If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, there is no doubt that you are dealing with a devastating situation. Not only is there considerable grief and sadness, but you can also be left with more questions than answers. Why did this accident happen? Could it have been prevented? How can I hold the party responsible for the accident accountable?
In order to get these questions answered and to help you cope with the loss, it can be crucial to understand your legal options and rights. Taking legal action may not seem like a top priority after losing a loved one, but it can help you find some closure and receive the financial support you may greatly need and deserve.
After a fatal accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages. This can be crucial because it can help you and your family cover expenses like medical bills, funeral costs and loss of income if the victim contributed financially to his or her family. It can also compensate loved ones for damages that cannot be calculated precisely, like loss of consortium, loss of companionship, as well as pain and suffering.
It is important to remember that there is also more to a wrongful death claim than money. By pursuing legal avenues for liability, you can take action to have the accident thoroughly investigated in order to figure out who or what contributed to a fatal crash and hold that party accountable. This can be of great relief as it can help you find a sense of closure.
Pursuing all this alone can be extraordinarily difficult, especially if you are already trying to cope with considerable grief. In many cases, people simply choose not to take legal action.
However, discussing your situation with an attorney at the Law Offices of Fred D. Crawford, IV can be a source of great relief. We can take on the legal system and processes while you focus on yourself and your family. We understand what needs to be established in wrongful death claims and help our clients build a case.
While it can be intimidating or stressful to deal with the legal logistics of a loss, we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about how we may be able to help you.