Fatal Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento
Helping Families Recover After the Loss of A loved One
At Carichoff Law Group, P.C., we understand firsthand how car accidents can change lives. Even if you weren’t involved in the collision, losing a loved one is deeply traumatic and has lasting financial and emotional consequences.
If your companion’s accident was caused by another’s negligence, this pain can be even more severe. You should not have to suffer the consequences of this person’s behavior alone. That’s why we’re here.
Our highly respected attorneys are dedicated to fighting for justice. The path to recovering from a devastating loss is long, but we want to help you take the first step.
Types of Fatal Accidents
Any car crash has the potential to claim lives. That being said, some accidents are more dangerous than others. The deadliest collisions are as follows:
- Head-on crashes almost always occur when both vehicles are traveling at high speeds. Because of the combined velocity, fatalities are common.
- Rollover accidents account for 35% of passenger accident fatalities. Victims can be thrown around, and even ejected from the vehicle.
- Side impact collisions occur most often at intersections and during improper lane changes on highways or high-traffic roads. They are especially dangerous because the side of a vehicle offers minimal protection.
- Trucking accidents are frequently fatal due to the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Our founding partner, Robert Carichoff, has over 19 years of experience advocating for victims during the worst times in their lives. He is compassionate and understanding, and will fight for what is most important to you.
After we meet you during a free consultation, we will be able to personalize your case and help you get the results you need.
Call (916) 471-6098 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Factors Involved in Fatal Car Accidents
Many fatal accidents are caused by the carelessness of another driver. When driving, we owe those around us a “duty of care,” and thus must pay attention, drive safely, and abide by traffic laws. If someone fails to uphold their responsibilities as a motorist, they are considered negligent.
Behaviors of negligent drivers include:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving, or road rage
- Failing to adhere to the rules of the road
When the above actions cause a fatality, those affected have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Why File a Claim?
After losing a loved one, the last thing you may want to do is pursue a lawsuit. While we understand this, there’s a couple reasons why you should file a claim as soon as possible.
First, California’s statute of limitations for a wrongful death suit is 2 years. This means that if you do not begin your case within 2 years, you will never be able to.
Second, filing a lawsuit can help you with the immediate financial impact of losing a loved one. Damages from your case can help you cover:
- Any medical treatment your loved one received before passing away
- Expenses related to their funeral and burial
- A lifetime of lost wages, and any possible inheritance the deceased would have left behind
- Loss of advice and companionship (loss of consortium)
Money will never undo your loss, but it can help you move forward financially. Pursuing justice may also help you and your family find closure.
To begin your lawsuit, contact Carichoff Law Group, P.C. today.
What Should I Bring to My Consultation?
To get the most out of your free consultation, come into our Folsom, CA office ready to tell your story. Bring the following documents to help us get started on your case:
- Medical bills
- Financial documents (like pay stubs)
- Proof of funerary expenses
- Photos, police reports, and other evidence associated with the accident
Reviewing these documents will allow us to begin preparations right away. We look forward to developing a strong case for you and your family.
If you have any questions in the meantime, call us at (916) 471-6098.