Helping family members of loved ones who perish in car accidents across Florida, including those in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, Naples, the Palm Beaches and the Florida KeysFlorida Car Accident Wrongful Death Attorneys
Annually there are almost 6,000,000 car and truck accidents, resulting in over 40,000 families who must needless suffer the wrongful death of a loved one. Incredibly, about 100 people die every day, or about every 14 minutes, in motor vehicle accidents across America. Each year Miami car accident injury attorney Joseph Lipsky is called upon to help families faced with the unexpected loss of a loved one due to a motor vehicle accident related death. These cases, and helping families try to pick up the pieces of their lives, are most challenging cases he undertakes. Over the past twenty-five years, Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer Joseph Lipsky has helped too many families who are confronted with the death of a loved one, collect tens of millions of dollars in compensation from deadly accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
Though driving or riding in a car is dangerous, studies reveal the increased use of seatbelts saved over 13,000 lives last year alone. Studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration predict that if everyone in a car wore seatbelts, another 4,000 people would be saved each year. Vehicle occupants who did not use a seatbelt accounted for over one-third of car and light-truck wrongful deaths. Seatbelt use also significantly reduces the risk of being ejected from a vehicle, from thirty to one percent. These numbers show what should be considered as common sense, seatbelts save lives.
Not surprisingly, alcohol also plays a prominent role in Miami wrongful death car accidents. Annually there are over 11,000 alcohol related car accident deaths across America. Considering over 1.4 million drivers are arrested each year for driving under the influence, which correlates to nearly one out of every 144 motorists, alcohol use remains an ongoing danger in Fort Lauderdale car accidents.
Joseph Lipsky helps families navigate the requirements and hurdles which Florida Law places in front of surviving family members of loved ones lost in car accidents, including who qualifies as a "survivor" and may bring a Florida wrongful death claim against the person or business, which negligently caused a Palm Beach car accident wrongful death. After the tragedy of a deadly car accident, thoughts of pursuing a case and taking legal action are the last thing a grieving family has on their minds. However, speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky shortly after a deadly Florida Keys car accident is necessary to make sure all a proper investigation begins and evidence is maintained, so that future claims are not diminished or lost.
Florida statute, section 768.21, known as the Wrongful Death Act, governs all accidental death cases. That statute enumerates the rights of the surviving family members of deadly accidents. Each type of survivor’ damages, whether for a spouse, child or parent, is specifically stated within the statute:
- Each survivor may recover loss of support
- Surviving spouse may recover for loss of companionship and protection and for mental pain and suffering
- Minor children can collect for loss of parental companionship and guidance, and for mental pain and suffering
- Parents of a deceased minor child may recover for mental pain and suffering
- The person who paid for medical or funeral expenses may also recover those expenses
With over 25 years of experience in helping the surviving families who’ve lost a loved one in a Miami car accident caused by someone or a businesses’ negligence, Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer Joseph Lipsky is well versed in the intricacies of Florida Law and how to best assist families in need of help.
If you or a family member has unfortunately suffered the wrongful death of a loved one due in any type of accident, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. We urge you to contact Florida personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky, either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights. We are here to listen and help.