What Types of Accidents Can Result in Wrongful Deaths?

by Staff Blogger | August 29th, 2019

Many types of accidents have the potential to seriously injure or even kill innocent victims. When injuries occur, victims can often file compensation claims to recover damages for their medical bills and lost wages. When accidents result in death, surviving family members can also file compensation claims for similar expenses, as well as funeral costs, loss of companionship, and more.

There are many types of accidents that can lead to wrongful death claims, including:

  • Auto accidents—When drivers are negligent, they can cause crashes that may result in serious injuries to other drivers and their passengers. Car accidents are among the top cause of accidental deaths in the U.S., and they’re often the result of careless driving habits.
  • Motorcycle accidents—Drivers are supposed to be on the lookout for motorcyclists on Virginia’s roadways. But drivers don’t always pay close attention to their surroundings. When they don’t scan the road for oncoming vehicles, including motorcycles, they can cause fatal accidents.
  • Truck accidents—Big trucks can be extremely dangerous when they’re involved in crashes with passenger vehicles. That’s because semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and are dozens of feet in length. Multiple parties can be held liable after fatal truck accidents, including drivers, companies, owners, and other motorists.

Those are just a few examples of accidents that can result in deaths and potential wrongful death claims. If your loved one was killed in an accident that was caused by another person’s or party’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Roanoke wrongful death lawyers at Skolrood Law Firm today for a free consultation.