Law

Dealing With Car Accident-Related Death 

According to the data, millions of car accidents occur every year, leaving the victims with physical trauma and serious injuries. Thousands of victims die in car crashes each year. Losing your loved one in a car accident can put the deceased’s family member under tremendous emotional and financial burden. While it can be challenging to overcome your loved one’s death, you can get monetary compensation for the expenses related to the death of your loved ones. 

You could file a wrongful death lawsuit if the death resulted from someone else’s negligence. You should discuss your case with attorneys from Naqvi Accident Injury Law to get justice for them.

Understanding liability for car accident-related death. 

When your loved one dies in a car crash due to someone else’s carelessness, you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Below are a few cases where you can file a wrongful death claim: 

  • Inadequate roads or signs. 
  • Mechanical problems. 
  • Defective vehicle part. 
  • Employer-owned vehicle neglect. 

Who can file a wrongful death claim after a car accident-related death?

You could file a wrongful death claim if your loved one died due to the abovementioned categories. The family members of the deceased person can bring a wrongful death claim. However, you should remember that your relationship with the deceased person will be given a lot of importance by the court when deciding if you can get compensation. Nevertheless, the court will give priority to the following people: 

  • Spouse of the deceased person. 
  • Children of the deceased person. 
  • Parents of the deceased person. 
  • Any other dependant of the deceased person. 

Different types of compensation you can receive after filing a wrongful death claim. 

After filing a wrongful death claim, you should be aware of the different types of compensation you will get since many things can be affected after your loved one’s death, including the loss of income if the sole bread-earner dies. Therefore, below are a few types of expenses that are covered under wrongful death claims. 

  • Medical expenses. 
  • Loss of income. 
  • Pain and suffering. 
  • Loss of service. 
  • Loss of companionship. 
  • Funeral costs.

Contact a personal injury attorney. 

Wrongful death claims are usually settled out-of-court through negotiations. Your attorney can help understand who is liable for the death of your loved one and send a demand to all the parties involved to determine their legal responsibility. The attorney understands your grief and will try to involve you in the legalities as less as possible. Lastly, the attorney will ensure you will get maximum compensation for your claim. 

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