Call (888) 314-6671 to Speak with a Fatal Accident Lawyer for FreeWhen a person dies because of the negligence or wrongful act of another person it is the loved ones who suffer, not only emotionally but in many cases financially. This is where a lawyer can help. A fatal accident lawyer works to help those left behind after a loved one dies. To help people cope with a loss and mounting financial concerns, a lawyer can help them seek compensation through a fatal injury claim. These claims are usually brought forward by loved ones or relatives of the deceased and may be brought in cases where the deceased would have been entitled to make a personal injury claim, had they survived the accident. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, consulting with a wrongful death attorney can help you make sense of your situation and help you determine if you can seek compensation through a lawsuit. Call Zinda Law Group today at (855) 763-8266 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
Causes of Fatal Accidents
Car AccidentsFatal car accidents are one of the most common causes of fatalities in the United States. Drivers are texting and checking their phones often, and any form of distracted driving can lead to accidents. Injuries caused by car accidents can be severe, even fatal. Someone can die at the scene of the accident, or even a while later after an injury worsens. If a loved one died as a result of a car accident, you might be able to recover for both the financial and emotional loss you have suffered from the driver at fault in the accident. To do so, your lawyer will work to establish that the other driver was negligent and caused the accident that lead to death.
Truck AccidentsFatal truck accidents are a common occurrence, and given the sheer size difference, it is often cars and other road users that are left with the most damage. Truck accident fatalities are common, and in such cases, your attorney must work to establish if the truck driver was negligent and caused the accident.
Defective ProductsGoods that come without warnings as to the level of risk they come with may create an unwarranted sense of trust in the product. Bad prescription drugs, environmental toxins, any number of manufactured goods can lead to fatalities. If a defective product caused an accident that leads to death, may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the product, or you may be able to recover from the person who sold you the good. Alternatively, depending on how many steps in the manufacturing process there are, you may be able to seek compensation from a whole series of persons or companies. Your attorney must work to prove that the product malfunctioned, was defective or in some other way lead to death.
What to do after a fatal accident
1. Call 911It is essential to report the accident and request medical attention immediately for everybody involved. These medical reports will also be useful when seeking compensation as it may prove the cause of death.
2. Document that IncidentWhether or not you were involved in the accident, if you are seeking compensation, it is important to gather as much information as possible. Some of this information includes:
- witness statements
- photographic evidence
- police reports
- medical records
- details of the truck driver
- expenses arising from the accident.