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What damages are available in a wrongful death suit?

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.

Fatal accident leaves Washington family without breadwinner

A car accident can cause more than few bumps and bruises. In many cases, car accidents cause serious and fatal injuries that can affect the members of a Washington family for the rest of their lives. Not only are there the emotional and physical wounds, but car accidents can cause serious financial issues. For a family that is grieving the loss of a loved one, these financial issues can be an unwanted and added stress.

Who can benefit from a wrongful death action in Washington?

When a person is involved in a motor vehicle accident, there is always the possibility of serious injuries. While cars and trucks have a lot of safety features, they cannot prevent against every possible scenario. Unfortunately, many accidents result in fatalities. This leaves Washington families trying to pick up the pieces after their loved one unexpectedly passes away.

The basic elements of wrongful death

The world can present a lot of dangers to humans. Humans are quite fragile without certain protections. While car companies try to make motor vehicles safer, people are still put at risk when they get behind the wheel. Truck accidents, pedestrian accidents and other fatal motor vehicle accidents are frequent and devastating.

Finding peace and security following a fatal accident

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.

Motorcyclist killed in fatal truck accident

A truck accident in Washington recently led to the death of one man. The authorities are still trying to determine exactly what happened in the case and who is at fault.

Drunk driver kills 1 in Washington boating accident

Whenever a person gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, there is the risk of injuries. The risk increases exponentially when a driver is drunk. A drunk driver is like a loaded weapon, and others can easily be killed by the drunk driver's negligent behavior. Fatal drunk driving accidents can happen in any number of motor vehicles including cars, trucks or even boats.

Accident kills 3 on Highway 20

Washington drivers may not always realize just how dangerous driving can be. People tend to just think about driving as just another mode of transportation. Since it is done so frequently, people can forget the dangers that lurk on the roadways. In particular, people may not realize how dangerous negligent drivers can be. A driver that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a driver that ignores driving rules or a driver that is busy on the person's phone can cause serious damage in a matter of seconds.

Man killed by reckless driver

A car accident can cause a lot of headaches for all those involved. It can cause property damage, insurance claims and minor injuries; but, in many cases car accidents are much more serious than this. Fatal car accidents can occur at any time in Washington and turn a family's world upside down.

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