The loss of a loved one is a devastating situation. The emotional pain can be even more severe when the negligence of another causes the person's death. Sadly, this situation is all too common with fatal motor vehicle accidents. People's lives are shattered in an instant when a drunk driver, distracted driver, speeding driver or otherwise negligent driver causes a fatal accident.
Car accidents are such a common occurrence that people may not even realize how deadly they are. People may just think about fender benders and other minor events when they think about car accidents. However, deadly accidents can occur at any time in Seattle and throughout Washington. These deadly accidents have the potential to destroy families and leave them in financial ruin. In fact, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, car accidents are the number one killer of children and young adults, and the number two killer of toddlers and people 25-years-old and older.
Cars, trucks and other motor vehicles are dangerous machines. These have to be operated with precision and care in order to avoid serious injuries and fatalities. Sadly, not everyone treated motor vehicles like this. Many people fail to recognize their danger since they are used so frequently in everyday life.
Matthew D. Dubin, of the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
The sudden death of a loved one can be extremely difficult for a family to deal with. When the death was caused by a negligent driver, families can feel even more anger, sadness and pain. This was the case recently for one Washington family. As this blog post highlighted, the family lost the family's breadwinner -- a husband and father -- in a fatal drunk driving accident. In addition to the man's death, three other family members were seriously injured in this accident.