Five Reasons You Have A Right To Persue A Wrongful Death Claim After Halloween
Halloween is one time of year when, unfortunately many accidents happen that could result in a death, especially of young children. Here are five situations in which you will have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim:
- Negligent Driver Killed Pedestrian: Whether it was your child who was hit by a negligent driver or another adult family member, you have a right to pursue a wrongful death claim against that driver. This is one time of year when drivers need to be extra cautious when driving through neighborhoods and unfortunately, these precautions aren't often taken. It's important to get the license plate number of the driver and their insurance information if they do pull over. Of course, in this unfortunate situation collecting this information is almost impossible, so calling the police is the best option.
- Drinking and Driving: Drinking and driving is also more common this time of year and drunk drivers often are involved in fatal car accidents. This definitely leads to the right in perusing a wrongful death claim.
- Driving at Night: There are many people who shouldn't be driving at night simply because their eyesight is failing. However, many people risk it this time of year in order to get to family, friends, and back home from wherever they were for the night. If the driver seemed to be driving the speed limit and not drinking, then requesting an eyesight test to be done is important. Your wrongful death attorney can do this for you.
- Homeowners Property is Not Safe: This is a trickier one and you won't always have a wrongful death claim on your hands, however, you might if this person willingly opened the door to give candy knowing that children would be walking up and down their yard. If your child was hit by a tree that has fallen or killed in any other way from something on the property, you will want to contact a wrongful death attorney right away since you might have a case on your hands.
These are just four reasons why you might have a wrongful death case on your hands. If you still aren't sure, it's better safe than sorry by contacting a wrongful death attorney for a consultation. This is the best way to ensure that the death of a person you loved will not go uncompensated for if it was the fault of another person.
30 December 2017