Losing a loved one during the holidays will likely always mar the celebrations in years to come. Sadly, many innocent lives are lost on the Florida highways at this time of the year. This is likely evident in the number of wrongful death lawsuits that are filed at the beginning of each year.

A cross-over crash led to such a tragedy on a recent Thursday morning. According to an accident report prepared by the Florida Highway Patrol, several emergency services responded after receiving an alert about a collision at approximately 7 a.m. The report indicates that a northbound pickup truck crossed into the southbound lanes of a Tallahassee road, making it impossible for the driver of another pickup truck to avoid a collision.

Officers say the impact of the head-on crash that followed sent the truck that crossed the center line spinning, and it landed on its wheels after rolling over. That driver suffered only minor injuries. Unfortunately, the 59-year-old woman who was the driver of the southbound truck was not so lucky, and she died at the crash scene.

The surviving family members of a deceased crash victim are typically entitled to seek financial relief through the Florida civil justice system. An experienced wrongful death attorney can assist with establishing negligence and documenting claims. The lawyer can also present the case in the civil court. The expenses related to end-of-life arrangements and other financial losses along with the emotional pain and suffering of surviving family members typically form part of the documented claims for damage recovery.