Losing a loved one in a sudden accident can lead to many hardships for family members. In some cases, the circumstances of the accident can make it seem even more harrowing to think about what a loved one went through. Often, surviving family members who lost a loved one in a fatal car accident can seek compensation for the emotional and financial turmoil that they face after such an incident.
The family of a 27-year-old man may be considering their options for pursuing restitution after a recent fatal incident in Florida. According to reports, the man was trying to cross a street at approximately 4 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. The report did not mention whether the man was in a crosswalk or whether outside factors, such as impairment, may have played a role.
Authorities were called to the scene, and when they arrived, two deputies drove over the body of the victim. It was unclear how this error occurred, but the report stated that the victim was already deceased before the officers got to the scene. The incident was still under investigation at the time of the report, and the driver was reportedly cooperating. It was not mentioned whether any charges were filed or pending.
Learning that their loved one was killed in a fatal car accident and of the grievous police error is undoubtedly devastating the man’s family. Now, they must contend with the repercussions of the incident, which can include funeral costs, lost income, emotional difficulties and more. If the driver is considered at fault for this Florida incident, the family of the victim may have reason to file a wrongful death claim in efforts to seek monetary recompense for allowable damages.