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Can a fatal car accident be a wrongful death case?

There are over 200 million licensed drivers in the U.S. alone. That is a lot of traffic and creates the potential for fatal accidents. All sorts of dangerous behaviors from drinking to texting are responsible for causing injuries and deaths to thousands each year.

Fatal accidents due to the negligent behavior of a driver are considered wrongful death cases. Whether the negligent driver is operating a car, truck, boat or semi, unsafe driving practices that lead to death fall under this category. With the average American spending more than 5 percent of their lives driving, it is no wonder so many drivers try to make the most of this time by multitasking. Eating, drinking, talking and texting are all behaviors that some drivers engage in every day. Unfortunately paying anything less than 100 percent of your attention to the road makes you, not only dangerous but if in an accident, negligent as well.

In the event a negligent driver causes an accident that leads to death, a wrongful death case may be made by the surviving family. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the family's attorney to prove wrongful death by negligence. If found guilty of wrongful death due to negligence, the consequences can be severe.

If you or someone you love has been impacted by a negligent driver, you may have a wrongful death case. An evaluation by one of our trusted injury attorneys will help you decide if the case of wrongful death can and should be made.

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