Far too many families have experienced the loss of a loved one on the roads that crisscross the country, including many here in Florida. Not only will they never see their lost loved ones again, but they often incur expenses and other damages associated with these fatal motor vehicle accidents that can have an adverse economic effect that could last for a significant time. If negligence is established, victims' families have the right to seek restitution for their actual and other damages through the filing of a wrongful death claim in a Florida civil court.
Here in Florida and throughout the country, stop signs and traffic lights are designed to regulate the flow of traffic through an intersection. When drivers fail to obey them, motor vehicle accidents can happen. In some cases, those crashes leave the occupants of the vehicles involved seriously or fatally injured.
Cars are an integral part of our daily lives. We use them to get to work, take our kids to school and pick up groceries. Without some form of transportation our lives would be very different.
Even though driving students are taught how to handle a passenger car, there is often no substitute for experience when it comes to regaining control of it when something goes wrong. Fortunately, most drivers are rarely -- if ever -- put into a situation where they have to do so. However, this could explain the fact that many drivers overcorrect and cause numerous motor vehicle accidents here in Florida and elsewhere.
When involved in a collision, many people claim that they simply did not see the victim's vehicle -- especially when the other vehicle is a motorcycle. Any number of reasons such as distracted driving can cause a driver to become inattentive and make a crucial error while driving. Sadly, a large number of motor vehicle accidents that occur here in Florida and elsewhere are blamed on inattentive drivers.
Most Florida residents who work do so in order to provide for their families. If they should die due to on-the-job accidents, their families may be left without sources of income and incur significant expenses associated with their losses. Florida's workers' compensation system could provide death benefits to these families to help with the financial impact of the losses of their loved ones.