Protect Your Legal Rights with a Doan Law Firm Semi-truck Accident Wrongful
Like millions of people across the United States, you or members of your
family may take to the roadways during the holiday season. Unfortunately,
each year during the wintertime holidays, people from all walks of life,
in all parts of the country are injured and killed in automobile accidents
involving semi-trucks. Attorneys like the legal team at The Doan Law Office,
at (800) 349-0000, represent families of people killed in these types
As mentioned, people travel all over the country during the holiday season.
If you have had a family member killed out of state in a semi-truck accident
caused by someone else's negligence, your life understandably has
been turned upside down. You undoubtedly have a myriad of questions about
your legal rights in the aftermath of a semi accident that took the life
of a beloved family member.
Overview of Wrongful Death Claims
Legally speaking, you may be able to pursue what is known as a wrongful
death claim if you have had a family member killed in a semi-truck accident.
The laws of each individual state set forth who may bring a wrongful death claim.
You need to keep in mind that if your family member was killed in semi-truck
accident away from your home state, the laws of that state will govern
how a wrongful death claim is pursued. The laws of the state in which
a semi-truck accident occurred dictate which family member or members
can pursue a wrongful death claim.
Understanding that the laws vary from one state to another, examples of
family members who typically have the ability to bring a wrongful death
Depending on the state in which the accident occurred, other family members
may also be in a position to file a wrongful death claim associated with
a semi-truck accident. In addition, in some states, the estate of the
deceased family member is the entity that pursues a wrongful death case,
theoretically on behalf of specifically designated surviving family members.
The attorneys from The Doan Law Firm, a nationwide law firm, can assist
you in determining who can bring a wrongful death claim in a particular state.
Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
Compensation potentially available in a wrongful death case depends upon
the laws of the state in which the accident occurred, together with the
facts and circumstances surrounding the accident itself. With that said,
examples of the types of losses for which a skilled, experienced semi-truck
accident wrongful death attorney will seek financial compensation include:
- last medical bills and expenses
- funeral and burial costs
- lost income or lost support
- lost companionship
- mental anguish and emotional distress
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, you may be able
to pursue what are known as punitive or compensatory damages in a wrongful
death lawsuit brought in another state. A semi-truck accident wrongful
death lawyer from The Doan Law Firm can examine if this might be possible
in your case.
Punitive or exemplary damages represent additional financial compensation
in a wrongful death case when the conduct of the party that caused the
accident in the first instance is deemed particularly reckless of egregious.
For example, if the semi-truck driver was intoxicated at the time of the
accident, this might be deemed particularly reckless or egregious conduct
that resulted in the accident and your injuries.
Hire a Fighter: Retain a Doan Law Firm Semi-truck Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer
The Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident wrongful death attorney hotline is
staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. This includes
all major holidays. The toll free hotline number is (800) 349-0000.
A member of The Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident wrongful death attorney
team will schedule an initial consultation with you. There is no charge
for an initial consultation. The Doan Law Firm has offices located across
the United States.