A sudden and fatal accident can change the course of a Washington family’s life forever. Any number of motor vehicle accidents can suddenly take a life. And in these cases, families are left devastated and heart-broken.
Beyond the immediate emotional grief, families may also be left with financial insecurity. If the fatal accident victim was the family breadwinner, the family may be left wondering how it will meet their basic needs. If the victim stayed at home — with young children, for example — the family may now have extra and unexpected expenses that must be paid.
In the immediate aftermath of the accident, it can be difficult for families to truly understand the financial cost of the accident. They may, therefore, be tempted to take a settlement offer from an insurance company just to put the ordeal behind them. Our firm knows that this is not always in the best interests of the family. Instead, we know that a complicated analysis of the costs must be done so that the family has their financial needs met.
These costs can include funeral expenses, medical costs and lost wages. Additionally, in many cases, families also suffer from a loss of companionship and parental guidance following a fatal accident. These costs may also be recoverable.
Our law firm has vast experience handling wrongful death lawsuits after fatal motor vehicle accidents. We can help families make the calculations that are necessary to find the true cost of the accident. This can help families move forward and seek emotional healing without added stress from added expenses.
For more information about how our law firm can help people following a fatal accident, please see our website.