One of the first questions family members ask is “Why?” Why did we lose our loved one so suddenly and so violently? This is a traumatic incident that we wish would never happen. Sadly, things like this happen on a daily basis.
In a wrongful death suit, grieving family members have the right to seek damages for the loss of their loved one(s). Putting aside the emotional effects, the answer often lies in determining if there was negligence. The authorities will ultimately decide that negligence caused a fatal car crash. A wrongful death claim is a demand a family member or court designee makes on the party whose actions caused the person’s death.
For example, in a car accident involving a faulty roadway and a drunk driver, a wrongful death action might include defendants such as:
- The driver or employer at fault in the automobile accident
- The designer or builder of the faulty roadway
- The manufacturer of a faulty or dangerous part of the vehicle
- The persons who sold, served, or gave alcohol to the impaired driver
- The owner of the premises where the alcohol was served.
Today, every state has one form or another of a wrongful death statute. Under these statutes, a grieving party has the right to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one.
Contact Parvey & Cavenago if you are the victim of pain and suffering due to a wrongful death. No one should have to go through what many do every single day. Get the compensation you deserve. It isn’t easy, but Parvey & Cavenago can do the right thing for you.