Auto accidents are a terrible occurrence, but when it involves serious injury or a fatality, it is absolutely devastating for everyone involved. Our Parkersburg wrongful death attorneys have the experience needed to help families who have suffered from a loss. To schedule your no-cost wrongful death case review, contact our practice at 304-865-8530.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that in 2013 there were 32,719 people killed in auto accidents. Though still a drop in percentage from recent years, the numbers are still staggering.
Some of the most common causes of car crash fatalities include:
- Drowsy driving
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Aggressive driving or speeding
- Dangerous road conditions
- Careless driving
- Defective vehicles or components
These factors are highly preventable, which is what makes these accidents caused by them even more tragic. If you lose a loved one because of a careless driver, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic compensation.
Families of those who are killed in a car accident may be able to pursue compensation in a wrongful death claim. In these types of cases, you may be entitled to economic and non-ecomomic compensatory damages for things such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost financial contributions, emotional loss, as well as the pain and suffering of the victim.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident in West Virginia or Ohio, please contact Jim Leach, Attorneys at Law, LC by calling 304-865-8530 to schedule your no-cost Parkersburg wrongful death consultation today.