We all rely on our vehicles to get us everywhere today, so we take care of them, and ourselves while driving. Unfortunately, sometimes, no matter how hard we try to be safe, serious car accidents happen. When a car crash happens, even if no one is hurt or the injuries are minor, there is a lot to think about.
- Contacting insurance
- Getting the car fixed
- Arranging for a car rental or other transportation
- Paying deductibles
- Attending medical appointments
- Going to physical therapy
- Picking up medications
- Filling out paperwork
- Missing work
- Managing home chores
All these things are difficult and can be challenging, but none of these tasks compare, none of them are more tragic, or overwhelming, than when a loved one is killed in that car crash. When we lose a family member in a car accident, we must somehow manage our grief while we deal with paperwork and appointments. On top of the shock of our sudden loss, we have to plan for our loved one’s funeral and manage their estate. Sometimes, we have to speak to police about whether charges will be filed against the driver of the car that caused the crash.
Losing a loved one because someone was careless behind the wheel is devastating. It is understandable why family members of victims of catastrophic car crashes want to seek justice for their loss.
An Experienced Seattle Wrongful Death Attorney Could Help
The best place to turn when you lose a loved one in a car crash is an experienced Seattle wrongful death attorney. We previously explored the right to file a lawsuit in a wrongful death case. A car crash attorney can help you determine if your familial relationship qualifies you for a wrongful death suit against the person who caused the crash that killed your loved one. In addition, the lawyer can review all of the auto insurance policies involved and determine what kind of compensation might be available to your family.
Preparing Your Case
In preparing for your case, your lawyer will gather all necessary information and evidence. This will include:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Accident reconstruction reports and expert witnesses
- Any available video from cars or road cameras
- Phone records to see if the other driving was texting
- The involved cars’ black box data recorders
- Proof of income information for your loved one
- Tax records
- Employment information
- And more
All of this information helps prove who is responsible for the crash, but also helps establish the value of the case for settlement discussions or to help the jury make a decision in a trial.
Let Us Assist You
The shock of the sudden loss of a loved one can be incapacitating. As wrongful death car crash attorneys, we are here to take the burden of a potential lawsuit off the family. We handle the paperwork, gathering the evidence, dealing with the insurance companies, and fighting on your behalf.
Our Seattle, Washington law firm is committed to being here for your family through this tragic and troubling time. Our job is to help you by being compassionate and understanding while we seek justice on your behalf. Our goal is to allow you and your family to focus on recovery, both physically and emotionally, while we deal with overbearing and insensitive insurance companies on your behalf.
If you have lost a loved one due to a car crash in the Seattle area, the right time to contact us is now. We are here to help.