Auto Accidents and Wrongful Death

 

 

If you have been injured in a car accident, or have lost someone because of a car accident, you can file a case of personal injury or a wrongful death claim, as the case may be.

Those who are involved in car accidents usually suffer serious injuries or death. Various types of car accident injuries include brain injury, injury to the spine, neck injuries, fractures and broken bones, head injuries, etc.

Such serious injuries can often leave the victims in severe pain and discomfort, not to mention making them disabled for life. Car accident injuries can also result in the loss of eyesight or hearing. Even if your car accident injuries are treated properly, you may still end up with some permanent disability or disfigurement.

 

Wrongful Death Claim

If you have lost a parent, spouse, or child to a car accident, you can file a wrongful death claim against the negligent parties. Most states limit the people who can bring a claim of wrongful death to those mentioned previously. In addition to the above, if you were financially dependant on someone, you can bring a claim of wrongful death if that person was killed in a car accident, even if you are not actually related to the deceased.

 

Here too, you need to establish that the death was caused due to the negligent actions of the defendant and happened because of the car accident. In a wrongful death claim, you are entitled to receive damages for the following:

 

  • Loss of companionship

  • Loss of sexual relationships

  • Actual financial losses, if the person killed was the provider of the household or you were dependant on them financially

  • Mental pain and suffering

If you think you have a valid personal injury or wrongful death claim arising from car accident injuries / death, we are ready to help.

 

Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney Michael E. Seelie, PA has represented people in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities of Orange Park, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Callahan, Palatka, Fernandina Beach, Gainesville, and Lake City in auto accident cases since 1978.