My father was killed in a car accident where do I go from here? He was the passenger of the vehicle involved

My father was in a deadly
car crash he was the
passenger and the driver
was injured. Is my father
in titled to compensation

Asked on May 2, 2017 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

IF there was someone at fault in causing the accident--that is, driving carelessly or recklessly, whether that person was the driver of his car, or the driver of another vehicle which hit them--then his spouse (if he is married) or the personal representative (executor or administrator) of his estate can sue the at fault person for wrongful death. If that person has income or assets to pay a judgment against him or her, or has a meaningul amount of insurance, monetary compensation can be recovered. If you believe someone was at fault and want to explore this option, a good idea is to meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss the case; many such lawyers provide a free initial consultation to evaluate a case, and you can confirm this before you make the appointment.
If no one was at fault--e.g. it was just incredibly bad weather conditions; a tire blew out; someone had through no fault of their own a seizure, causing the accident; etc.--then there is no lawsuit; liability, or being financially liable for an accident, is based on being at fault. No fault, no liability.


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