Negligent Car Accidents

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year car accidents kill more than 35,000 people in the nation. That equates to one car accident every 12 minutes. Often these car accidents result in family members questioning “why?”

Negligence and Wrongful Death

It makes sense the next question would be if negligence played a part in the death of their family member. Negligence is defined as: failing to behave with the same level of care that someone having ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. When negligence is determined to play a factor in car accidents, the question of wrongful death is often brought to light. A wrongful death claim can be brought by a family member of the deceased in order to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one. Court-designated trustees are also legally allowed to bring these types of cases.


Each state sets its own laws on wrongful death lawsuits and the amount of damages a family is able to receive. When you work with a wrongful death attorney they will look at all the evidence, as well as open a full investigation into all the particulars of the accident.

Wrongful Death Attorney

When it comes to fatal car crash claims, Typically, an experienced attorney who represents wrongful death lawsuits as a result of car accidents, bypasses the insurance company to file a lawsuit. This allows the attorney access to records, witness statements, police reports, and more. After filing a lawsuit, the attorney is able to take depositions (recorded, sworn statements) from each person involved in the crash, including the driver, passengers, and all others involved.

Working with wrongful death attorneys in your area can help ensure you follow all the necessary steps to finding justice for your lost loved one.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to negligence, you need the expert advice of wrongful death attorneys such as those at Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC.

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