Highway crashes are among the most devastating types of accidents. The victims who survive are often saddled with astronomical medical costs, lost income from missed work, unwavering physical agony, and the emotional burden of coping with a traumatic event. Should the victim not make it through, the victim’s loved ones are left to deal with unspeakable pain.
If an accident claimed the life of someone you love, you should know that you’re not alone. A car accident lawyer at Morgan & Morgan may be able help you recover financial compensation. Although nothing can take away your anguish, we can help you make ends meet in the most difficult of times.
How Highway Accidents Happen
Highway accidents typically occur due to driver negligence. For example, the driver may have been:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Driving distracted (texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the GPS, or eating)
- Operating a vehicle over the speed limit
- Behind the wheel for an extended period of time without rest
- Driving recklessly by changing lanes too quickly or driving aggressively
- Tailgating or engaging in other forms of road rage
Unfortunately, these accidents can lead to devastating injuries such as head trauma, internal bleeding, broken bones, post-traumatic stress, paralysis, and death.
How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help
If you’re the loved one of someone who lost their life in an auto accident, a Morgan & Morgan attorney may be able to help you recover damages with a wrongful death suit. These lawsuits are intended to restore financial stability for the victim’s loved ones — the goal being to return them to the financial position they were in prior to the tragedy.
Wrongful deaths occur when recklessness, negligence, or deliberate behavior led to a fatality. The laws vary from state to state; however, if you are a family member, spouse, life partner, child, or financial dependent of the deceased, you may be eligible to file a claim with their insurance company, the at-fault driver’s insurance company, or the at-fault driver. In doing so, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Medical bills for emergency services provided to the deceased
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Loss of consortium for the spouse or life partner
- Loss of companionship for family members
Contact Morgan & Morgan
In three decades, Morgan & Morgan has grown from a small family firm in Orlando, Florida, to a national law firm of 500-plus plaintiffs’ attorneys. All the while, we’ve remained a family organization and have treated our clients as such. Whether you were injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, we understand that you’re going through an incredibly difficult time. Rest assured, we can handle every step of the process while you focus on healing. Don’t fight the insurance company alone — contact Morgan & Morgan. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning there’s no upfront cost, and we get paid only if we win. Join the Morgan & Morgan family: Fill out a free case evaluation now.