What To Do After A Loved One Has Died In A Car Accident
A fatal car accident changes the lives of family members and loved ones forever. This devastating event can leave people searching for answers, for justice and with many questions about what to do next. Now is a time to have an advocate on your side.
At the Boston law firm of Dane Shulman Associates, LLC, we are here to be by your side during this difficult time. We are committed to handling all of the legal issues so you can focus on attending to your family and the grieving process.
Free consultation: Contact a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer after a car accident that tragically results in the death of a loved one. We can explain your legal options and walk you step-by-step through the process of seeking compensation.
Filing A Wrongful Death Claim: What Monetary Damages Are Available?
We can help you assess the situation and bring a wrongful death lawsuit for compensation that includes:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages of the deceased
- Loss of enjoyment from that family member
- Funeral costs
- Other related costs
The death of a loved one from a deadly car crash can leave you in financial peril. Our goal is to achieve a maximum settlement that covers all your needs by aggressively negotiating on your behalf, but if we cannot achieve this we will pursue your case through a trial.
We also understand the importance of justice and closure. We will work hard to help you accomplish both.
Head-On Collisions Are Often Fatal
A head-on collision has to be one of the most frightening traumatic events that a person can experience. Serious injuries and fatalities are common when two vehicles strike each other head-on. The combined miles per hour of the two cars or trucks equal the effect of the crash on drivers and occupants. In other words, if two cars are going 50 miles per hour and hit each other head-on, each driver and any passengers will feel the impact of a 100-mile per hour crash.
What Triggers A Head-On Collision?
Head-on collisions often occur when one vehicle is passing on a two-lane road. They may be caused by ice on the road that unexpectedly causes a car to cross over the center line into the other lane. Drunk or inattentive drivers may cause head-on collisions. Medical emergencies and disorientation of the driver are other causes of head-on collisions.
In a head-on collision, seat belts, air bags and headrests may well be insufficient to save the life of a driver or passenger — especially a front-seat passenger. Occupants of a car may suffer crush injuries, lacerations, impalement by the steering wheel and other traumatic injuries.
What About Fault?
Determining which driver is “at fault” in a Massachusetts car accident may have a significant impact on your claim if you were injured or a family member was killed in a head-on motor vehicle collision. Even if you were not at fault, your PIP (personal injury protection) insurance will cover some of your losses. If the other driver is demonstrated to have been at fault, our lawyers will file a lawsuit as a means to make a more complete recovery of damages on your behalf.
Talk To A Lawyer About Your Legal Options: Contact Us Today.
Call (617) 298-2500 to arrange a no-cost consultation with a Boston attorney for fatal car accidents. Let us help you and your family recover the money damages you need.