Coping with the loss of a loved one in a car crash
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Coping with the loss of a loved one in a car crash

| Apr 29, 2020 | Firm News

It is never easy to deal with the loss of a loved one to an event that was unforeseen and unwarranted, and especially if it was because of the negligence on someone else’s part in a car accident. Matters tend to be worse of that loved was the family’s breadwinner. In such cases, the emotional losses are compounded by financial losses that often leave the survivors grappling to bring their lives back on track.

In Missouri and the rest of the country, motor vehicle accidents cause a large number of deaths every year. In many of those crashes, investigators discover that the crash was the result of negligence on part of a particular driver and the other victims were innocent. Some examples of such negligence would include speeding, aggressive driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In other words, it can be said that many fatal car crashes are a result of utter disregard for traffic laws by some drivers.

Fortunately, laws in Missouri and across the United States offer relief for families of the victims of fatal motor vehicle accidents in which another driver was at fault. The relief is in the form of monetary compensation on the grounds of expenditure on medical treatment after the accident, funeral expenses, lost wages, the victim’s pain and suffering prior to death and the family’s loss of companionship.

However, initiating a legal action—a wrongful death claim—that is backed by experienced representation is often a challenge for families in the immediate aftermath of the loss. At Ryan R. Cox & Associates, we understand how emotionally devastating it can be for the survivors at this sensitive juncture of the lives. Therefore, we make sure that while the survivors gradually come to terms with the reality, we prepare their case and pit in our best efforts to help them obtain an adequate compensation for their losses.