There are few things worse than losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly in a car accident caused by someone else’s careless driving. While you and your family are left to pick up the pieces, the last thing that you may be thinking about is bringing a claim to recover compensation for your loss. Regardless of how you and your family are feeling about pursuing financial recovery after a fatal car accident, it is beneficial to speak to a seasoned Boston car accident lawyer to learn more about your options and potential rights. Call Mass Injury Group today to take the next step in your healing process.
Two recent accidents in Boston highlight just how common fatal traffic accidents are in this region. In October, a four-car crash on Interstate 93 left one individual dead. The accident happened in the early morning hours. According to investigators, one person was traveling in the wrong lane, which was the likely cause of the crash. The impact caused one person to be ejected from their vehicle while another was trapped inside the car. Earlier this month, a two-car crash left one of the parties involved with severe injuries that required hospitalization. The victim, unfortunately, succumbed to the injuries and passed away at the hospital. The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
If you want to pursue financial recovery after losing a loved one in a car accident, you can speak to an attorney about bringing a wrongful death claim. This type of action allows the surviving family members to recover compensation for any expenses associated with the accident like emergency vehicle charges, hospital bills, and more. It also allows the surviving family members to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one’s companionship, love, and support. You can also request compensation for the earnings that your lost loved one would have provided you had he or she not passed away as a result of the accident.
Winning a wrongful death claim requires the surviving family members to stand in the decedent’s shoes and bring any personal injury claim that he or she may have had. This means that if the decedent would have been able to bring a claim against another driver for negligent driving, the surviving family members will need to prove that the other driver was negligent at the time of the crash and that this caused the decedent’s untimely death.
To prove that the other driver was negligent, you must typically demonstrate that the other driver failed to drive his or her vehicle with reasonable care and skill. A dedicated Boston car accident lawyer can help you understand more about what you and your family need to do to recover the financial support that you deserve. At Mass Injury Group, we have witnessed just how painful this situation can be for a family. While you focus on grieving, we will build the strongest case possible on your behalf and make sure that you are treated fairly. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at 617-263-0060 or contact us online to get started.