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Filing Wrongful Death Against Deceased Negligent Driver

Filing Wrongful Death Against Deceased Negligent Driver

Filing Wrongful Death Against Deceased Negligent DriverIt is an unfortunate fact that some car accidents result in death. When a victim dies in an accident due to the negligence of another driver, his or her estate (usually represented by surviving family members) can pursue a wrongful death claim on the decedent’s behalf. If you are looking to file a wrongful death claim against a deceased person, you will be dealing with his or her estate. The person named as the deceased “executor” or “personal representative” will be asked to represent the deceased at-fault party. The negligent party’s estate is comprised of the property he or she left behind after death.

In most wrongful death cases when the negligent driver is deceased, their estate will need to pass through a probate process in court before you will be able to proceed with your case. During this process, an estate is divided to pay debts and deliver inheritances to the person’s beneficiaries fairly. By pursuing a wrongful death claim, you will become a potential creditor, and the estate will need to pay you a settlement.

Wrongful Death Claims

Since wrongful death claims are governed by a statute enacted by the legislature, the persons who are entitled to recover claims are set by statute. In addition, the types of damages a person may recover are set also by statute.

Receiving Compensation for Wrongful Death

When a person is wrongfully or negligently killed because of another, family members of the deceased have a right to compensation. The wrongful death attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm have helped clients recover substantial monetary settlements from the negligent persons who caused the wrongful death. Many different factors will determine the amount of compensation you may receive for a wrongful death such as:

  • Proposed income from the deceased
  • Savings of the deceased
  • Number of dependents
  • The degree of negligence that caused the wrongful death

Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney Today

You could be entitled to thousands. Contact the wrongful death attorneys and lawyers at Brent Gordon Law in Idaho Falls or Pocatello to find out if you are entitled under the statute to bring a claim and, if so, what types of damages you are entitled to recover. The attorneys at Brent Gordon Law are experienced, trusted and aggressive. A lawyer at Brent Gordon Law will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation. Call now for a free consultation or free case review with an experienced lawyer in Southeast Idaho (Pocatello, Idaho Falls).

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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What Happens Following the Wrongful Death of a Passenger?

What Happens Following the Wrongful Death of a Passenger?

What Happens Following the Wrongful Death of a Passenger?In most car accident or wrongful death claims, the suit is towards the driver of the other vehicle. However, when a passenger is injured or dies from the negligence of the driver of the car in which the passenger was riding, a case can be made against the driver. In the car accident mentioned above, the passenger was not at fault for the negligence of the driver. Surviving family members can then bring forth what is known as a wrongful death case.

Wrongful Death Case Scenarios

The following are some scenarios in which filing a wrongful death case would be applicable.

Car Accident

Many wrongful death cases are filed after a fatal car accident. There are many ways the other driver can be found negligent for the victim’s death following a car accident. For instance, a distracted driver who caused a car crash can be held responsible for their negligent behavior through a wrongful death case if they killed the other driver. Anyone operating a motor vehicle is under oath to act responsibly and drive safely. When a negligent driver chose to do otherwise and harms another, they should be held accountable.

DUI

A driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a prime candidate for being held responsible for a fatality. Clearly, it is easy to see the negligence of a drunk driver.

Premises Liability

Incidents such as a slip and fall accident where the owner of the property should have known of the hazardous circumstances that caused a death make the owner liable for negligence. It is rare for a person to die from a slip and fall accident or other common premise liability scenarios. However, situations such as an accidental drowning, also fall under this category.

Legal Definition of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a legal term to describe a claim that certain individuals can make against a person who wrongfully or negligently causes the death of another. Wrongful death claims are enacted by the state legislature to govern who can bring a wrongful death claim.

A wrongful death lawsuit allows the victim’s family to seek out compensation any financial losses acquired as a result of the death. Wrongful death is also a way the family can seek justice against the negligent party.

Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney Today

You could be entitled to thousands. Contact the wrongful death attorneys and lawyers at Brent Gordon Law in Idaho Falls or Pocatello to find out if you are entitled under the statute to bring a claim and, if so, what types of damages you are entitled to recover. The attorneys at Brent Gordon Law are experienced, trusted and aggressive. A lawyer at Brent Gordon Law will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation. Call now for a free consultation or free case review with an experienced lawyer in Southeast Idaho (Pocatello, Idaho Falls).

