Protecting The Rights Of Victims’ Families After Fatal Auto Accidents
According to the California Highway Patrol, more than 3,100 deaths from motor vehicle accidents occur each year. The unexpected loss of a loved one due to a car crash can be extremely difficult for families.
Seeking out legal counsel is not the first thing most people think of after a tragedy. However, the other driver and his or her insurance company will likely start forming a defense strategy quickly. At the Law Offices of Michael R. Kaiser, our attorneys help our clients understand and deal with the legal implications of a fatal auto accident so that they can focus on healing emotionally.
How Our Experience Can Help You
We have over 40 years of experience helping accident victims and their families and know firsthand that insurance companies respond to hard evidence and not merely threats of lawsuits. We help our clients by conducting a thorough investigation of the accident to determine what factors may have played a role and who is potentially liable.
We are skilled at handling wrongful death claims. As a former insurance defense attorney and experience personal injury litigator, Palm Springs attorney Michael Kaiser knows how to get the attention of insurance companies and assemble a case to maximize your recovery.
Clients who have used our firm by are comforted by regular status updates and a highly responsive team. We are sensitive to the pain and uncertainty our clients experience when a loved one has been killed in a car accident.
How Compensation Can Help
In addition to feeling the psychological strain of losing someone close to them, many victims’ families also find themselves struggling financially following a fatal accident. Unfortunately, having insurance does not guarantee that every expense will be covered. Receiving compensation can help to cover things like funeral expenses and medical costs that were incurred prior to the victim’s passing. If the deceased was the breadwinner for the family, a recovery can also help make up for lost income.
Did Negligence Play A Role In The Accident?
While some crashes are truly unfortunate accidents, many are often caused by a driver engaging in a risky behavior. Some common examples include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Using social media
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
A driver may also be negligent if they violate the rules of the road such as failing to yield or stop when required. Our lawyers will work to identify what behaviors were involved and use them to strengthen our case against the insurance company.
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