How to Gather Effective Evidence in a Fatal Car Accident Case

wrongful_death_compensationThe sudden loss of a family member is difficult enough without the immediate financial difficulties that come with it. Bill collectors and landlords won't wait for you to grieve before collecting their debts, which may include medical care incurred by your loved one after the accident. If you're in this situation, it's crucial to seek the advice of an attorney as quickly as possible.

An experienced wrongful death lawyer can take care of debts and finances related to your loss, and collect evidence that will help you succeed in your car accident case.

What Evidence Can Help a Florida Car Accident Case?

In order to get compensation for the untimely loss of a loved one, a grieving family member has to prove that someone was at fault and that the death caused significant monetary losses. This is done by providing evidence that plainly draws a line from the negligent person’s actions to the loved one’s death.

The evidence collected should provide clear proof of:

  • Fault. Anyone from drivers to government agencies can be held liable for causing a car accident. Your attorney should determine whose negligence is to blame for the crash, and whether more than on party may be responsible. This can include subpoenaing surveillance images from traffic or parking lot cameras; requesting the phone records of a driver on a cell phone at the time of the crash; and preventing insurance companies, commercial entities, and drivers from destroying evidence related to the crash.
  • Extent of damage. Once fault is established, you'll need to show how the accident directly resulted in fatal consequences. This can be done by gathering evidence from the scene, such as taking pictures of skid marks, road hazards, or road signs; hiring accident reconstruction specialists; and showing pictures of the damage done to the vehicle or even physical items that were damaged in the crash.
  • Degree of loss. A death in the family does not just cost the survivors at the time of loss, but also continues to deprive the family of financial support for years into the future. An attorney can help tally how much you and your family suffering as a result of lost wages, bonuses, possible future income, and other benefits.

The sooner this process begins, the greater the chances of success for your wrongful death claim. If you or someone in your family suffered a fatal injury in a crash, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Simply fill out the quick contact form on this page today to schedule your free case evaluation.

 

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