Nearly 30,000 Americans died in car accidents in 2011, rendering 30,000 families permanently affected by the loss of loved ones. While little can be done to ease these survivors’ grief after such loss, filing a car accident lawsuit can help to ensure their financial stability in the wake of their loved one’s death.
Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit
Survivors can file a car accident lawsuit against the driver who caused their loved one’s fatal accident and seek compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, lost income, and more. If the deceased was the primary earner of the household, this type of lawsuit can help offset the financial losses that the death has caused and help survivors avoid financial strain during this difficult time, as well as over the course of their lives. A car accident lawsuit can help survivors seek compensation for:
- Medical bills their loved one incurred because of the accident.
- Property damage if a car or other piece of property was damaged or ruined in the accident.
- Loss of income and benefits that the deceased would have provided, had they lived a full life.
- Any funeral and burial expenses that the family has incurred.
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish endured by the survivors.
- Loss of guidance, love, and companionship that the spouse, children, or other dependents have suffered.
- Punitive damages if the accident was caused by gross negligence or recklessness.
Lost a Loved One?
If you have lost a loved one in a wreck, considering filing a car accident lawsuit on their behalf. While it cannot ease the grief of your loss, the compensation you could be due will help you and your family stay financially secure as you continue to heal and mourn. Contact the Law Offices of Pat Maloney today for a free case evaluation.