Wrongful Death in a Car Accident

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If you recently lost a friend or loved one in a Northern California car accident, you are probably in a need of concrete and reputable advice about how to collect compensation for things like:

  • The deceased's medical and surgical bills
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain & Suffering

Obviously, no amount of money can begin to replace the void in your life, but a skilled San Jose car accident attorney can help you develop a structured and principled plan to hold negligent drivers accountable and allow you and your family to receive the resources you need to start rebuilding your lives.

Contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP today at (800) 900-0863.

Examples of Wrongful Death on the Road

There are multiple causes for wrongful death in a car accident, including:

  • Fatigued truck driver goes out of control – Thanks in part to the deregulation of the trucking industry, many truckers on Northern California roads these days are working incredibly long hours under high stress. A trucker forced to cut corners may ingest methamphetamine to keep going. Drugs aren't a substitute for a good night's rest, and an overtaxed trucker might literally fall asleep at the wheel, blasting through a red light and smashing into oncoming traffic, thereby causing a fatal accident.
  • Defective tires or brakes causing / contributing to a fatal injury – We trust that our cars will protect us during times of peril. But mechanical parts can break down during the worst moments and cause serious and even fatal injuries. For instance, a motorist driving a car with a defective air bag may go over a bump on the highway, which sets off the air bag. Unable to see, the driver swerves into the opposite lane of traffic and gets into a head-on collision, killing another driver. In this instance, the manufacturer, designer, or installer of the defective air bag could be held liable.
  • Poor or confusing signage leading to a tragic, fatal crash – We've all been in situations where ambiguous road signage has led to dangerous hesitation. Does the white line indicate a new lane of traffic or just an emergency lane? Is that ramp an emergency exit ramp or a ramp that's closed for construction?

Unfortunately, sometimes poor road engineering, signage, and construction errors cause or contribute to fatal accidents. Our wrongful death lawyers can help build a case based on the details of your case and help you hold the liable party responsible!

Assistance with Your Car Accident Wrongful Death Case

In the days and weeks following the accident, chances are your mind will be on taking care of your family, healing and dealing with immediate logistical concerns. The last thing you want to engage in is a heated court battle. But if you wait too long to get an attorney to review your case, you could lose important evidence. You may find it much harder to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Look to our compassionate, resourceful, and battle-proven San Jose CA car accident wrongful death attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. To get a free case evaluation regarding your car accident, call (800) 900-0863.

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