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What should I consider after a loved one’s fatal car accident?

| Sep 30, 2016 | Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

The shock and grief associated with the loss of a loved one in a Louisiana car accident is some of the greatest pain one could ever know. There could have been many potential factors that attributed to a loved one’s unexpected loss of life due to a car accident. Each case is different, however, most will consider the possibility that a driver’s negligence could have played a part. How one determines this, isn’t a one-person job.

Understanding if another driver’s negligence, or carelessness, was a factor in a loved one’s fatal accident is the first thing to determine when it comes to legality. If another driver is even partially, if not totally, responsible for a loved one’s unexpected death it can have resounding effects. Louisiana state law governs how liability and negligence is determined in fatal accidents. Understanding how to apply applicable laws is key to determining and proving fault.

Even if a driver was operating a vehicle illegally, without car insurance, it is possible for a family to turn to their own insurance company. Depending on a company’s policy it is possible that the wronged party could collect from their own insurance company under uninsured motor benefits. The majority of motorists operate motor vehicles legally, in accordance with insurance and state law. In addition to the insurance company, a personal lawsuit may also be appropriate.

In short, there are several things to consider after the death of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident. Obviously grieving and family time takes precedent, but after those immediate needs have been met, many families start asking questions. Getting answers to those questions is possible. A family can rest easy when those questions have officially been put to rest.

Source: injury.findlaw.com, “Who do I sue after a car accident?,” Accessed September 26, 2016