After the tragic loss of your loved one in a motor vehicle accident, you may be wondering what your options are for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Grounds for Wrongful Death
In any circumstance, there are some key components of an accident that must be present in order for the case to warrant a wrongful death claim. There must be clear evidence of negligence or recklessness by the guilty party. In some cases, there may even be proof that the guilty party had the intent to harm the deceased.
Types of Wrongful Death Car Accidents
Many driver errors can lead to tragic consequences.
You may file a wrongful death lawsuit against a driver if:
- They drove while under the influence
- They were distracted behind the wheel (texting, eating, etc.)
- They were speeding
- They ignored road signs or stoplights
In general, if a driver’s dangerous actions led to the passing of your loved one, it can be classified as a wrongful death car accident. You may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit even if the driver is not at-fault for the accident. Faulty car parts or poor road conditions could be the cause of the accident that led to your loved one’s death. In these cases, companies or organizations may be held liable.
Compensation You May Receive After a Fatal Car Accident
You may receive compensation for present and future expenses after a fatal car crash.
- Funeral costs
- Medical costs that were incurred prior to your loved one’s passing
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Seeking Justice for Wrongful Death
Each time we get behind the wheel, we take risks. However, that does not mean that you are at-fault when another driver hits you or your loved one’s vehicle, causing injury or death. If you are interested in filing a wrongful death suit after the loss of your loved one, our team at Mitchell & West, LLC can help and provide needed support throughout the process.
To discuss your potential wrongful death claim, call our Miami personal injury attorneys at (305) 783-3301 or click here to fill out our online consultation request form.