Currently, the United States’ pedestrian fatalities are at the highest level since 1988. Almost 7,000 pedestrians killed in 2019. This is a 5% increase from 2018. This trend started in 2009. Smartphones and increased levels of technological distraction are often to blame.
Wrongful Death Civil Charges
Wrongful death is a death caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another party. The estate or personal representative can file a suit. However, there is a two year time period to initiate the wrongful death claim. Legal action could help the surviving family recover from medical bills, current and future compensation losses, pain and suffering, loss of care, funeral expenses and more.
Then, if a person flees the scene of a fatal accident, the consequences are severe. In Florida, if a person flees, the state attorney could charge him or her with a first degree felony. Plus, there is a sentence of up to 30 years and a $10,000 fine. If a person has prior traffic-related convictions, police could hold the person into custody immediately.
If a vehicle or hit and run injured you, you may be eligible for monetary compensation for the cost of your medical treatments, pain and suffering, lost wages, resulting disabilities, and more. Florida law protects victims of car accidents and it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney who can help you select which legal remedy is the best option for you.
Many underestimate the cost of a car crash. Even a minor accident could bring large financial costs. An attorney can help ensure that you receive the compensation you need to financially heal from your accident.
It can be shocking after an accident to learn how expensive, time-consuming and frustrating the process can be. For many, pain does not present itself at the scene of the accident, however, the debilitating pain begins a day or two later. This can be difficult for many Americans who do not have health insurance or disability insurance. Therefore, it can be difficult to receive medical attention or income while out of work.
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our dedicated staff is skilled in complex litigations like vehicle accidents. Our consultations are free and without obligation. Let our two decades of experience get justice for you.