The worst case scenario for any accident is that a person may lose his or her life. This heart-wrenching consequence is one that occurs all too often, leaving loved ones with questions that may not have good answers. Loved ones of a lost family member are still mourning after an October 2015 accident that involved a collision between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. The details of the accident are not entirely clear, but the estate of a deceased man has filed a lawsuit alleging negligence and wrongful death, seeking to hold both the trucking company and the truck driver responsible for the untimely death.
At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our truck accident lawyers have extensive experience handling wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits relating to injuries suffered as a result of trucking accidents. We know all too well just how devastating it can be to face and overcome debilitating injuries. Injured victims do have options available, and by speaking with one of our attorneys, injured individuals have a better understanding of their situation and whether or not their injuries are the fault of someone else.What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death claim in any state is essentially a personal injury claim in that the injury is the death. As such, anyone bringing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate or survivors of a lost loved one is alleging the same types of claims that a surviving injured individual may claim in a personal injury lawsuit. However, wrongful death cases can become very tricky as there are much stricter rules under Florida law that may be different from other states.
There are also limitations on how much can be recovered, as well as the time limitations on how long someone has to file a claim. Because a wrongful death claim presents its own set of rules separate and apart from a common personal injury claim, it is imperative that anyone considering a wrongful death lawsuit speak with a Miami Trucking Accident Attorney right away.
When a loved one is lost to a fatal trucking accident, it is understandable that grieving family members may seek to hold the responsible party accountable for causing the accident that resulted in death. The family members of the deceased Illinois man believe both the trucking company and the truck driver involved in this accident are should be held responsible. Whether or not the trucking company and/or the truck driver were at fault is something to be proven going forward with the assistance of a qualified trucking accident attorney. At this time, the wrongful death lawsuit is in its early stages, and only a complaint has been filed alleging the acts of negligence and wrongdoing.
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If you have been injured as a result of a trucking accident, you already know just how life-altering your injuries can be. You may no longer be able to work, and may have to deal with permanent injuries for the rest of your life. To determine what your options are for moving forward, speaking with a qualified Miami Trucking Accident Attorney is a good first step to putting the pieces back together. At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, we have more than 130 years of combined experience helping injured victims like you. Our South Florida Trucking Accident Attorneys continue to provide superior legal representation to their clients, helping them overcome a very difficult situation. If you would like to discuss your situation with one of our highly skilled South Florida Trucking Accident Attorneys, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 to schedule your free consultation. You may also contact us online by visiting our website.