Morton Grove Wrongful Death Attorneys
In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed over 33,500 fatal car accidents in the United States, and 134 of those were Chicago fatal car accidents. Reports indicate that the four-year average for 2009 through 2012 is 33,230, and estimates for 2013 and 2014 show that, nationwide, the fatal car accident statistics remain steady. When a driver who is engaging in negligent or reckless behavior causes a fatality, the law defines the event as a wrongful death.
Speeding and drunk driving were the two primary causes of fatal car accidents, accounting for two-thirds of the deaths. Sadly, every one of these 20,541 fatalities could have been prevented if drivers had behaved responsibly. Morton Grove wrongful death attorneys provide legal support for families of their victims.
Chicago Fatal Car Accident Lawyers
Although no amount of money can bring back a loved one, the damage from the accident, medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering and even the loss of an income have the potential to financially devastate a family. However, the sudden nature of fatal car accidents often leaves grieving family members unable to cope with the task of holding the wrongdoer responsible for the devastation.
To win a wrongful death lawsuit, there must be proof that negligent behavior caused the accident. In some cases, the fault may lie with the manufacturer of the automobile due to a defective design, or a part that fails such as an ignition switch. If the process of establishing guilt is not begun at once, some evidence may not be recoverable at a later date. A wrongful death attorney knows how to collect the information necessary to protect the victim’s loved ones from further loss, whether that loss occurs due to fatal car accidents, fatal truck accidents or fatal medical errors.
The person or company at fault must have insurance or assets that satisfy the claim. When auto insurance does not cover the costs, an accident attorney may find other assets, such as a homeowner’s policy or business insurance, which can fulfill the financial requirements.
The law provides for families who have lost a loved one due to the negligent behavior of another. If you have experienced a loss in a car accident, contact the attorneys at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates, (312) 726-1021, to schedule a free consultation.