Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is a devastating experience. At The Ruth Law Team, we understand the emotional turmoil and financial strain this tragedy can cause. Our experienced fatal accident attorneys are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

With more than 40 years of experience, our team of dedicated lawyers will work diligently to hold the responsible party accountable for your loved one’s untimely death. We are committed to securing the compensation you deserve for funeral expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Call (888) 783-8378 or schedule a free case evaluation to receive the expert legal advice you need. Remember, there are no fees unless we win your case.

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Everyone has been super helpful. I will certainly recommend The Ruth Law Team to everyone I know. Thank you for your great work!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fatal Accidents

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal accident?

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be an overwhelming and devastating experience. It is even more difficult when the accident was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person or party. In such cases, the family members of the deceased may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to… read more?

What is the statute of limitations for filing a fatal accident claim?

When a loved one dies in a fatal accident, it can be difficult to know what to do next. If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, one of the most important things to know is the statute of limitations for your case. The statute of limitations is the time period in which you… read more?

What is the average settlement for a fatal accident case?

When a loved one dies in a fatal accident, it can be a devastating experience for their family and friends. In addition to the emotional pain and suffering, there may also be financial losses, such as medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income. Many people wonder what the average settlement is for a fatal accident… read more?

Our Fatal Accident Case Results


Settlement for Family of Man Killed by a Negligent Driver

We obtained more than a million-dollar settlement for the family after their loved one was killed by a negligent driver. Our client was proceeding through a green light when another driver ran a red light and t-boned our client. His truck rolled over, ultimately landing face up. Sadly, our client passed away.…


Settlement for a family after a company failed to properly secure a truckload of pallets

We represented the family of a gentleman who tragically passed after a motorcycle crash. This family contacted us when their loved one, who was riding his motorcycle, collided with a… read more?

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Grocery Store Parking Lot

Our wrongful death attorneys obtained this cumulative settlement for a family who suffered a terrible loss. Our client was simply walking to his car in a grocery store parking lot when he was tragically hit and killed by a reckless driver who ran a stop sign.


Settlement For The Family of a Truck Accident Victim

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our client went off the road and collided with the barricade, causing his truck to overturn.  Sadly, he passed away at the scene. …


Verdict For Family Of Man Killed By A Negligent Driver

A 27 year old male was tragically killed on his motorcycle while riding on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in south St. Petersburg, FL. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at WestPoint and a professional athlete with a promising career, his life was cut short due to a negligent driver.…


Settlement in Severe Car Crash

Victim suffered multiple strokes caused by injuries resulting from the collision and ultimately died.


Victim Dies from Sealant Fumes

Settlement for the family of a victim who died after inhaling fumes from a sealant product produced and sold nationally. The product is known to cause serious injury and death but no warnings and no recall was issued.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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This quick survey will help us better understand what happened and which attorney is the best fit for your situation.

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Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

Common Causes of Fatal Accidents

Fatal accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Distracted driving (e.g., texting or using a phone)
  • Driving under the influence (alcohol or drugs)
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
  • Failure to yield or obey traffic signals
  • Inexperienced or unlicensed drivers
  • Defective vehicle parts or poor maintenance
  • Poorly designed or maintained roadways
  • Weather-related accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents (e.g., trucking, bus, or taxi)

Contact a Fatal Accident Lawyer

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto or pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Pursuing legal action can be an essential step in finding closure and ensuring that those responsible are held accountable.

The Ruth Law Team’s fatal accident attorneys have a proven track record of success, with decades of combined experience in handling fatal accident cases. We are here to guide you through this difficult process and fight for the justice your loved one deserves. Contact The Ruth Law Team today and schedule your free consultation. We will connect you with a compassionate and skilled fatal accident lawyer near you.

Steven and Jenna Ruth Evaluating a Personal Injury Case

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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