One of the most horrific things that can happen in the course of a lifetime is the death of a loved on in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. A common type of accident that results in fatalities involves collisions between semi-trucks and passenger automobiles.
If you have lost a family member in a commercial truck accident caused by another party's negligence, you need to understand your important legal rights and interests. You need to appreciate the importance of retaining the services of an experienced, committed commercial truck accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Firm.
You can contact our firm right now by calling our truck accident hotline at (800) 349-0000. Our truck accident injury hotline is staffed around the clock.
Who Can File a Truck Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The laws in each state set forth which family member may pursue truck accident wrongful death case. Ascertaining whether a particular family member can file a truck accident wrongful death case is a task that can best be undertaken by a skilled, experienced truck accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm. the firm maintains a truck accident hotline at (800) 349-0000 that operates all day, every day.
Although the laws on truck accident wrongful death cases vary from one state to another, examples of relatives who may be able to file a case of this nature include:
- estate of deceased
In some states, if none of these relationships exist, the law allows a family member who would inherit under the laws of that particular state to bring or pursue a truck accident wrongful death case.
Compensation in a Commercial Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case
Compensation in a truck accident wrongful death case depends upon the facts and circumstances surrounding the collision, coupled with the relationship between the family members. For example, a spouse may be entitled to compensation not available to another family member. With that noted, common types of losses for which compensation is sought in a truck accident wrongful death case include:
- last medical bills of deceased family member
- funeral and burial expenses
- loss of consortium
- loss of companionship
- loss of income or support
Punitive damages may also be available in a commercial truck accident car accident case. Punitive damages represent additional money in a wrongful death case. This compensation is awarded in wrongful death lawsuit when a determination is made that the conduct of the party that caused the accident killing a family member was particularly reckless or egregious.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise
The Doan Law Firm never charges an attorney fee in a commercial truck accident wrongful death case unless our firm obtains a favorable settlement or judgment for you. Through our contingency fee arrangement, our clients do not risk their hard-earned money when they hire us in a wrongful death case.
Retain a Doan Law Firm Commercial Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case
The first step in retaining a commercial truck accident wrongful death lawyer from our firm is scheduling an initial consultation. You can schedule an initial consultation by calling our truck accident hotline at (800) 349-0000. Our hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
You can schedule an initial consultation any time that is convenient for you. As a nationwide law firm, we have offices located from coast-to-coast. We can also meet with you at your home or any another location convenient for you. We have the ability to schedule a virtual consultation via the Internet.
During an initial consultation, a commercial truck accident lawyer from our firm will provide you with an overall case evaluation. We will answer all of your questions. There is never a fee charged for an initial consultation with a commercial truck accident wrongful death lawyer from The Doan Law Firm.