A sudden death in the family can be very difficult to cope with. When the cause of death is a fatal car crash, the loss may be especially painful.
- The family must plan and arrange for a funeral.
- Family members typically lose time from work.
- Close relatives often experience great emotional pain.
- An estate should be opened right away.
- Legal and financial issues demand attention nearly immediately.
- An investigation into the cause of the accident and the cause of death should get underway as soon as possible.
Many people assume that obtaining compensation after a traffic death is simply a matter of contacting an auto insurance company and/or a life insurance company. All too often, however, these insurers go to great measures to limit their payout of benefits.
For all these reasons, it is very important to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon after a fatal car accident as possible. A detailed investigation of the scene of the accident will be most revealing and productive in the early hours after the fatal car crash. Waiting even a day or two to talk to a lawyer can hinder a claim for death benefits or wrongful death because evidence will become unavailable.
Was your loved one injured and killed in a traffic accident in or near Poughkeepsie? Fatal car accident? Attorneys at Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond urge you to make the phone call that could make all the difference for your family. We are prepared to begin investigating the accident behind the scenes, without disturbing your family during your time of mourning and recovery. Our goal is to ensure that maximum available financial recovery figures into the aftermath of your family's loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident.
Eyewitnesses may become difficult or impossible to track down. Surveillance camera video footage, if any exists, may be taped over 24 hours after a crash. Tire marks on the pavement may be cleaned up or disappear due to rain or dirt on vehicle tires.
Dutchess County Fatal Auto Accident Attorneys
Schedule a free initial consultation with a New York personal injury lawyer at Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond. Allow us to explain how we can help you right away. Contact us by phone or e-mail for information about our contingency fees, payable only when and if you receive compensation through our efforts.
Kenneth Stenger is the contributing attorney to this content.