Fatal Car Accidents

Tampa Car Accident Attorney Representing Accident Victims Throughout Florida

Car accidents happen every day. Sometimes they are mere fender benders; other times they take lives. If you’ve lost a loved one in any kind of auto accident, contact the Capaz Law Firm to speak with a Tampa car accident attorney. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may have a right to file a claim against the negligent driver to seek compensation for your loss.

Fatal Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 30,800 fatal accidents in the U.S. in 2012. Of those accidents:

  • 9,364 involved alcohol-impaired drivers
  • 4,383 involved collision with a pedestrian
  • 3,009 were rollover accidents
  • 2,895 were head-on collisions
  • 1,827 were rear-end accidents

At the Capaz Law Firm, we have experience with many kinds of auto accidents. We can investigate your loved one’s accident to determine what caused it and who is responsible. If the accident was due to someone else’s negligence, we can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the at-fault party accountable and seek compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Seeking Damages

While nothing can make up for the loss of your loved one, you can seek compensation to help you cover medical costs and funeral expenses. You may also seek compensation for the mental pain and suffering. Depending on your relationship to the deceased, you may seek additional damages such as loss of companionship.

In some cases, the court may determine that the responsible party’s actions were intentional, reckless or grossly negligent. When this happens, punitive damages may be awarded. Punitive damages act as a punishment for the defendant and are meant to deter against similar behavior in the future. An attorney can determine what damages you may be eligible for based on the circumstances of your case.

Contact a Tampa Car Accident Attorney

If your loved one was involved in an auto accident and suffered a fatal injury, contact the Capaz Law Firm now. We are dedicated to helping victims get the justice they deserve and will fight to hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence. After a wrongful death, you have a limited time to file a suit against the negligent party. An experienced Tampa car accident attorney at the Capaz Law Firm can review your case and help you file a claim on behalf of your loved one. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.


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