This And That About Washington D.C. Auto Accident Deaths
Car crashes are nasty events that fail to offer any forgiveness. When most people think about the situations, they usually only have images of injuries floating around inside their mind. Of course, it is true that these collisions leave participants with wounds of different severities such as…
- Lacerations, Contusions, Burns
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken And Fractured Bones
- Organ Damage
- Compressed Spinal Discs And More
However, loss of life is something else that auto accidents cause. Perhaps, people don’t typically think about death simply because the outcome is too hard to imagine, but still, it is a possibility that becomes a reality in many of the instances. In fact, research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute shows that 37,461 deaths occurred from 34,439 fatal car collisions in 2016 alone.
During that time, the same study reveals that the District of Columbia was responsible for 27 of those deaths. While that number may not seem huge, one must also figure that the population of the area was a lot smaller than many of the other states. For example, there were only 681,170 residents in D.C. at the time while Alabama had 4,863,300 people residing within its borders. Due to the larger population, Alabama accounted for 1,038 of the total number of deaths in 2016.
So, regardless of how big or small a place may be, loss of life is an outcome that needs to be addressed when it comes to car crashes. The events can turn a family’s life upside down in a hurry. They will not only have to pay for expensive medical bills, but they become burdened with funeral expenses as well. If the primary breadwinner of the household happened to be the person that passed away, the situation can be that much more stressful and overwhelming.
How Can An Attorney Help?
When Washington D.C. auto accident deaths arise, the family may be able to obtain compensation for the event. Proving who is to blame for a collision is not always cut and dry though. The other party’s legal team will attempt to twist and spin the claim. They will try to make it seem as if the victim should be held at fault, even if their client was being reckless or careless while behind the wheel. Don’t let these individuals take advantage of you and tarnish the deceased loved one’s name. Instead, contact the firm of Wingfield, Ginsburg, and Lipp, P.C. for a free case evaluation and find out where your claim stands today.