It is an unfortunate fact, but tragic incidents could occur at any time and affect individuals even if they were not directly involved in the situation. A fatal accident is a difficult event to move on from, and loved ones often face challenges in the coping process. The negligence of another person suddenly took the life of a loved one and family members are left to pick up the pieces while also dealing with the associated burdens. Such a tragic incident could lead to a cause of action that could assist family members with their losses and damages.
A Georgia man was recently killed in a freak accident on a Florida beach that also critically injured his daughter. The accident involved a plane that was attempting to land on the beach due to difficulties it was having in the air. Officials at the Venice Municipal Airport indicated that a plane was in distress. Shortly thereafter, the plane suddenly landed on the beach.
The man and his daughter were struck unexpectedly around 2:45 p.m. while they were walking on Caspersen Beach in Sarasota. Emergency crews attempted to revive the father, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. His daughter was seriously injured and was listed in critical condition when she was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
The investigation is still ongoing and it is still unclear what type of distress the plane was dealing with at the time of the accident. Following the investigation, authorities should be able to establish cause, fault and liabilities. This could mean a negligent party facing criminal and civil actions for the accident.
When an individual is killed in an accident, the party at fault could face a civil lawsuit. The loved ones of the deceased could file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. This could help them recover compensation for the losses and damages they endured.
A tragic accident could suddenly occur and could leave loved ones with several questions. In these situations, it is important to fully investigate the accident while also understanding the options that are available. For some, this means filing a cause of action so they can alleviate the financial burdens associated with the accident.
Source: CNN, “Emergency landing on Florida beach kills beachgoer, injures daughter,” Janet DiGiacomo, July 28, 2014