Fatal car accidents are traumatizing event for all the individuals involved, including family and friends. Fatal car accidents often result from intoxicated drivers, speeding, reckless driving and distracted drivers.
In 2016 alone, 37,461 lives were lost on American roads. Struggling with the emotional aftermath of a fatal car accident is difficult for anyone. If your loved one was a victim of a fatal car accident, you are likely dealing with insurance claims, medical bills, emotional distress, grief from the loss of your loved one, and funeral and burial costs. At the Steinberg Law Firm, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
There are many expenses associated with a fatal car accident. You may be entitled to compensation to cover these costs, which may include:
Funeral costs. Covering the price of a funeral or burial can be overwhelming, sometimes ending up to be thousands of dollars.
Medical bills. Before your loved one passed away, you may have accumulated bills from surgeries, hospitalization and medications.
Loss of companionship. Without your loved one around, you may be suffering physically, mentally and emotionally. It can be extremely detrimental to suddenly lose the companionship of a loved one.
Loss of financial support. If you depended on your loved one’s income for survival, you may be entitled to compensation to cover future financial support you may have received.
Pain and suffering. Losing a loved one can accumulate a lot of difficulty regarding all aspects of life, including work and other responsibilities. Pain can cause physical, financial and emotional issues for you and your family.
In order to receive compensation, you must be able to prove that the other driver in the accident was negligent and therefore caused the collision. If you were at the scene of the accident, make sure to take pictures and gather statements from witnesses if possible. If you were not, collect as much evidence as you can to support your case.
Negligence is most often the cause of fatal car accidents. Fatal car accidents can arise from various situations, such as:
Multi-car pile-ups. When three or more cars are in the same accident or in related accidents, it can be called a multi-car pile-up. Multi-car accidents can be a result of anything from one driver’s negligence to bad weather.
Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light. When a driver runs a stop sign or red light, they can hit another car at angles that cause horrific damage at potentially fatal costs while driving at high speeds.
Speeding. Speeding is one of the top causes for fatal crashes. When drivers speed, their reaction time and space is heavily limited, creating higher stakes for a fatal accident to occur.
Drunk driving. Intoxicated driving can result in speeding or dangerous swerving that possibly ends up in an accident. In 2016, there were over 10,000 deaths in the U.S. alone from intoxicated driving accidents.
Distracted driving. Distracted driving can include texting, talking on the phone, eating or conversing with a passenger. Either way, it can easily cause an accident that could potentially cause fatal injuries.
It is heavily emotionally taxing to handle a fatal accident case alone. Reach out to an experienced car accident attorney today with Steinberg Law Firm. Steinberg has dealt with many wrongful death cases from various types of vehicle accidents. Though we understand that finalizing a case will not repair your emotional trauma, you may be entitled to financial support that will help you in your recovery. Steinberg is prepared to bring your case to justice by getting you the compensation you deserve.