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Fatal Crash Involving a Snowmobile South of Island Park – Wrongful Death Lawyer

Fatal Crash Involving a Snowmobile South of Island Park – Wrongful Death Lawyer

Fatal Crash Involving a Snowmobile South of Island ParkIdaho State Police reported a fatal crash involving a snowmobile south of Island Park. The driver of the snowmobile was exiting a parking lot when he was struck by an oncoming car. Unfortunately, the driver of the snowmobile was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. The driver of the car was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. It was reported that they did not need to be transported to a medical center. Traffic heading westbound was blocked for about two hours and traffic heading eastbound was blocked for nearly four hours while crews worked to clear the accident.

When driving on the roadway, a snowmobile is under the same rules of the road as any other vehicle. In the aforementioned case, it is unclear if the snowmobile driver pulled in front of the vehicle that struck him or if the driver of the vehicle was at fault. If the driver of the vehicle is found at fault, the surviving family of the snowmobile driver would be able to file a wrongful death case.

Wrongful Death Defined

Wrongful death is a legal term to describe a claim that certain individuals can make against a person who wrongfully or negligently causes the death of another. Wrongful death claims are enacted by the state legislature to govern who can bring a wrongful death claim.

A wrongful death lawsuit allows the victim’s family to seek out compensation any financial losses acquired as a result of the death. Wrongful death is also a way the family can seek justice against the negligent party.

How a Fatality Crash is a Wrongful Death Case

The following are some scenarios in which filing a wrongful death case would be applicable.

Car Crash

Many wrongful death cases are filed after a fatal car accident. There are many ways the other driver can be found negligent for the victim’s death following a car accident. For instance, a distracted driver who caused a car crash can be held responsible for their negligent behavior through a wrongful death case if they killed the other driver. Anyone operating a motor vehicle is under oath to act responsibly and drive safely. When a negligent driver chose to do otherwise and harms another, they should be held accountable.

Driving Drunk

A driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a prime candidate for being held responsible for a fatality. Clearly, it is easy to see the negligence of a drunk driver.

Premises Liability

Incidents such as a slip and fall accident where the owner of the property should have known of the hazardous circumstances that caused a death make the owner liable for negligence. It is rare for a person to die from a slip and fall accident or other common premise liability scenarios. However, situations such as an accidental drowning, also fall under this category.

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Southeast Idaho

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, contact the experienced Southeast Idaho personal injury lawyers at Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls and Pocatello for a free case review with an experienced and trusted wrongful death lawyer. We will fight for the compensation you are owed. Call our Idaho Falls law office at (208) 552-0467 or Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Head-on Collisions are a Major Cause of Fatal Car Accidents

Head-on Collisions are a Major Cause of Fatal Car Accidents

Head-on Collisions are a Major Cause of Fatal Car Accidents18 percent of all fatal car accidents are from a head-on collision according to statistics found by the Fatal Analysis Reporting System. Here are some important facts about head-on collisions.

All drivers are educated and trained to drive safely. Furthermore, many vehicles are now equipped with technology intended to make traveling in a motor vehicle safer. However, these things do not save Brent Gordon Law clients from negligent drivers. There are still many who choose to drive fatigued, distracted or even drunk. Such actions make it risky to drive and often lead to serious car crashes such as head-on collisions.

