Has Your Loved One Passed From a Wrongful Death?
Professional trucking is a dangerous job. Truckers drive billions of miles each year on dangerous highways where the risk of death is always present. Sadly, hundreds of truckers die each year in highway accidents and while loading, unloading, or maintaining their trucks. The unexpected death of a loved one is a tragic event. Money cannot replace the life of a loved one, but money can provide the trucker’s family with financial security in the future. If you’ve lost a trucker in what you believe to be a wrongful death incident, you should speak to an attorney specialized in the trucking industry about your legal options as soon as you can.
Taking Legal Action After a Trucker’s Wrongful Death
If the death occurred as a result of a work related accident, the trucker’s family may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are paid whether or not the employer was at fault (or negligent) for causing the death.
If the death was caused by the negligence of someone other than the trucker’s employer, the law allows the trucker’s family to recover monetary damages in a lawsuit known as a “wrongful death” action. Wrongful death actions may be brought where the death occurred as result of a highway accident, medical negligence, unsafe products, unsafe property, or any other circumstance where someone was negligent.
Representing Truckers’ Families in Wrongful Death Claims
In addition to compensating the victim’s family, a wrongful death lawsuit helps to make unsafe companies and individuals act in a safe and more responsible manner to prevent tragedies in the future. There is a clear statute of limitations for wrongful death claims and for other claims, so you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, contact us today at 417-323-2889 (417-323-2889) or email us at [email protected] for more information on how we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. There is no cost or obligation for your consultation