Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Deadly School Bus Accident

by Carmen Dellutri on August 15, 2012

Florida accident attorneyThe family of a young boy killed in a school bus crash in St. Lucie is now pursuing a Florida wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible for the tragic accident. Nine-year-old Aaron Beauchamp died this past March.

According to WFLX.com, the Florida wrongful death lawsuit names the tractor trailer company, Cypress Trucking, Incorporated, and the driver of the truck that crashed into the bus. The Beauchamps have filed a claim with the St. Lucie County School District, but the district is not named in the wrongful death complaint. As a governmental agency, the school district has 90 days to investigate and resolve wrongful death claims.

As we have previously discussed on this Florida injury blog, a death is considered “wrongful” when a person is killed as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or entity. In order to succeed in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit, the Beauchamps will have to prove that their son’s death was caused by another party’s negligent or intentional conduct, and that they have suffered damages as a result of the death.

The specific compensation available to survivors is outlined in Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. Among other compensation, the Beauchamps are entitled to recover for the mental pain and suffering caused by their son’s death.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Naples accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Naples injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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