Wrongful Death Lawyers at Alpha Accident Lawyers
The loss of a loved one in a car accident is an unspeakable tragedy. Such an event can cause lifelong effects, such as financial loss and emotional distress. Talk to the car accident lawyers at Alpha Accident Lawyers if your loved one has been killed in a car accident. Talk to our team about filing a wrongful death lawsuit today.
Secure Financial Compensation Following Wrongful Death Car Accident
Each year in the United States, more than 38,000 people lose their lives due to road traffic accidents. That equates to more than 100 road traffic fatalities each and every day. The US has a traffic fatality rate of around 12 deaths per 100,000 people, while traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 54.
If your family has experienced a traumatic loss of a loved one due to a car accident caused by another individual, you may be entitled to compensation. While every case is different, depending on the circumstances, a wrongful death lawsuit could be worth millions of dollars, seen as compensation to family members.
Here at Alpha Accident Lawyers, we are the nation's leading accident attorneys, with a track record of helping families receive compensation through wrongful death lawsuits.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A common type of lawsuit is when an injured party sues a negligent party for damages to recoup medical expenses, loss of earnings, and other types of compensation. However, when an individual is killed as a result of negligence or an outright wrongful act, family members are able to sue the responsible party for damages. This is known as a wrongful death lawsuit.
Depending on the US state, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within a certain timeframe following the fatal accident. For fatalities related to road traffic accidents, there are a number of potential parties that could have been responsible for the fatal accident. This includes other road users, car manufacturers, and premises such as bars.
If your loved one has died following a road traffic accident, let Alpha Accident Lawyers prepare your case and work on behalf of your family to secure the compensation you are owed.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Depending on the US state, only certain family members of the deceased individual are legally entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These may include the surviving spouse of the deceased, the children of the deceased, and the parents of the deceased. Generally, family members who are eligible to file may do so jointly or individually.
What Needs to Be Proven in This Claim?
Effectively, the family member who brings the case forward must meet the same burden of proof that the deceased would have had to meet had they lived. Had the deceased survived the accident and sued for compensation related to their injuries, they would have to prove liability against the negligent party. When it comes to a wrongful death lawsuit, the family member/s of the deceased are required to fulfill this action.
For example, if the deceased was killed following a collision with another driver, the case may relate to reckless behavior or negligence from the at-fault driver. Drink driving, speeding, not obeying traffic signs, distracted driving, and driving without a license are examples of driver negligence in this case.
Motorists owe what is known as "duty of care" to other road users, from other drivers to pedestrians and cyclists. Therefore, if another driver has disobeyed traffic safety laws, they may be liable for the consequences of their actions. At Alpha Accident Lawyers, we have a strong track record in preparing and winning wrongful death cases for our clients.
What Damages Can Be Claimed?
We understand that no amount of financial compensation can repair the hurt felt by the sudden and traffic loss of a family member. Damages received through a wrongful death lawsuit can ensure that you and your family are financially compensated, helping to cover present and future expenses.
Compensation may be sought for a variety of damages. These include funeral expenses, loss of future projects earnings, pain, and suffering, and past medical costs. A spouse may be entitled to loss of companionship, while dependent children may be entitled to loss of love and care.
Punitive damages, which exceed simple compensation, may also be awarded in order to punish the defendant in cases of gross negligence.
How Do I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
At Alpha Accident Lawyers, we provide a free consultation where we discuss your case and outline your options in a clear and straightforward way. Our team of expert attorneys will take the lead on your case and keep you informed on its progress at every juncture.
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If you have lost a family member due to negligence caused by a third party in a traffic accident, you could be entitled to compensation. Alpha Accident Lawyers can help with your wrongful death case. Schedule a free consultation with our team today.
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