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Fatal Car Accident Lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Get justice for your loved one after a fatal crash in Palm Beach County

Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident is a tragedy that no family should ever have to endure. The sudden and unexpected loss of a family member leaves behind a void that can never be filled. In addition to the emotional devastation, families often face overwhelming practical challenges, including funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of income.

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, we understand the immense pain and grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident. Mr. Shomo and his compassionate legal team are here to provide support and guidance during this difficult time. As your attorney, Mr. Shomo will handle all aspects of your wrongful death claim with sensitivity and care, allowing you to focus on grieving and healing.

While no amount of compensation can ever fully compensate for the loss of a loved one, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help provide financial stability for surviving family members. Our law firm will fight tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and seek the justice and compensation your family deserves.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal car accident in Palm Beach County or anywhere in Florida, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm for help. We offer free consultations to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. You don’t have to face this difficult journey alone. Let us stand by your side and advocate for your family’s rights during this challenging time.

Most common fatal car accidents

Head-on collisions

Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide front-to-front. These accidents often happen on highways, rural roads, or undivided two-lane roads, especially during overtaking maneuvers or when one driver crosses the centerline. The impact of a head-on collision can be devastating, as the combined speed of both vehicles increases the force of impact. Occupants may suffer severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal organ damage, often resulting in fatalities.

T-bone accidents

T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions or broadside crashes, occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle, forming a “T” shape. These accidents frequently occur at intersections, where one driver fails to yield the right-of-way, runs a red light, or fails to stop at a stop sign. T-bone accidents are particularly dangerous due to the lack of structural protection on the sides of vehicles, leaving occupants vulnerable to direct impact. Injuries resulting from T-bone accidents can include fractures, internal injuries, spinal injuries, and head trauma, often leading to fatalities or permanent disabilities.

Common causes of fatal car accidents

Fatal car accidents are often the result of negligence, particularly the actions of other drivers on the road. Reckless driving behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, and aggressive maneuvers significantly increase the risk of a fatal collision. Additionally, distractions like texting or using a cellphone while driving can divert a driver’s attention from the road, leading to catastrophic consequences.

  • Reckless driving: This includes behaviors such as excessive speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and ignoring traffic signals or signs, which can lead to fatal collisions.
  • Mechanical failure: Malfunctioning brakes, worn tires, or other mechanical failures can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, resulting in fatal accidents.
  • Weather conditions: Wet roads from rain can reduce traction and increase stopping distances, leading to a higher risk of accidents. Poor visibility during heavy rain can also contribute to fatal collisions when drivers fail to adjust their speed and driving behavior accordingly.
  • Driving under the influence: Drunk driving is a leading cause of fatal crashes. Drunk drivers are likely to engage in extremely dangerous behaviors like driving on the wrong side of the road.

When can I file a lawsuit?

In Florida, the law allows certain family members or representatives to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal accident. This legal action seeks compensation for the damages resulting from the loss of a loved one due to another party’s negligence or misconduct.

It’s crucial to initiate the lawsuit as soon as possible after the fatal accident because of the statute of limitations, a legal deadline. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is typically two years from the date of the death. This means that if a lawsuit is not filed within two years of the fatal accident, the right to seek compensation may be lost forever. Therefore, it’s essential for eligible family members or representatives to consult with an attorney promptly to understand their legal rights and options following a fatal accident.

Who can file a lawsuit?

In Florida, specific individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one. These individuals include:

  • Surviving spouse, child, grandchild, or parents of the deceased individual
  • Other blood relatives
  • Adoptive siblings

Certain conditions may apply, that’s why it’s important to reach out to an experienced fatal car accident lawyer to discuss the details of your specific claim.

What compensation can be recovered?

After a fatal accident, families often face various financial challenges while coping with their loss. Seeking compensation through a wrongful death claim can help alleviate some of these burdens. You may be able to seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses during your loved one’s final period of injury or illness, and conscious pain and suffering during the same period.
  • Lost wages and lost future income.
  • Loss of companionship, care, and guidance.
  • Funeral and burial expenses.

No amount of money can bring your loved one back. But getting financial compensation can provide a degree of closure and help your family maintain its quality of life. It also sends a strong message that we don’t tolerate negligence here in Florida.

How can a fatal car accident lawyer help?

Mr. Shomo is an experienced fatal car accident lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens who can provide invaluable support by guiding you through the legal process with compassion and expertise. Our law firm can help you understand your legal rights, navigate complex legal procedures, and fight for justice on behalf of your loved one.

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., we work tirelessly to maximize the compensation available to you in hopes of easing the financial burden and allowing you to focus on healing and rebuilding your life. Contact us today to learn more about how a fatal car accident lawyer can help you find your way forward.

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