Driving is something that most of us do each day, and we hardly think about the danger that the activity could possibly cause. Tragically, however, car, truck and motorcycle accidents claim many lives each year in the United States. Often, these people were careful drivers who carried out their duty to be safe and responsible drivers, and were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
For those who have lost loved ones to a senseless car accident where they believe that another person was to blame, the grieving process can be devastating. The feelings that the actions of another led to the death of someone that you loved and caused inexplicable grief are something that cannot be measured. People in this position often become determined to seek justice for their loved one, and in doing so, they may be able to claim damages for the grief, suffering and loss of income that occurred as a result.
In order to pursue a claim like this, you must file a wrongful death claim. In order to be successful in this claim you must be able to show that the driver caused the accident that led to the death of your loved one. You also need to show that their negligent or otherwise illegal actions was causally linked to the accident itself. It will need to be documented that you have suffered financially due your loved one’s death.
Nobody deserves to suffer due to the wrongful death of a loved one. Taking action now can bring peace of mind and a sense of justice.
Source: Findlaw, “Wrongful death in a car accident,” accessed Oct. 27, 2017