04 Oct Fatal Car Accidents and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Approximately, 7,200 fatal car accidents occurred from January through March of 2013 (the most recent time frame for which statistics are available), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration. While this number is down about 4.4 percent from the reported number of deadly car accidents that reportedly took place during the first quarter of 2012, it is still more than similar accidents that occurred during the first quarters of 2010 and 2011.
While a number of unforeseen factors can contribute to fatal car accidents (such as weather conditions or animals in the roadways), in many cases, the negligence or recklessness of some other individual or party plays a role in causing these collisions. In fact, researchers estimate that more than 90 percent of all car accidents are caused, at least in part, by human error. When any type of human error or negligence causes or plays a role in causing fatal car accidents, families of deceased individuals:
- Will likely have a legal claim against the negligent party
- Can obtain compensation for the expenses associated with the loss of their loved one by pursing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Fatal Car Accident Causes
Some of the factors that can contribute to the occurrence of fatal car accidents may include (but are not limited to):
- Drivers being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Drivers failing to comply with traffic laws
- Drivers being distracted by, for example, their cellphones or GPS systems
- Dangerous roadway conditions, such as poor lighting at night, lack of signage or malfunctioning intersection lights
- Malfunctions with a vehicle’s equipment, such as the braking or steering systems.
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers
You have a choice in the lawyer you hire to handle your claim, and the choice you make can affect the compensation you receive. Make sure that your lawyer has the ability and experience to handle your case. If you have suffered from any type of personal injury in a car accident and suspect that another party’s negligence or recklessness may be to blame, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
For more than 25 years, our attorneys have been representing clients and aggressively defending their rights both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike. In addition to having extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident lawsuits, our attorneys are also skilled at overseeing product liability cases, insurance bad faith cases and various other types of personal injury cases.
Our lawyers have a reputation for consistently and successfully protecting our clients’ rights and interests to ensure that they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.