try to attempt to avoid liability or responsibility for payment of compensation to the surviving family members. Often, the insurance coverage is quite limited and the available insurance proceeds are truly insufficient to compensate the surviving family members. When handling a wrongful death case, it is important to identify all potential liable drivers, vehicle owners, businesses, and government entities. It is also important to identify all available sources of compensation including the coverage for the at-fautl driver and owner and the coverages (if any) for Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist benefits.
When there is a fatality that results from a Florida car accident, there is a death or homicide investigation completed by the Florida Highway Patrol and / or local law enforcement. The report contains detailed information as to the details of the crash including measurements, points of impact, estimated speeds, and fault or liability for the crash. It should be noted that the results or findings of the traffic report are not binding on the pursuit of the civil case. A family can retain its own attorney and accident reconstruction expert to pursue the case or claim for wrongful death. David Wolf is an attorney, author, and advocate. He is the author of 10 books that focus on personal injury including the book titled - When a Parent's World Goes from Full to Empty - The Wrongful Death of a Child - What You Need to Know About The Florida Wrongful Death Act - can get this book for free by visiting the Contact Us page of this website and completing the form.
David Wolf has over 26 years of experience representing injury victims and their families in the aftermath of a car accident. He is an AV Rated Preeminent Attorney according to the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory which has been the premier legal directory since the 1800s. David Wolf takes pride in his rating and his practice which only represents individuals rather than insurance companies following a car accident. Contact lawyer David Wolf for a Free Consultation He is available days, nights, weekends, and holidays to his clients and prospective clients. Contact David Wolf and see what it is like to have an experienced and accessible attorney to handle your case. Get D Wolf On Your Side - At Your Side.