Which parties might be liable for my mom’s death that was caused by a drunk wrong-way driver?
We are saddened to hear of the death of your mother, and extend our deepest condolences to you and your family during such a difficult time in your lives.
There could be multiple parties liable for a fatal wrong-way collision, such as:
- Drunk driver. The person behind the wheel of the vehicle is the one who made the choice to drive drunk and in the wrong direction. More than likely your claim will be against the driver of the other car involved in the crash.
- Company. If the car or truck the drunk driver was driving belonged to a business, or the driver was driving on company time, that company might also be liable for the fatal crash.
- Restaurant or bar. In Florida, there are laws in place that prohibit restaurants and bars to continue to serve alcohol to a person who appears intoxicated. If an employee at a bar ignored this law and that customer was the driver that killed your mother, you can hold that establishment liable under the dram shop law for the damages their customer caused.
- City, county or transportation agency. In rare cases, one of these parties might be liable for a fatal collision if directional signs weren’t in the right place, if street lighting was too dim or out, or if another factor outside the driver’s control led to the crash.
For help establishing liability and making sure you receive all the compensation your family is entitled to, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with a South Florida personal injury lawyer today in a complimentary consultation.