There are several main causes of car accidents that include reckless driving, driver fatigue, distracted driving and driving under the influence. Inexperience, weather conditions and road conditions also play a role.
Each of these causes can lead to a serious accident that results in catastrophic injuries or death. It’s vital for those involved in accidents to get the care they need, and for families who suffer the loss of a loved one, it’s important that they receive compensation to help them through this difficult time.
It’s hard to imagine why a person would drive dangerously when it could lead to injuries or deaths. Drivers could pull over in bad weather, slow down for intersections or pay attention to the road instead of texting. Still, crashes happen. To seek a wrongful death claim, you’ll want to be able to show the driver’s negligent act. What was he or she doing that caused the crash? Proving fault is vital to your case.
Next, you should show how you and your family are affected financially by the loss of your loved one. Damages may also include non-monetary damages in some cases, which is something you can discuss with your attorney.
Once this information is put together, it’s easier for your attorney to seek out a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver. Any spouse, child or immediate family member has a right to file a claim over the loss of a loved one. Our website has more information on filing a wrongful death claim and the steps involved. With the right support, you can make your case and speak out against a dangerous driver who impacted your life.