Tragically, many accidents result in wrongful death. If the accident was caused by someone else's carelessness, then you may be able to pursue compensation for your loss with a wrongful death claim. To learn more, and for a free case evaluation with an experienced and aggressive Louisville and Jeffersonville accident lawyer, please call the Karl Truman Law Office at (502) 222-2222.

Common Causes of Auto Accident Fatalities

Catastrophic accident injuries to the brain, head, neck and spine can easily result in death during or immediately after an accident. Fatal accidents happen every day, and some of the common causes of these accidents are:

  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of prescription medications or illicit drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Using a cellphone or another electronic device while driving
  • Reckless driving

When a deadly accident is caused by someone else's negligence, your grief is only made worse by the anger and frustration you may be feeling. A preventable accident is a tragic thing indeed. You deserve the opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable and to get the compensation you need to begin healing and moving past this tragedy.

Potential Damages in a Fatal Accident Case

In your case, compensatory damages may be awarded for the following things and for other things:

  • Deceased's medical bills
  • Funeral and other end-of-life expenses
  • Loss of deceased's earnings, wages, savings, benefits and other financial contributions
  • Loss of companionship and guidance

If the person who caused the accident acted in an especially heinous or deplorable manner, then punitive damages may be awarded as well. Punitive damages are typically required to punish the wrongdoer and to prevent future wrongdoing.

The only way to know if you can pursue compensation for the death of your loved one is to speak to our experienced accident lawyers today. We can determine if you have a case and we can explain all of your options moving forward. Our lawyers have extensive experience with wrongful death laws as they pertain to the states of Indiana and Kentucky, and we know how to navigate the complex issues of liability.

To find out if you have a case, please call the experienced Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN accident lawyers at the Karl Truman Law Office at (502) 222-2222.