Car accidentshappen every day.
If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to drive away from the scene of the accident and get your car repaired, suffering no personal injuries from the collision.
However, in a small number of cases, someone ends up seriously injured or even dies.
If a loved one was killed in a car accident, you probably have many questions. Many people are worried about how they will support themselves financially, especially if their spouse has died.
This is where a wrongful death car accident lawsuit comes in.
As experienced attorneys, we have helped many grieving family members receive compensation after the death of a loved one in a car crash.
Proving a Wrongful Death Car Accident Case
To receive compensation, you will need to prove that the crash was more than accidental.
Instead, you need to show that the crash was caused by a driver’s negligence or recklessness.
There are many examples of negligent driving, including:
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Running a red light
- Drifting into oncoming traffic
- Failing to use mirrors when passing or backing up
- Driving while distracted
- Using a cell phone or smartphone while driving
Aggressive driving also includes:
- Illegally passing
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Engaging in any risky behavior
If the motorist who caused the accident was negligent or reckless, you can hold them responsible for your loved one’s death by bringing an appropriate wrongful death car accident lawsuit.
If you win your case, the at-fault driver will need to pay compensation in the form of money damages. Our clients have successfully received damages for the following:
- The loss of comfort or care
- The loss of companionship or society
- Pain and suffering for losing a loved one
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost wages that your loved one would have earned had he or she lived
- Any pain and suffering your loved one endured before passing
Because every case is different, it is hard to judge ahead of time how much compensation you might be able to receive. Meet with an experienced Wyoming wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to review your case.
The personal representative for your loved one’s estate must bring the lawsuit in court, and this person has a limited amount of time to do so. Under Wyoming law, the personal representative only has 2 years from the time of death to file. If they miss that deadline, then a judge will dismiss the case and you will not be able to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible or receive compensation.
Meet with a Wrongful Death Attorney at Platte River Injury Law Today
Wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and have many wrinkles that can’t be adequately covered here.
To fully understand your rights to compensation, please schedule a free consultation with Platte River Injury Law today.
We understand the wrongful death process inside and out and can analyze whether you have a valid legal claim. Meet with us today by calling 307-224-9378.