A wrongful death claim normally has two main features in order to succeed.
1) The accident must have been caused by someone else (driver of deceased car, another vehicle etc) who acted negligently usually through bad driving, in some claims this will mean the auto maker who designed a vehicle poorly, such as an SUV with a defective design.
2) There must be adequate insurance or assets to provide the basis of a recoverable legal claim. Many, many fatal car accidents that are the result of bad driving remain uncompensated because there is no money to compensate the victim’s family. Many cars are under insured with small policies ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. An attorney will know how and where to look for available insurance or assets using investigators and asset searches. Often times trucking insurance, homeowners policies, business insurance may be available to compensate the family millions of dollars.
Experienced wrongful death attorneys understand the complex legal issues and emotional trauma involved in handling these claims. A lawyer can help survivors by providing representation to the estate of the deceased, dealing with insurance recovery and any potential lawsuits.
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