Car accidents can claim lives. These fatal accidents rip loved ones away from their family members. When the person who was killed was the supporter of a family, the family has to deal with the emotional impact, as well as the devastating economic impact of the loss. That can make life more difficult than what might occur if they only had to deal with the emotional loss.

When you lose a loved one in an accident that was the result of negligence or recklessness of another person, you have the legal right to seek compensation. This is done through a wrongful death lawsuit. We discussed some basic points about wrongful death lawsuits in our previous blog post. Those points are only the tip of the iceberg. There are other factors to consider when you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

The exact factors that we will have to think about will depend on the circumstances of the case. The cause of the crash is one factor. For example, if a person was killed by an accident caused by one of Ford’s faulty door latches, the defendant in the case wouldn’t likely be the driver. Instead, the defendant might be Ford.

There are several people and parties that might be held accountable for a fatal accident. The key in a wrongful death claim is to figure out who those defendants should be so that we can include them. Once we know who to list there, we can determine what types of compensation and in what amounts we should seek. After that, we work on building the rest of the case that can help you avenge your loved one’s death.