When a loved one takes to the road, you know that he or she could be involved in an accident. While this isn't common, many people are killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents every year.
There are many situations that can lead to a fatality and subsequent wrongful death claim:
-- Highway accident
-- City accident
-- Death related to a defective car part
There are many causes within each accident category. For example, a highway accident could be the result of texting and driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Or a city accident could be the result of a person neglecting to stop at a red light.
At our law firm, we have represented people who have been injured in every type of car accident imaginable. Along with this, we have also represented people who have lost a loved one, such as a spouse or child, in a fatal motor vehicle accident.
While there is nothing more important than your feelings and the well-being of your family, at some point you'll want to turn your attention to your legal rights. Since it can be difficult to understand the finer details of the law, it never hurts to consult with an attorney.
If a loved one is killed in a car accident, you should turn your attention to your personal feelings as well as helping others grieve. From there, it would be in your best interest to learn more about your legal rights. This will give you a clear idea of the steps to take in the future.