Auto Accident Fatalities & Compensation
Holding negligent, reckless drivers financially liable for fatalities they cause begins with explaining how a fatal car or truck accident happened and why. At the personal injury law office of Carter & Fulton, our attorneys take photos at the scene of an accident, collect eyewitness statements, measure skid marks, and work with accident investigators and investigating law enforcement personnel in collecting and analyzing evidence.
Regardless of whether a truck, car, or motorcycle was involved, we have the tools and knowledge needed to determine if speeding, cellphone texting, traffic violations, or other factors were involved in a fatal car crash.
If the driver responsible does not have enough insurance to cover the damages awarded, we can represent survivors of the deceased in a wrongful death suit targeting other assets or sources of insurance, including excess, umbrella, or uninsured/underinsured (UIM) coverage(s).
If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal car accident, contact wrongful death lawyers at Carter & Fulton today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.
Everett Fatal Drunk Driving Accident Law Firm
Our office recovers damages for survivors of people killed in auto accidents involving the following:
Fatal Truck Accidents—Holding Trucking Companies Liable
The trucking industry is regulated by a number of state and federal laws. These regulations govern how many hours a driver can drive, how often a vehicle should be maintained, periodic drug testing, licensing, required maintenance and pre-trip inspections, the hauling of hazardous materials, and weight restrictions.
When truck drivers speed, exceed the amount of allowable drive time hours, overload their truck, or fail to properly maintain their truck, they and their trucking company can be held financially liable for injuries and fatalities that occur as a result.
When investigating fatal truck accidents, we review a truck driver’s logbook, vehicle maintenance records, state inspection and ticket records for the driver and/or company, assess where violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations have occurred, and recover data from the on-board black box data recorder.
We expose evidence of excessive speeding, driver fatigue, the overloading of trucks, and improper driver training by reviewing evidence and company records.
Contact Fatal Car Accident Attorneys at Carter & Fulton
Fatal car and truck accidents are often caused by reckless behavior or violations of traffic existing traffic laws. We have the resources and experience needed to investigate fatal car accidents and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact fatal car accident attorneys at Carter & Fulton today.