If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you are grieving and could be facing a myriad of financial losses that you never expected. Unfortunately, fatal car accidents are frequently accompanied by medical bills, funeral costs and other expenses associated with end-of-life care. For many Oklahoma families left behind, it is reasonable to consider seeking compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Filing a civil claim after a fatal car accident may be appropriate if the accident was caused by a drunk driving, speeding, distraction, faulty car parts, dangerous road conditions or other reckless or negligent behaviors. There may be grounds for legal action, even if the victims and family members believe that there is not enough proof to build a strong case. An experienced lawyer can gather the appropriate evidence and determine what legal options are available.
Financial compensation may be granted to cover funeral costs, loss of income, expected future earnings, emotional distress and more. The amount of restitution sought will be based on the individual circumstances of the case and the individual situation of the claimants. When it comes to the civil claims process, a person always has a higher chance of success when they have the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.
The loss of a loved is terrible, and no amount of money can undo what has been done. However, wrongful death compensation can go a long way toward helping an Oklahoma family recover from their monetary losses and rebuild their lives. You do not have to navigate these circumstances alone; contact our office to learn how we can help.