Negligent Acts that Lead to a Head-on Collision

A head-on collision typically occurs when a car crosses over the centerline of the roadway or a median in an attempt to pass but collides with an oncoming vehicle from the other direction. Another common reason for head-on collisions is from a wrong way driver. 75 percent of all head-on collisions happen on two-lane rural roads. This high rate of head-on collisions on rural roads indicates that these crashes are usually due to a failed passing maneuver. Head-on collisions are often serious and lead to many wrongful deaths. Other negligent acts that lead to a head-on collision include:

  • Falling asleep while driving.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Driving distracted (i.e. using a mobile device while driving).
  • Losing control of the vehicle.
  • Road conditions.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Pocatello and Idaho Falls

Head-on collisions often result in serious injuries or even wrongful death. If you have been the victim of someone else’s negligent driving, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls or Pocatello to handle your case. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Aggressive and experienced personal injury attorney Brent Gordon will fight for every penny you are owed. Call our Idaho Falls law office now for a free consultation at (208) 552-0467 to get started on your case.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Car Accident North of Chubbuck Resulted in Wrongful Death

Car Accident North of Chubbuck Resulted in Wrongful Death

Car Accident North of Chubbuck Resulted in Wrongful DeathA car accident north of Chubbuck resulted in wrongful death after a driver failed to stop at the stop sign. Idaho State Police reported a two-vehicle car crash occurring at an intersection of U.S. Highway 91. A driver ran a stop sign and slammed into another vehicle which was traveling north. The driver which ran the stop sign as well as their passenger were transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries. The driver of the vehicle which was struck, was transported to a medical center by private vehicle. It was reported that the passenger of the first vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Idaho State Police later arrested the driver which ran the stop sign for vehicular manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver as well as a prior misdemeanor warrant.

Can You Sue a Family Member for Wrongful Death?

It is unclear how the passenger in the above paragraph was related to the driver. However, it brings to mind the question “can you sue a family member for wrongful death?” First of all, let’s define what wrongful death is. Wrongful death is a legal term used by lawyers and other court officials to describe a claim made against a person who negligently caused the death of another. Suing a family member for wrongful death largely depends on the situation, for instance who is involved, where the accident took place, etc. There are limitations on who may file a wrongful death lawsuit. In addition, there are differences among states for when family members can sue for wrongful death actions. It is best to contact the law office of Brent Gordon Law regarding particular questions about your wrongful death case.

Wrongful Death Lawyer Brent Gordon

If you are suffering the loss of a loved one, contact experienced and professional wrongful death lawyer Brent Gordon. The law office of Brent Gordon Law offers a free consultation to discuss your wrongful death case. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. Trust our experienced attorneys to fight for every penny you are owed. Call our Idaho Falls law office today at (208) 552-0467 or our Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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How Can Wrongful Death Lawyer Brent Gordon Help Me?

How Can Wrongful Death Lawyer Brent Gordon Help Me?

How Can Wrongful Death Lawyer Mat Parke Help MePocatello and Idaho Falls wrongful death lawyer Brent Gordon has helped many people receive the compensation they deserve after a wrongful death. Brent Gordon and other accident attorneys at Gordon Law Firm obtained $650,000 in settlement for a wrongful death case. Wrongful death lawyer Brent Gordon is a highly respected attorney with years of experience representing various clients in Idaho Falls and Pocatello. Brent believes that every client deserves top-tier representation, not just the big insurance companies.

What is Wrongful Death?

When a person who could have filed a personal injury case is wrongfully killed by negligence the legal term used is wrongful death.  Who can bring a wrongful death claim is determined by state legislature for each state. Typically, a spouse or child brings forth a wrongful death claim. In certain cases, a parent can also bring a wrongful death claim. If you are wondering if you could bring forth a wrongful death claim, do not hesitate to contact our Idaho Falls or Pocatello law office. Call the Gordon Law Firm Pocatello law office today at (208) 232-7274 or the Idaho Falls law office at (208) 552-0467.

When is a Wrongful Death Claim Valid?

Some situations that would lead to a wrongful death claim include:

  • The victim was intentionally killed.
  • Negligence resulting in a fatal car accident.
  • Death from medical malpractice.

These are just a few examples of personal injury cases that could turn into wrongful death claims. Like a personal injury case, evidence or proof must be given for the case to go smoothly. Be sure to gather as much evidence as you can to help your attorney get the most compensation possible.

Contact Wrongful Death Lawyer Brent Gordon

Contact a wrongful death attorney at Gordon Law Firm to find out if you are entitled under the statue to bring a claim. If so, you will find out what types of damages you are entitled to recover. The wrongful death lawyers at Gordon Law Firm are experienced, trusted and aggressive. We will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement.

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