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Who can file a wrongful death claim?

According to estimates from the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people died nationwide in traffic crashes last year.

Deaths due to car accidents are on the rise. In 2015, road fatalities were up 10.5 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the biggest increase in half a century. They were up another 5.5 percent last year.

What’s to blame for deaths due to car accidents being on the rise?

While vehicles and roads are becoming safer, fatal car accidents are on the rise.

What’s the blame for fatal car accidents?

Cars now have airbags and structural improvements, and our roads are heavily regulated by the government.

The fact is most fatal car crashes involve bad driver behavior. Almost every fatal crash can be prevented by drivers making better choices.

Not texting and driving.  Not drinking and driving.  Not speeding.

Protecting your family after a fatal car accident

If your loved one was a victim of fatal car accident, then contact our office to discuss who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your family.

Typically, parents, surviving spouses, and dependent children may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim depending on the circumstances. Normally the plaintiff is the estate of the decedent.

Our attorneys can assist you and the surviving family members in setting up the necessary estate that would allow the family to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Contact the Law Office of Ross W. Albers for a free consultation

If you’ve recently been involved in an accident in Maryland the legal team at The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers is here for you.

We handle automobile related accidents and have years of experience. Working with us can give you the peace of mind you need following an accident.

If you are in need of a lawyer following an accident or injury, give The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers a call today!

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