Proving Fault in a Fatal Car Accident Case
From your perspective, it may seem obvious who's at fault in a fatal car accident case. However, proving fault to the insurance company can be more complicated. To establish fault and liability in a fatal car accident case, you must prove that the other driver owed and breached a duty of care, thus causing the death of your loved one. Also, you will need to prove that:
- The other driver acted negligently
- The accident was caused by the negligent act of the other driver
- You lost a family member or loved one as a result of the accident
In order to demonstrate fault more accurately, you or your lawyer might need to gather the following pieces of evidence:
- Contact information for all of the other drivers. This includes names, phone numbers, addresses, drivers' license numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance information.
- Contact information for any witnesses to the accident.
- Pictures of all damaged vehicles and property from different angles.
- Photographs of the surrounding area, including skid marks and any road debris at the accident scene.
- Notes of how the accident occurred, for example, speeding, distracted driving, or impaired driving.
- Recordings of adjacent security cameras.
Why File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death can be described as a loss of a life that occurred as a result of another party's negligent or reckless act. A wrongful death lawsuit aims to hold the responsible party accountable for an avoidable accident that led to a loss of life. While filing a wrongful death claim won’t bring your loved one back, it can provide:
- Prevention: It can hold the responsible party accountable, thus preventing such tragedy from happening to other families.
- Closure: Losing a loved one is devastating. Seeking and obtaining justice is a form of closure that can allow the healing process to start.
- Financial Compensation: A wrongful death claim may provide much-needed financial compensation for you to cover funeral expenses, burial expenses, lost income, and loss of consortium.
If you intend to file a wrongful death claim after the demise of a loved one, having an experienced attorney on your side is crucial.
Why We Are the Right Law Firm to Handle Your Case
Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident can affect you financially and emotionally. Such a huge loss may disrupt or alter your life permanently. At Shep Law Group, we understand how traumatizing this can be for you and your family. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing outstanding legal services with compassion and determination.
Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys offers dedicated representation to help you pursue fair financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, burial expenses, funeral expenses, and loss of consortium. Also, our attorneys will help you:
- Review your case and conduct a comprehensive investigation
- Gather all necessary evidence and documentation
- Establish fault and liability
- Determine case-value
- Create a strategy for showing negligence
- Handle all communications and negotiations with the insurance company
- Represent you in court
Our attorneys will always put your interests first when negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company.