Helping Families In Iowa After Fatal Car Accidents
If you have lost a family member in a fatal car accident, you need time to grieve. Unfortunately, under our civil justice system, you have a limited window of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit. To protect your rights, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible.
At Hixson & Brown, P.C. in West Des Moines, our personal injury attorneys represent family members of fatal car accident victims throughout Iowa. We are skilled trial advocates with the investigative resources needed to establish liability and document our clients’ losses.
Time Is Of The Essence After A Fatal Accident
Fatal crashes require prompt investigation. Evidence such as skid marks, vehicle damage and accident debris may be lost if not collected and preserved promptly. Statements from witnesses must be taken before their memories fade.
While money can never replace what you have lost, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can provide a measure of financial security for your family. The civil justice system can also hold the negligent party accountable.
Compensation Available After A Deadly Auto Accident
Depending on the circumstances of your case, compensation in an auto accident case of wrongful death can include:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Loss of financial support the deceased person would have provided
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of accumulation to the deceased person’s estate
- Loss of health insurance provided by the deceased person
- Loss of household services provided by the deceased person
Our law firm will provide strong representation for you in settlement negotiations and at trial if necessary. Our lawyers often work with experts such as economists and financial planners to obtain the maximum compensation for your family.