Fatal Head-on Collisions
One of the most dangerous types of accidents is the head-on collision. Unfortunately, head-on collisions often result in serious injuries or even fatalities to those who have been involved. If you have lost a loved one to a fatal head-on collision and believe that the other party who caused the accident was liable for their death, it is advisable to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as you can.
The Process of a Wrongful Death Claim after a Head-on Collision
When someone you care for has been killed in a head-on collision, and another party is at-fault for the accident, it can be devastating and confusing to determine what steps to take next.
- Speak to an attorney – One of the first calls that you make should be to speak with a skilled wrongful death lawyer. Navigating the process of a wrongful death claim can be emotionally challenging, and your attorney can help with every step of the way.
- Determining wrongful death – Your attorney will listen to the details of the head-on collision. If there is reason to believe that the head-on collision was caused by another person’s negligence, it might make sense to proceed with a wrongful death claim.
- Research and investigation – Collecting information to support a wrongful death claim often requires research and investigating the details of the head-on collision. This might include speaking with those who witnessed the accident, visiting the scene of the head-on collision, and obtaining a copy of the official police accident report to review who the officers determined to be at-fault for the accident.
- Calculating the potential damages – The relatives of the deceased are often entitled to collect damages in the event of their loved one’s wrongful death. These damages could include but are not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of wages
- Loss of potential future income
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to property
- Litigation and Negotiation – Before a case goes to trial, there is typically an attempt to settle outside of court. This often involves meeting with the other party’s attorney and discussing the strength of your case. If the other party agrees to settle before bringing the case to trial, they might make an offer to compensate for the damages due. Your attorney will evaluate the offer and, if needed, make a counteroffer to account for the total damages that are related to the wrongful death claim. If no agreement can be achieved, the case will move on to a trial before a judge and jury.
Speak with a Round Rock Wrongful Death Lawyer Today!
The team at Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC, is dedicated to helping the survivors of those who were killed in a fatal head-on collision accident. We are dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights for just compensation in the event of a fatal accident. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case, so don’t hesitate to reach out as soon as possible. Call us today at (512) 766-4529 or contact us online to learn more about our services and how we can help you navigate the legal process.