It is a sad reality that in America each year thousands of people die in car accidents. These deadly incidents are not just tragedies for those who lose their lives, but also for the family members they leave behind. The grieving over a sudden and unexpected loss such as the death of loved one in a car accident can be a difficult process to go through for anyone. But, for those who are also left in a financial bind due to the loss of income that the deceased person brought to the household, the difficulty can be multiplied exponentially.
Any of our readers who have lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by another party may be able to take legal action. A wrongful death lawsuit could help surviving family members recover financial compensation that can help them when they need it most.
There are some basic elements in any given wrongful death case that must be proven in order to achieve a successful outcome in the case. First, and most obvious, there must be a death. Second, it must be proven that the death in question was caused due to the negligent or reckless actions or omissions of another party. In car accident cases, the most common forms of negligence or recklessness tend to be lack of attentiveness, distraction or even intoxication.
Lastly, the surviving family members must prove in the case that they have suffered monetary loss because of the death of their loved one. Usually, this means proving the income the deceased person would have earned if the deadly accident had never occurred.