It goes without saying that the unexpected loss of a loved one in Florida can leave a family in agony. Not only are they left to deal with the emotional void the decedent leaves behind, but oftentimes they must also absorb the loss of whatever financial support the accident victim provided.
In many cases, only compensation resulting from legal action against the party responsible for their loved one’s death will help to offset that financial loss. In cases where one’s sudden death was due to an accident, most understand that the outcome was unintentional. That may not mean, however, that there was not an element of negligence involved.
Man killed in Lake County collision
According to the Graham Media Group, accident investigators are in the course of trying to determining if that indeed is what led to a fatal collision that recently occurred in Lake County. Reports state that a vehicle traveling south on Country Road 437 suddenly veered into the oncoming lane, striking another vehicle head-on. The driver of the approaching vehicle died in the collision; the condition of the driver that lost control of their car is unknown.
Fighting for compensation following a car accident
A quick glance away from the road to change the radio station or check on a passenger may hardly seem like negligence, yet such action can quickly turn a fast-moving vehicle into a lethal weapon. If and when such a circumstance delivers on its lethal potential, accident victims (and their families) may have cause to seek a liability claim. Successfully arguing such a claim, however, can often be challenging. Having experienced legal resources and assistance at one’s immediate disposal may greatly increase their odds of securing a favorable outcome.