If someone in your family died in an accident and you have doubts about the whole incident, then there is a chance that it could be classified as a wrongful death and you can make a case for it. It doesn’t matter if the accident happened at night or during the day, hit and run accidents kill so many people each year. In fact, over 35,000 people die every year in road accidents in the United States and around 30% of them are wrongful deaths.
What is a wrongful death?
A wrongful death is when personal injuries are so severe that they ultimately result in death. For e.g. a doctor performing an operation incorrectly, a construction worker having a fatal accident at a construction site, etc. Hit and run accidents (whether intentional or not) are usually the reason when it comes to auto accidents.
If you are in Murrieta, Temecula or Modesto, wrongful death lawyers can easily be found to present your case.
If you get yourself a good lawyer, it will be really easy for you to not only get justice but also be compensated for the losses that have taken place. Of course, there could be no compensation for the loss of a life but whatever can be done in terms of financial assistance should be reimbursed to the people.
It is also important for the negligent driver to pay up for their poor driving skills that put people in danger and cost someone their life.
If you are a close or immediate family member such as a parent, sibling, child or spouse, then you can file for a lawsuit and claim for a wrongful death. However, if you are not from among them but you have proof or strong beliefs that the victim died a wrongful death, then you have to ask the family members to go forward and file a case because at this point, you are in no position to do anything. If you are a witness, then that can help too.
Solid proof and evidence to back up the wrongful death claim is required in the court because it is not a light accusation. It involves accusing somebody for causing another’s death and it can impact their life as well. If you just have mild hunches or previous bias against a person and accuse them of causing a wrongful death based on this, then you have to be careful, because you can be countersued as well for doing so.
Compensation for suffering
Suffering mentally, emotionally and sometimes even physically can be good enough to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. It is understandable because you just lost your loved one to an accident that could have been prevented if it hadn’t been for negligent driving.