Every case is different. Settlements and verdicts in all cases depend on various factors and circumstances which are unique to each individual case. Past case results are not a guarantee or prediction of similar results in future cases.

Fatal Car Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 30,000 fatal car accidents occurred in the United States in the year 2011, resulting in more than 32,000 deaths. These fatalities included:

  • Drivers
  • Passengers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicyclists

Like most car wrecks, fatal car accidents are usually caused by human error. Common reasons for fatal traffic collisions include:

  • Distracted driving (texting, etc.)
  • Driving under the influence
  • Fatigued driving
  • Defective auto parts
  • Poorly constructed / maintained roads

While some crashes may be the result of unavoidable weather conditions, many are caused by carelessness and negligence. If your loved one's death was caused by another's irresponsible actions, you may be able to sue the responsible party for your loved one's suffering, along with the following damages:

  • Loss of care, if he / she provided your income
  • Loss of future income
  • Sorrow and lost companionship
  • Burial and funeral expenses

At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C., we believe that accident victims and their families should be compensated for their losses if their loved one was taken from them as a result of the negligence of another. To learn more about your legal options available in these situations, including wrongful death claims and survival actions in Virginia contact us.

Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney from CSCS

Financial compensation can never replace a loved one, but it can help you find peace of mind about the future and your finances. Find closure and seek compensation by calling our Northern Virginia office today at (703) 934-1083 to schedule a free case consultation. Our office is located at:

5673 Columbia Pike
Suite 101
Falls Church, VA 22041

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