Fatal Truck Accidents: Taking Care of Those Left Behind

smashed car rear ending a truck

Truck accidents create tremendous physical forces that the human body was never designed to endure. Often, the aftermath is devastating, with victims suffering from catastrophic injuries or perishing. Those left behind must suffer from their grief, pick up the pieces of their lives, and try to move forward. While nothing can undo this pain, wrongful death claims can provide financial compensation.

Wrongful Death Claims

If a person is killed due to the negligence or recklessness of another, their loved ones have a legal right to pursue a wrongful death claim for damages against those responsible. This right is statutorily granted to heirs of the decedent in the following order of priority: the surviving spouse, children, and then parents.

Specifically, the surviving heir may pursue damages for medical expenses accumulated before the decedent’s death, for funeral expenses, and for “grief or sorrow, loss of probable support, companionship, society, comfort, and consortium”. Also, the heirs can seek damages for the pain, suffering, or disfigurement of the decedent. The compensation available through a wrongful death claim may be significant and offer substantial financial relief to the surviving heir.

Treating Clients as People and Not Cases

At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P., we have a track record of success and have obtained millions of dollars in damages on behalf of our clients. Despite our success, we have remained an intentionally small law firm so that we can stay focused on individual clients. Our attorneys believe that small caseloads afford us the time to look our clients in the eye and listen to them, and to provide compassionate, responsive representation.

We appreciate the gravity of every wrongful death claim we are consulted about. We understand the emotions and vulnerability that clients feel. We, therefore, pride ourselves in going above and beyond to make these individuals feel heard, feel like they have a fighter in their corner, and feel like they have been provided all of the information they need to make confident legal decisions.

Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Will Fight for You

If your spouse or child has been killed in a truck accident, you need a wrongful death attorney who will fight for your significant legal rights. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our nationally-recognized attorneys can help you pursue maximum compensation against those responsible. Our attorneys are smart, proven, and members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Let us fight for you. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.

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