If you have recently lost a loved one in fatal motor vehicle accident, the last thing you are probably thinking about is money or legal claims. The devastation and shock of an unexpected loss can feel monumental, and family members and loved ones can struggle enormously in regards to recovering.
As difficult as this time can be, the fact is that many fatal accidents are the result of reckless actions or negligence. If this is the case, family members of the victim have the right to hold the appropriate parties accountable for the death. While lawsuits and money can’t even begin to truly compensate people for a loss, they can serve as effective ways to collect financial damages, restore a sense of justice and help loved ones gain a sense of closure.
However, trying to navigate this process alone can be extremely difficult, emotionally and logistically. Because of this, many people choose to secure legal representation when filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is not just about filling out some forms and attending a hearing or two. There are specific requirements that must be fulfilled before a case can even proceed. And proving that negligence or a wrongful act committed by another party contributed to the death can be a significant challenge, as is establishing the damages that have been suffered as a result of the loss.
For people without extensive legal knowledge about wrongful death claims, inaction or errors can prove to be detrimental to a case. On the other hand, the Law Offices of Fred D. Crawford, IV are experienced in pursuing wrongful death claims and understand what is needed to secure a positive resolution.
Family members of a fatal accident victim have enough to worry about after such a tragic loss; working with an attorney to hold those responsible for the wrongful death accountable can be a source of tremendous relief. For more information on how our law offices can assist you during this difficult time, please visit our website.