When a person dies as a result of a car accident, two types of claims can
be brought. The person’s family members may bring a wrongful death
lawsuit to seek a recovery for the damages that they have suffered, including
the loss of love and companionship of their loved one and loss of that
person's income too.
Also, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate may bring
a survival claim on behalf of the deceased. The survival claim covers
the pain and mental anguish that the deceased endured from the time of
accident until death, the cost of medical expenses, and the funeral expenses.
If you have specific questions about a potential wrongful death or survival
claim, feel free to call my office at (619) 956-9555 or submit your question
online evaluation form.