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Can I File a Claim if I Lost a Loved One in a Truck Crash?

Truck accidents can be devastating events that lead to catastrophic injuries. In the worst cases, a truck accident results in one or more fatalities. When someone passes away in an accident, they can no longer bring a legal claim against the liable party. However, certain family members can file a claim to seek compensation for wrongful death.

If your loved one died in a truck crash and someone else was to blame, you deserve compensation and justice for your tragic loss. Speak with a wrongful death attorney about a fatal truck accident that affected your family in Florida.

Causes of Truck Accident Fatalities

Truck accident fatalities can result from various causes, often a combination of factors that lead to tragic outcomes on the roads. Some common causes include:

Truck drivers, trucking companies, and other parties might be liable for the untimely death of your loved one. Our attorneys can assess what happened and advise you of your best options.

Who Can File a Florida Wrongful Death Claim?

In Florida, a wrongful death claim can be filed by specific people who are closely related to the deceased. Florida Statutes section 768.21 outlines the hierarchy of those eligible to bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit:

Florida law does not allow siblings or non-dependent adults to file a wrongful death claim. Additionally, the personal representative of the deceased's estate is responsible for bringing the lawsuit on behalf of the eligible parties.

Let a Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer Help You

If you lost your spouse, child, or parent in a truck accident, or you are the personal representative of an estate, reach out to Tragos, Sartes & Tragos immediately. Contact us to learn more about your rights and the wrongful death process.