When Accidents Result in Wrongful Death

The most horrifying type of accident—and the outcome we all dread—is one that results in loss of life. If someone you care about dies because of the aggressive or negligent behavior of another, there is little anyone can do to ease your pain. However, an experienced, sympathetic lawyer can help families get through this difficult time without also having to worry about funeral expenses, loss of income, and other financial concerns.

Reckless or negligent behavior puts lives at risk

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performed a study that revealed speeding as the most common cause of fatal accidents. However, many other aggressive and risky behaviors can result in an innocent person losing his or her life in a crash, including:

  • Road rage—screaming, cursing or gesturing wildly
  • Tailgating
  • Swerving between lanes
  • Ignoring or deliberately disobeying traffic signals and signs
  • Blocking other drivers from passing
  • Driving in the shoulder
  • Refusing to yield the right of way
  • Distracted driving, such as talking on a cell phone or texting
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics

In addition to negligent drivers, other parties whose actions may contribute to or directly cause a death include the following:

  • Emergency and hospital personnel
  • Motor vehicle manufacturers
  • Federal, state, or local bodies governing roadway maintenance

What happens when a death is deemed wrongful?

Of course any loss of life in an accident is wrong. However, applying the term wrongful death has a specific legal purpose: it enables an attorney to pursue financial compensation on your behalf against those responsible for the accident that led to the loss of your loved one. Your Tampa accident lawyer can file a lawsuit for wrongful death regardless of whether or not the responsible are found criminally liable for the accident.

An experienced lawyer can help

While the death of any family member is devastating, it is worse knowing that the accident that cost you their companionship, support and guidance could have been avoided. Medical costs, funeral expenses and lost wages can drain grieving families, but Tampa wrongful death attorney Wendy Doyle can help reduce this burden. Call the Law Office of Wendy Doyle, PA at 1-727-824-5727 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation, where the first half hour is free. We serve clients in Clearwater, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, and throughout Florida.The most horrifying type of accident—and the outcome we all dread—is one that results in loss of life. If someone you care about dies because of the aggressive or negligent behavior of another, there is little anyone can do to ease your pain. However, an experienced, sympathetic lawyer can help families get through this difficult time without also having to worry about funeral expenses, loss of income, and other financial concerns.

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Ms. Wendy R. Doyle

Licensed since 2004

Member at firm Wendy Doyle P.A.

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