Wrongful Death Resulting From An Auto Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accidents represent the leading cause of wrongful death for every age from 3 to 33. In 2005 alone, 43,443 Americans died in an estimated 6,159,000 police-reported auto accidents; passenger vehicle occupants accounted for 84 percent of this figure.
No amount of money can fill the void left after the loss of a loved one. However, some financial reparations can help support grieving family members. At Mitchell & Shapiro, our car accident and wrongful death lawyers serve Metro Atlanta and Georgia clients statewide. Since the firm’s establishment in 1997, we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients; our wrongful death lawyers can help you too. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or pedestrian accident, our car accident attorneys can help. Contact the Atlanta, Georgia law office of Mitchell & Shapiro to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.
Auto Accidents And Wrongful Death
According to the NHTSA, 43 percent of car accident fatalities in 2005 occurred during single-vehicle crashes. Another 43 percent occurred in multiple-vehicle crashes. The other 14 percent of wrongful deaths involved pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and other non-motorists. Common car accident wrongful death causes include:
- Impaired motorists / drunk driving
- Automotive defects – seatbelts, tires, airbags, etc.
- Driver distraction
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Driver inexperience
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your claim, if another’s negligence contributed to your loved one’s death, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If successful, our car accident and wrongful death lawyers – serving Atlanta and Georgia clients statewide – can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost wages
- Lost benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Psychological trauma
- Pain and suffering
Contact Our Car Accident / Wrongful Death Lawyers in Atlanta
If you have lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s negligent or reckless actions, contact the Atlanta, Georgia auto accident and wrongful death lawyers at Mitchell & Shapiro. Serving clients in Fulton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, and victims statewide, we will carefully evaluate your claim and help you achieve full compensation for the emotional devastation and financial hardship caused by the wrongful death of a loved one.