Wrongful Death Accidents
Wrongful death accidents are some of the most difficult cases to handle. When a loved one has passed away due to someone or a company’s negligence, it is important that you act quickly to gather as much information and evidence as possible. An experienced wrongful death accident lawyer can assist you in doing so.
Damages in Wrongful Death Accidents
You may be entitled to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages and payment of reasonable medical expenses (both present and future) if a loved one has been killed as the result of an accident.
What to do immediately after wrongful death accidents?
What should I do? If a friend or family member are killed as a result of an accident, try to obtain as much information as possible about the person or business involved. The police accident report usually includes descriptions, names, addresses and numbers, owner names and addresses, and insurance carrier names. In wrongful death accidents, you should also make notes about relevant facts, ideally as soon as possible after the accident, including:
- weather, time of day, available light and conditions
- conditions and defects
- names and phone numbers of potential witnesses
- types and degree of apparent damage
- medical treatment obtained
- take photographs with a camera phone or camera
Dealing with Insurance Companies
Contact your insurance agent or call your insurance company’s claims reporting line, ideally the same day the accident occurs. If you do not have a copy of your current coverage, ask that a copy be faxed, emailed or mailed to you as soon as possible.
We strongly recommend that you do not sign any insurance company documents related to your accident before consulting with an attorney. We would be happy to review and evaluate your case. We do not charge any fee for consultations of this sort.