Many people in Vero Beach may hear the term “wrongful death lawsuit” an immediately envision a scenario where an individual’s blatant and reckless actions resulted in the untimely death of another. Such an assumption may be understandable; after all, what else might prompt legal action?
In reality, while some wrongful death cases do indeed involve an apparent indifference towards the safety of another, may others center on incidents where a momentary lapse in judgment or concentration ended up producing devastating results.
An accident in every sense
Such appears to have been the case in an accident that prompted the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit following the death of a Florida man. He had been traveling on his motorcycle when he was reportedly struck by a police cruiser. The officer driving the cruiser had just previously disengaged himself from a high-speed chase (and thus was still traveling at a high rate of speed). He was stopping to assist another motorist whose vehicle was disabled when his car struck the motorcycle. Despite the officer calling for immediate assistance, the motorcyclist died from the injuries he sustained in the collision. His family is now suing the city that employed the officer.
Assigning responsibility for an untimely death
Wrongful death cases are just that: incidents where one might not have died minus another’s actions. Even when those actions are not intentional, the families that accident victims leave behind may still need assistance in helping to endure the financial losses they suffer (both from the costs associated with their deaths and the support that they provided). Anyone needing to take action in order to secure such support may first want to seek out the services of an experienced personal injury attorney.