Fatal car crash claims the life of 5-year-old child

On behalf of Eisenmenger, Robinson & Peters, P.A. posted in Wrongful Death on Thursday, November 06, 2014.

For people in Brevard and throughout the state, there are always dangers when heading out on the road as a driver, passenger, bicyclist or pedestrian. Although it’s difficult to think about, a fatal accident can occur at any time. Since the loss of a loved one is a difficult — almost impossible — situation to deal with, there are times when personal injury litigation is the only option to try and achieve some semblance of justice through compensation.

A family was recently involved in a terrible accident when the vehicle they were riding in was rear-ended and a 5-year-old child was killed. The bucket truck for an electric company was being driven by a 59-year-old man when it failed to stop at an intersection and hit the car. The child’s parents were hospitalized with injuries that were referred to as serious. The child was declared dead at the hospital. The investigation into the fatal car crash continues.

When there is a fatal accident for any reason, whether it’s in a motor vehicle, at work or in some other circumstance, the family left behind will have to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. In some instances, that person was the breadwinner in the household and was relied upon to care for the entire family. In others, it was a stay-at-home parent. In some of the worst kinds of accidents, it’s a child who is killed.

If there is a fatal accident, it’s imperative to have a full investigation to determine what happened and why. Insurers are most interested in saving money and might make a settlement offer to try and preclude a potentially costly legal filing. Those who have been hurt need to understand the potential costs and their rights to compensation before accepting an offer.

Source: MyFoxOrlando.com, “5-year-old dies in Leesburg crash,” Oct. 25, 2014