After losing my sister in a drunk driving accident, I was devastated and didn’t know how to move forward. I know I’m not the only one in the country who has suffered a heartbreak like this, so I use this platform to provide as much information on the subject as possible. If you’ve experienced a death in this way, filing for wrongful death won’t heal the pain, but it can provide some financial relief.
When a family member dies in a car accident, the first step is to prove who caused the accident. If you can’t prove fault, you can’t take legal action. Hiring a car accident lawyer was the best thing I ever did for myself. A lawyer will give you the support you need to build a strong case for court.
How Did Your Loved One’s Accident Happen?
If you aren’t sure who caused your loved one’s accident, you’ll need to do some investigating. You should speak with your lawyer and talk to the police. If your loved one was hit by another driver on the road, the other driver may be at fault. You should figure out whether the driver was speeding, distracted, or driving under the influence. Answering the “why” will give you some peace of mind.
If your loved one died in a single-car accident, it’s possible they experienced a car malfunction. If this is the case, you can have their car examined and hold the car manufacturer or a car repair company accountable. A roadway hazard also could have caused their accident, in which case, a government entity may be responsible.
Evidence That May Help Your Case
Once you know who caused your loved one’s accident, you’ll need evidence to support your claim. You can use photographs, witness testimonies, or video footage from the scene of the collision. You can also use medical records from the hospital where your family member died or the police report as evidence.
Damages Your Family Can Recover
Your family deserves a settlement for your suffering and the suffering of your deceased loved one. You can recover compensation for funeral expenses, lost income if your loved one contributed financially to the family, and pain and suffering.
I know firsthand dealing with death because of someone else’s negligence isn’t easy. You may think a lawsuit is unnecessary, but this money will ease the pain of your recovery and allow you to heal without a financial burden holding you back.