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.
For the family that is left behind following a fatal car crash, the pain can be much more than emotional. The financial concerns that accompany an accident can add to the burden of the remaining family. There are lost wages, funeral expenses and medical costs that must be paid. This is in addition to the loss of companionship, pain and suffering and other emotional damages see by the family.
A wrongful death suit can help to compensate a family for these losses. However, recovering damages in a wrongful death suit can be difficult. An insurance company is not interested in the family, it is only interested in its own bottom line. Therefore, the legal assistance of an attorney is often necessary. Not only can an attorney ensure that people get the compensation they need, but, with the right legal help, people can move forward from the accident.
Our law firm understands the emotional, financial and physical effects of a fatal motor vehicle accident. We can take over from the beginning of a case to make sure every detail is covered. We can contact the insurance company, handle any collection efforts for unpaid accident expenses and take the case to trial — if needed. We work hard to protect people’s emotional healing by dealing with the day-to-day issues of the case.
For more information about how an attorney can help in a wrongful death case, please see our website.