Fatal Auto Accidents
Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic event, even if it’s only a fender bender. Unfortunately, however, many car accidents in the United States are much more serious than that. According to FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System), 34,017 people died in auto accidents in 2008. While much is being done to make roadways safer for all of us, this number is still too high. More is needed to keep our loved ones safe.
At the nationwide offices of The Cochran Firm, we are committed to upholding the standards of excellence set forth by our Founder, the late Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. We represent our clients fully and to the best of our abilities so that every American can enjoy a safer future.
What Causes Fatal Auto Accidents
Can you imagine living life without an automobile or public transportation? Every day, we climb onto buses or hop into our cars and trucks. Often, we arrive at our destinations without incident.
Sometimes auto accidents happen, and people lose their lives. In fact, someone dies in an auto accident approximately every 12 minutes in the United States.
Common causes of auto accidents include:
- Driver distraction
- Driver impairment due to drugs or alcohol
- Poor weather or road conditions
- Mechanical failure
Fatal Auto Accident Claims
Aside from the pain and suffering of losing a loved one, you may face mountains of paperwork, vehicle or other property damage, and endless conversations with insurance companies.
Relying upon a skilled auto accident attorney is the best way to protect your rights when a fatal auto accident happens to someone you love. At The Cochran Firm, we will conduct a proper investigation into your wrongful death case to get you the compensation you deserve.
Fatal Auto Accident?
Be Careful with Your Insurance Company
Most insurance companies do not want to pay claims. They use various methods to avoid paying at all or pay a reduced amount of money, even though you have worked hard to pay your coverage premiums.
Even though your insurance representative is cordial and understanding about the loss of your loved one, remember this: the insurance company’s main goal is to settle the matter quickly; often, for far less compensation than you or your family deserves.
Doesn’t it make sense to protect your full legal rights? Obtain the financial recovery you are entitled to by talking with the nation’s most knowledgeable legal resource: your Cochran Firm attorney.