The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collects data related to how many people die in motor vehicle accidents in the United States each year. Recently, they released estimates for fatal accidents in the first three months of 2021. That initial data shows that there were more fatal accidents in the first quarter of 2021 than the first quarter of 2020.
The NHTSA estimates that 8,730 people were killed in the first third of 2021, while 7,900 fatalities occurred during that time period in 2020. The increase in 2021 is 10.5 percent from the previous year.
Dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, distraction, inebriation, inattention, and recklessness are common contributing factors. Unfortunately, these deadly accidents caused by human error are preventable, but occur because of a motorist’s negligence.
What You Can Do to Pursue Justice
If your loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. In these cases, attorney Laurie Robbins seeks to recover maximum compensation for all of the ways her clients have been affected. Compensatory damages may be awarded for:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Burial/cremation costs
- Loss of financial contributions
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
There may be other losses and consequences in your life that should be added to your case for compensation. Each family’s situation is unique. While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, compensation can help you pay for the very real losses and expenses associated with your loved one’s passing, and it serves as a form of justice for what you have suffered.
Take the Next Step
If you are looking for an experienced, compassionate, skilled attorney to handle your wrongful death claim in Atlanta, please call the practice of attorney Laurie Robbins at 404-252-8117. Ms. Robbins provides a free, no-obligation consultation so you can discuss the fatal accident and what your options are for pursuing justice and compensation for wrongful death damages.