The Accident Lawyers Network Blog
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
2012 Sees More Motor Vehicle Fatalities
According to preliminary statics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatal auto accidents during the first nine months of 2012 were up 7.1 percent from the same period in 2011.
From January to September in 2012, the NHTSA reports 25,580 people were fatally injured in auto accidents. During this same time-frame in 2011, 23,884 people were fatally injured in similar accidents. The NHTSA further reports that total miles driven in 2012 were up only .6 percent from 2011, making it clear that the increase in fatal accidents did not correspond to a substantial increase in motor vehicle traffic.
Know Your Rights
When you lose a loved one in an auto accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. The best way to understand your rights is to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney.
Your wrongful death attorney will be able to investigate your loved one’s passing and identify all liable parties. He or she will use this information to build a case on your behalf to seek damages such as:
· End of life medical and funeral expenses
· Projected lost wages and financial contributions
· Loss of a loved one
· Emotional duress
Losing a loved one to in an auto accident can have both profound emotional and financial consequences. Your wrongful death attorney will help support your family through this difficult period and fight for the justice you deserve.
If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, please contact the Accident Lawyers Network to find an experienced wrongful death attorney in your area today.
posted by Neil at 7:44 AM
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