If one of your family members has passed away as the result of injuries sustained in a road accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The close relatives of a deceased accident victim can recover damages for both emotional and financial losses when there’s evidence that an inexperienced driver negligently caused the fatal accident. If you think this might apply to you, then you can call one of the Staver Law Group’s fatal car accident lawyers today for a free consultation regarding your case at .
Our Chicago wrongful death attorneys are deeply experienced when it comes to helping families recover damages in wrongful death cases. But what makes the Staver Law Group different from other personal injury firms is our unwavering commitment to giving our clients a stress-free experience. We make every effort to reduce the hassle and burden of going through legal procedures. Our clients can call us any time of day or night and we’ll connect them with the lawyer that they hired to work on their case—we guarantee it.
Accidents Involving Inexperienced Drivers
Most inexperienced drivers are young. According to the 2013 Illinois Department of Transportation crash report, 18 and 19-year-olds have the highest crash rate out of any age group. These younger drivers tend to not have sufficient assets to compensate accident victims fully. Thus, your Staver Law Group fatal accident lawyer will explore legal tactics through which people other than the inexperienced driver might be held financially accountable for the damages.
In many cases, inexperienced drivers are not yet car owners. They often drive a family car or a vehicle that is still registered to a family member. If someone other than the inexperienced driver is the owner of the vehicle that was involved in your relative’s accident, it may be possible to hold the vehicle’s owner liable under the agency or negligent entrustment theories.
Liability for Car Damages
Under the agency theory, the owner of a vehicle may be liable for damages caused by the driver when there is evidence that the driver was running an errand for the car’s owner. Under the negligent entrustment theory, a car’s owner will be responsible for injuries caused by the driver when there is evidence that the owner knew the driver lacked the ability to drive safely, but let him or her drive anyways.
When we take on your case, we’ll conduct the necessary investigations to determine who can be held accountable for your relative’s death. If the inexperienced driver or car owner’s insurance policy does not cover the damages, we’ll file a lawsuit that will enable you to recover from their personal assets.
At the Staver Law Group, we strive to get our clients the best possible outcomes after tragic accidents. Our compassionate, skilled, and professional attorneys will work closely with you to decide on a course of action that fits your needs. If you’re unsure about being able to afford our legal representation, you needn’t worry. Our clients don’t pay us until we win or settle their case.