Did Negligence From A Sarasota Car Accident Cause Your Loved One To Pass Away?
Whether it happens within Florida, or in another state under the law, wrongful deaths are deaths that have been caused by negligence. What is negligence? Negligence is defined as a failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another. So, from that definition, it's easy to see how many different things can be considered negligent. When people are killed by negligence, their families often have the grounds to seek financial compensation for thier loss.
Obviously, no amount of money will ever be enough to make up for the passing. After all, our loved ones are priceless. However, there are various reasons to seek restitution. For instance, what if the person was the primary breadwinner for the family? Now, they'll have to deal with the lost income and get their lives turned upside-down. Hence, the financial reward can be perfect the perfect solution to keep a family afloat while they figure out their next move.
Or, what if the individual received medical care before dying? Many car crash victims succumb to their injuries after incidents in Florida hospitals. While there, they rack up hefty expenses for imaging, treatments, medications, and more. You could become the responsible party for these bills. Can you see the dollar signs adding up in your head? Therefore, this is just another way a family could find itself in a financial bind after a car crash claims the life of a loved one in Florida.
Don't Forget About The Funeral And Burial Or Cremation
Some people elect to cremate their family members, as per their wishes. Others go this route as it is often cheaper and all they can afford. But as you'll soon see, the price of a cremation quickly seems to be catching up with that of a burial. According to Tulip Cremation, the average cost of a traditional cremation and ceremony is $5,695. Meanwhile, the website shows that people should expect to pay $10,700 for a conventional burial with a ceremony.
Thus, regardless of what you select, you'll be looking at upwards of $5,000, easy. Lots of families across the country are facing financial challenges at the moment, and they have been for the past few years. The point is that not everyone has that kind of cash in the bank or anywhere else. That's another reason to seek compensation after negligence causes a wrongful death. Then, people can afford the final expenses of their loved ones.
Examples Of Negligence
Don't fret if you're on the fence about what negligence is. Instead, review these examples, and hopefully, you will then have a better understanding of where your claim stands. Driving under the influence is a form of negligence, which probably happens more often than you think and is responsible for many deaths across the United States each year. In fact, the NHTSA website reveals that 32 people die in drunk-driving crashes in the country annually. That equals one person every 45 minutes.
Distracted driving is another form of negligence. People get distracted while behind the wheel by cell phones, radios, passengers, and more. No matter what they're doing, with a stat like the next one, distracted driving is never acceptable. According to the CDC, distracted driving killed 3,100 people in the U.S. in 2019.
Some Final Thoughts
Would you like to see if your family has a legitimate wrongful death lawsuit in Florida? If that's the case, please, don't hesitate to contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh. Schedule a free evaluation with an attorney, and they'll be happy to help you determine how to proceed.