Car collisions can be devastating — especially when a life is lost. About 43,000 people are killed in fatal car accidents each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An additional 2.9 million people are injured in car accidents each year.
Fatal car accidents in many situations can be caused by a negligent driver. About 40 percent of fatal crashes are alcohol-related. In the event of a fatal auto accident, a drunk driver is not only negligent, but he or she is also guilty of causing a wrongful death.
Though it will not bring back a lost loved one, surviving family members can seek justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit with the help of a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney can be the first step toward obtaining compensation for costs incurred as a result of the auto accident and the financial loss of a family member.