The suddenness and the profound sense of loss can be overwhelming, particularly when your loved one is involved in a car accident. We understand that no amount of compensation can ever replace the presence of your beloved family member. Justice is served, and you have the financial resources to navigate this challenging time.

Our experienced team of fatal accident attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal support for families who have lost loved ones in car accidents. We are well-equipped to help you navigate the complex process of filing a wrongful death claim, ensuring that those responsible for your loved one’s untimely passing are held accountable.

Always remember, you are not alone in this fight. We are ready to help you seek justice for your loved one and ensure that their legacy is honored. To discuss your situation with a St. Petersburg fatal accident lawyer, please call (727) 325-5155 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

 
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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing fatal accident victims in St. Petersburg, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Fatal Accident Case Results

$1,125,000

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… read more?
$820,000

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?
$2,500,000

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… read more?
$63,000,000

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… read more?
$1,795,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.
$275,000

Driver Rear Ended While Stopped in Traffic

Verdict of $275K obtained for a driver rear ended at high rate of speed while stopped in traffic for a school bus. Our client sustained significant injury to his knee, resulting in surgery as well… read more?
$105,000

Bicyclist Hit by a Van

Our client was visiting from out of state when his life was changed in an instant. This gentleman was riding his bicycle when a van voided his right-of-way and turned left in front of him in Seminole, Florida. This case settled out of court.
$375,000

Crash Resulting in Neck, Shoulder, and Back Injuries

Our attorneys recovered $375,000 for a client who was involved in a crash after another driver made a left turn in front of her.  The crash resulted in neck, shoulder,… read more?
$125,000

Settlement for a Client Who Was Rear Ended at a Red Light

We obtained a $125,000 settlement on behalf of our client who was rear ended at a stop light in the Feather Sound neighborhood. Our client dealt with neck and back… read more?

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

Fatal Accident Aftermath

The aftermath of a fatal car crash is far-reaching and deeply impactful. Here’s a list of some potential consequences that may arise following such a tragic event:

  • Emotional Trauma: The sudden loss of a loved one can lead to intense emotional pain, grief, depression, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Financial Stress: Medical bills, funeral costs, loss of the deceased’s income, and ongoing financial obligations can lead to significant financial strain.
  • Legal Process: The process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be complex and emotionally taxing, adding another layer of stress to an already difficult time.
  • Loss of Support and Companionship: The loss of emotional support, love, guidance, and companionship that the deceased provided can have profound emotional effects on surviving family members.
  • Lifestyle Changes: The loss of a loved one may necessitate significant changes to the family’s lifestyle, such as moving to a more affordable home, changing schools, or even relocating to be closer to other family members for support.
  • Heirs’ and Beneficiaries’ Claims: If the deceased had a will or other estate plan, distributing assets can be complex and may lead to disputes among heirs or beneficiaries.
  • Counseling and Therapy: Surviving family members may require professional help to cope with their loss, adding to the financial strain.

Remember, if you’re dealing with the aftermath of a fatal car accident, you don’t have to face it alone. Our dedicated team of wrongful death attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, is here to support you through every step of this challenging journey.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Fatal Accident Victims’ Families

Filing a wrongful death claim can result in various compensations to mitigate the financial and emotional impact of your loss. While compensation varies from case to case, it may potentially include:

  • Medical and Funeral Costs: This includes all expenses related to the medical treatment your loved one received due to the crash and funeral and burial expenses.
  • Loss of Income and Benefits: If your loved one contributed to the family’s income, you could be compensated for the loss of their anticipated future earnings and benefits.
  • Loss of Services and Support: This includes compensation for the loss of services your loved one provided, such as child care, household chores, or caregiving for a family member.
  • Loss of Companionship, Care, and Guidance: Spouses can claim for the loss of companionship and sexual relationship, while minor children may claim for the loss of guidance, supervision, and nurturing.
  • Pain and Suffering of the Deceased: If your loved one suffered before they passed away, you might be able to claim compensation for their physical pain and emotional distress.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious or reckless, punitive damages may be awarded as a way to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from similar conduct.
  • Emotional Distress of Survivors: Some jurisdictions allow for the recovery of damages for the emotional pain and suffering the survivors have experienced due to the death.

Remember, this is a general guide, and the specific compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the details of your case. Our compassionate and experienced wrongful death attorneys in St. Petersburg, FL, are here to guide you through this complex process and help you seek the maximum compensation for your loss. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.

Next Steps After a Fatal Accident

The period following the tragic loss of a loved one in a fatal crash can be overwhelming. Yet, critical steps need to be taken to protect your rights and be in a position to seek the justice your loved one deserves. Here’s what you should consider doing:

  1. Seek Emotional Support: Lean on your support system — family, friends, community groups, or mental health professionals — to help navigate the emotional aftermath of your loss.
  2. Secure Legal Representation: Engage a knowledgeable and compassionate wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. They will guide you through the legal process, ensuring all necessary steps are taken promptly and correctly.
  3. Preserve Evidence: While it may be painful, it’s essential to preserve any evidence related to the accident, including any police reports, medical records, or personal accounts of the incident.
  4. Document Financial Impact: Keep detailed records of all expenses and financial losses related to your loved one’s death, including medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of income.
  5. Cooperate with Your Legal Team: Your attorney will need to gather as much information as possible to build a strong case. Be prepared to provide detailed information about your loved one and the impact of their loss.
  6. Avoid Negotiating with Insurance Companies Alone: Insurers often try to minimize payouts. Let your attorney handle all communications with insurance companies to protect your interests.
  7. File a Wrongful Death Claim: In coordination with your attorney, file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. It’s important to do this within the statute of limitations, which varies by state.

Our committed team of car accident death attorneys in St. Petersburg, is ready to support you through these steps. We understand this is an extraordinarily difficult time, and we’re here to carry the legal burden so you can focus on healing. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation when you are ready.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

We highly recommend not speaking with any insurance company before consulting with your attorney. Any statement you provide could potentially be used against you in your claim. Instead, inform them that your attorney will handle all future communications.

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Additional Fatal Accident Resources

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 seek compensation for their losses. So, who can file a wrongful death lawsuit after a... 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 are allowed to file a claim, and it varies depending on the state and the circumstances of the case. Here... 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 case, but the truth is that there is no set amount. Every case is unique,... read more?

Contact Our Fatal Accident Attorneys

The loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash is one of the most devastating experiences anyone can endure. At The Ruth Law Team, our compassionate and dedicated fatal accident attorneys are here to provide the support, guidance, and legal expertise you need during this profoundly difficult time. We are committed to pursuing justice on your behalf, ensuring those responsible for your loss are held accountable, and seeking the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (727) 325-5155 for a free, no-obligation consultation – we are here to help you navigate this difficult journey, and you pay no fees unless we win your case.

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Our St. Petersburg Injury Law Offices

At The Ruth Law Team, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal services for those dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one in a fatal crash. We have over four decades of experience in handling fatal crash cases and are here to support you during this challenging time. Contact us today, and let us help you seek the justice your loved one deserves.

We offer free consultations, both in-person and virtually, and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

Contact our office:

Physical Address:
8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
By Appointment Only
(727) 325-5155

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

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 (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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