Fatal accidents are tragic for everyone involved. When someone else’s negligence causes the accident, surviving family members can seek compensation. Our lawyers represent family members in fatal accident cases and seek justice by holding negligent parties accountable.
Causes Of Fatal Accidents
While discovering the cause of a fatal car accident cannot bring your loved one back, it can help you dispel some of the mystery about why the accident occurred. It can also help attorneys prove negligence so they can recover compensation for damages. The following are some of the most common causes of fatal accidents:
Alcohol-impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk drivers cause 32 percent of the traffic fatalities. The highest death percentages are among male drivers between the ages of 20 and 24.
Speeding. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reported that in one year, 10,530 people lost their lives in traffic accidents, a statistic that continues to be an estimated one-third of traffic fatalities.
Distracted driving resulted in 5,474 deaths in one year, or 16 percent of total fatalities.
Drowsy driving. Drowsy driving resulted in 1,550 accident fatalities in one year, or five percent of traffic deaths.
Failure to use safety belts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seat belts reduce serious traffic injuries and fatalities by 50 percent. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have the highest crash-related injury rates of adults. Unfortunately, adults between the ages of 18 through 34 are also the least likely to wear seat belts.
A highly skilled and experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate the cause of your loved one’s fatal accident and identify liable parties. Once we establish negligence, we can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of support, love, guidance and other damages.
Experienced accident attorneys can provide excellent legal help
Our attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss your loved one’s fatal accident and how we can help. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe no fees unless we recover on your behalf. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.