Delaware Wrongful Death and Fatal Accident Lawyers
Knepper & Stratton – Delaware Accident Injury Lawyers
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The death of a loved one in a fatal vehicle accident is never easy. Families are often left wondering if they have any options for seeking justice when an individual’s death resulted from the careless or reckless actions of another individual or corporation.
At the Delaware Wrongful Death Lawyers of Knepper & Stratton, we stand up for the rights of families dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one. The lawyers at the Delaware Wrongful Death Law Firm of Knepper & Stratton are compassionate and understand individuals grieving the death of a loved one. Our lawyers understand that this is a difficult time, and we are devoted to treating you with the respect and dignity you deserve.
Many situations can result in a wrongful death. Some of the areas in which the Delaware Wrongful Death Law Firm of Knepper & Stratton handles wrongful death lawsuits are Delaware auto accidents, Delaware tractor-trailer accidents, Delaware work accidents, Delaware construction accidents and Delaware premises liability incidents.
A death is deemed wrongful when it results from the reckless or negligent act of another person or party. The lawyers at the Delaware Wrongful Death Law Firm of Knepper & Stratton strive to help you understand this terminology and the process involved in making and filing a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
The lawyers at the Delaware Wrongful Death Law Firm of Knepper & Stratton understand that no amount money will bring back your loved one. However, our lawyers may be able to obtain compensation for medical and funeral expenses, loss of income to a spouse, loss of inheritance to next of kin, loss of parental services, loss of marital services, loss of household services and mental anguish for the loss that a spouse or children face after an unexpected death. The Delaware Wrongful Death Law Firm of Knepper & Stratton may also be able to obtain additional compensation for your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering if they survived for any length of time after the accident.
The attorneys of the Delaware Wrongful Death Law Firm of Knepper & Stratton are highly experienced trial lawyers who aggressively pursue a resolution to the case that is in your best interests and in the interest of justice for the deceased. Though not all cases go to trial, we are not afraid to go to great lengths in order to see your case through to the end. Do not hesitate to call a Delaware Wrongful Death lawyer at Knepper & Stratton (302)658-1717 or (302)736-5500, for a free consultation.
Auto Accidents are the Leading Cause of Accidental Death in Delaware
In Delaware, accidental death is the fifth most likely cause of death among all causes, and automobile accidents are the leading cause of accidental death. A person has a 1 in 78 chance of dying in a motor vehicle accident over the course of his or her lifetime. Every 30 minutes, someone in this country dies in an alcohol-related automobile crash. In 2006, 385,000 large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes in the United States; 4,732 were involved in fatal crashes. A total of 4,995 people died (12 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2005). In 2006, large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes. One out of nine traffic fatalities in 2006 resulted from a collision involving a large truck.” ” Traffic Safety Facts 2006 Data. In Delaware in 2006, 206 vehicles were involved in fatal crashes. Seventeen of those involved large trucks. Large trucks represented 8.3 % of all vehicles involved in fatalities in Delaware in 2006. Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 32 minutes. In Delaware in 2006, 59 of 144 (41%) vehicular crash fatalities were alcohol-related. In 2005 in Delaware, 61 of 147 (42%) fatal vehicular collisions involved alcohol. In Delaware in 2006 there was one (1) alcohol related fatalities for every 158,730,158 vehicle miles traveled.