Car Accident Fatalities
Every day, around 90 people die in the United States due to a motor vehicle crash. Each one of the deceased individuals was somebody’s son, daughter, brother, sister, parent, or spouse. For every wrongful death that occurs because of a car accident, there are family members, friends, and coworkers whose lives are dramatically affected.
These crashes typically have two things in common. They are usually unintentional, and they are almost always caused by a driver’s mistake, carelessness, or negligence.
Distracted driving has become a major factor in the rise in catastrophic accidents on our nation’s roadways involving 18-wheelers, motorcycles, trucks, SUVs, vans, buses, and cars. Lives have been shattered as a result of these senseless tragedies. Other causes of fatal car accidents include speeding, veering into another lane, failing to yield, careless or reckless driving, overcorrecting, failure to obey traffic signals and signs, swerving to avoid hitting an object in the roadway, bad weather, drowsy driving, and driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
Some of the deadliest crashes occur on congested roads, many of which have higher speed limits. These major roads and the many intersections, entrance ramps and exit ramps that connect to them can all be dangerous for drivers. But fatal crashes can also happen on rural roads and small city streets.
When a vehicle crash or collision causes a death, it can affect so many people in immeasurable ways. When a death is unexpected, or if the loss was caused by wrongdoing, recklessness or negligence, feelings of pain, anger and shock can seem overwhelming. The impact on the survivors is lifelong and can be monumental, both in terms of the emotional toll and future financial hardship.
While there is no way to put a price on a person’s life, an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you seek just compensation, hold those who are responsible accountable for your unimaginable loss, and help ensure future safety. The caring attorneys at Slack Davis Sanger can allow you to turn your focus to recovering while we handle the legal aspects. Our goal always is to help you get the closure and security you need to move forward.