Unfortunately, car accidents are a daily occurrence. Without much warning, serious injuries and fatalities may result from car accidents. When a driver negligently or recklessly caused a car accident that wrongfully claims the life of a family member, legal protections and options may be available to surviving family members.
Wrongful death actions are available in some circumstances to family members who have endured the unexpected loss of a loved one because of another party's negligent behavior. All motorists have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of others sharing the roadway. When a negligent driver fails in this regard, and violates their duty of care, they may be liable to the victim's family for damages.
Our law firm understands that families may be left facing financial challenges following the unexpected loss of a loved one that they did not expect, which only serves to compound the emotional challenges they are already facing. A wrongful death claim may allow families to recover for the financial and emotional harm stemming from the loss of the loved one. Families may be able to recover lost earnings, lost prospect of inheritance, funeral and medical expenses, loss of support and services, as well as pain and suffering damages. Our attorneys have much experience with wrongful death claims and have helped past client recover the losses and damages owed to them.
Damages relating to a wrongful death claim depend on the circumstances and characteristics of the victim. In addition, important deadlines are associated with a wrongful death claim so it is important for a family to understand their rights and protections early on. The unexpected loss of a loved one is monumental for anyone which is why the legal system provides options to help and support surviving family members following the wrongful loss of a loved one. To learn more about wrongful death claims, check out our website. It could provide you with more information and help you understand your legal options better.