Losing a loved one to an accidental death can be one of the most difficult situations to go through. It might feel like something has been ripped from your life and things will never be the same again. This is considered a time for grief. But, chances are there are many other things that will need to be done in this time of sadness; from filling out police reports to planning a funeral. It can all get very real, very quickly. You might not even be able to think about anything else including yourself or your future. This is why its so important to hire an accidental death lawyer for your case. Someone that can help support you and think for you in this tragic time. A lawyer will also be able to fight for you so that you can get the financial assistance you will need.
What Is Considered An Accidental Death?
When an accident happens due to someone else’s negligence, this is an accidental death. But, these types of deaths don’t just deal with your everyday car accidents. They can also revolve around:
Truck Accidents: Between the long hours and driving down long barren roads – driving a truck can be a dangerous career option to choose. Somewhere around 3600 “car accidents” that happens each year are done so by truck accidents.
Motorcycle Accidents: It just takes a split second – from driving along the road, to being hit by a truck or a car, which can lead to injury, or worse. If you have a family member that was driving a motorcycle and was hit and killed, this is accidental death and the driver of the other vehicle will be held responsible.
Bicycle Accidents: Younger people and children are at risk the most when it comes to bicycle accidents. In Utah around 380 people are injured each year when riding a bicycle and around 5 are fatalities.
Car Accidents: Car accidents are the most common type of accidental death.
Reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claim that there are more than 35,000 car accidents in the USA that kill people every single year. On average around 12 people are reported as having an accidental death every 12 minutes.
Losing a loved one is something you might never process fully, but if the deceased was the breadwinner for your family, you will need financial assistance to continue to live in the way you did before the accident happened. Here are a few situations in which a lawyer can get you compensation for:
– Medical Expenses: If the victim was not killed but does have medical expenses, compensation can be given to help with this.
– Funeral Expenses: On the other hand, if the victim did pass away, you will need thousands of dollars to help with the funeral and burial expenses.
– Loss Of Earning: if the victim was the one that brought in the money for the household compensation can be given depending on the current earnings, age and their life expectancy i.e.; how much money they would have made if they had lived.
– Pain and Suffering: Calculating this amount can be confusing, but family members will undoubtedly suffer from the loss of a loved one. An experienced attorney that deals with accidental death can get you the compensation you deserve.
When you need legal help from a probate lawyer, please call Ascent Law LLC for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.
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