Wrongful Death in a Car Accident
Trusted San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys – Call Us Today at (800) 900-0863
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
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.