Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident is a shock for anyone. It happens suddenly and can create many issues for you. On top of being without the person you care about, the death could result in the loss of an income stream or heavy expenses that you weren’t expecting.
Whenever someone you love is killed unexpectedly in a car crash, it’s important to find out who is to blame. If the other driver was texting, drunk or distracted, for example, then you could pursue a claim against them. An insurance claim against them could be the right option for you since it would help replace your loved one’s lost wages, cover the cost of medical care and support you as you put together a funeral.
Some of the kinds of compensation that you may want to ask for when you make a wrongful death claim include:
- Health care costs that are related to your loved one’s fatal accident
- Loss of companionship/consortium
- Lost wages (current and future)
- Burial fees
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering
Your attorney can speak to you more specifically about the kinds of compensation you should seek.
When you do file your claim, you may feel overwhelmed by the process. It’s good to remember that it’s okay to seek out some professional support after a loss like this. Your attorney can handle negotiating with the other parties involved so that you can focus on the funeral and other aspects of your life that need your attention. Our website has more information on losing a loved one in a fatal car crash and the steps that you should take next.