It is terrifying that some of the most unthinkable situations, like losing a loved one, could become the reality. Too many Atlanta residents have lost people they loved unexpectedly. Some of these unexpected deaths might be attributed to another party’s negligence. Negligence is a general legal term used in situations where a person or party failed to exercise a standard level of care.
The negligent behavior of motor vehicle drivers can too often result in fatal car accidents. Some behaviors that drivers may exhibit just prior to, or at the time of a fatal accident include distracted driving behaviors, intoxicated driving and reckless driving, to name a few. All motorists owe themselves, and other motorists on the road, a certain standard of care. When this care is not exercised and it results in a loved one’s unexpected death, it could very well be a case of wrongful death.
Wrongful death suits are brought on the basis that the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident is due to negligent behavior on behalf of the defendant. There are many different types of damages that can be sought in these cases. Wrongful death reparations go to the next of kin and can cover things like lost wages, pain and suffering and other damage categories related to the emotional and financial loss that the death of a loved one can result in. At the Law Offices of Matthew D Dubin, we understand how difficult it can be to lose a person that is so important in your life.
The loss of this person due to a fatal car accident can never be fully rectified, as the person, sadly, cannot be brought back. However, a wrongful death suit bring some consolation to loved ones by assigning blame to the appropriate party. It can also help with financial security that was otherwise taken from them with the passing of a loved one.