The loss of a child may be one of the most devastating events that can happen to parents. There are no words to describe the loss of two children through an act of someone else’s negligence. Parents may struggle to move forward from such a tragic event. Part of that moving forward often involves holding the responsible party accountable for his or her actions through a wrongful death claim in civil court.
Recently, a family was vacationing in Florida when the unthinkable happened. As the parents and their two children enjoyed a round of mini-golf on a warm afternoon, a pickup truck veered off the adjacent highway, crashed through the wooden fence at the edge of the park and struck the 6-year-old girl and her 4-year-old brother. The little boy died at the scene, but responders transported the girl to the hospital. Sadly, she did not survive her injuries.
Dealing with the aftermath of a tragedy
Police have turned this investigation over to the traffic homicide unit to determine whether to file charges against the driver of the truck. In similar situations, such accidents occur due to distracted driving, impairment by drugs or alcohol, or a mechanical defect in the vehicle. These matters can be challenging to determine and difficult to prove.
In a Florida wrongful death case, those who have lost loved ones in avoidable accidents may be dealing with many heavy emotions. This may make it difficult to focus on the details necessary to achieve their goals. In such cases, they may benefit from the steady and experienced representation of an attorney.