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Taking legal action in Delaware after fatal car accidents

On Behalf of | Dec 15, 2016 | Car Accidents

The grieving process for Delaware residents who unexpectedly lose a loved one in a crash can last for a long time. For many people who have suffered losses in car accidents, it might seem callous to consider the long-term financial ramifications, but unfortunately, life goes on and surviving family members still have monetary needs. If the death of their loved one was due to the negligence of another, exploring the available legal remedies to help with those financial burdens would be beneficial.

Not every driver diligently obeys the traffic laws, refrains from getting distracted or drives responsibly. When those drivers are on the road, they put themselves and everyone else at risk. When bad judgment and behaviors behind the wheel lead to accidents, innocent victims can lose their lives. In the alternative, mechanical defects or issues with the design, repair or maintenance of the road could also be the cause.

Surviving family members might be able to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties believed responsible for the crash. It would be a good idea to bring in a Delaware attorney to assist and guide them through the legal process. Whether dealing with insurance companies or the courts, attempting to go it alone could jeopardize a financially secure future.

Attorneys often conduct independent investigations into the circumstances surrounding fatal car accidents. They gather as much documentation as possible such as witness statements, police reports and any other information that helps identify what party or parties bear responsibility for the death of a family’s loved one. It might also be necessary to reconstruct the accident as part of the preparation for the filing of a wrongful death claim. All of these efforts are required in order to lay the groundwork for the best chance at success. 

Source:, “Automobile Accident Wrongful Death Claims“, Accessed on Dec. 11, 2016