Most accidents on Interstate 90 in Couer d’Alene involve high speed impacts. Most crashes involve the rear-ending of a vehicle. In other accidents, people are injured in work zones. There are also sideswipe accidents and accidents involving head on collisions. Head on collisions are rare thanks to dividers (throughout most areas of Couer d’Alene) but do occur in construction zones or when people get on an off ramp. Unfortunately, some of these high speed impacts involve serious injuries and/or fatalities.
What is a wrongful death claim?
Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident is absolutely devastating. A wrongful death claim allows loved ones to pursue financial compensation for “damages” such as physical, emotional and property damages, and it also places responsibility on the party whose careless actions caused the death of your loved one. Damages also include loss of future earnings, funeral expenses, any medical bills, mental anguish and sometimes punitive damages.
Do I need an attorney?
Our experienced and compassionate lawyers may never truly understand the loss that you suffered from the death of your family member, but we will strive to help you move past this difficult time by pursuing compensation on your behalf. We assist victims of car accidents in Couer d’Alene and have a long history of verdicts and settlements.
Unfortunately, after a crash, many insurers will attempt to deny claims or minimize what they pay out. This is very frustrating to an already grieving family. Additionally, an experienced attorney will hold all responsible parties accountable.
A recent crash
As an examplTragically, 2 people were recently killed in an accident in a construction zone on I-90. The accident occurred in September 2017. According to The Spokesman Review, a 41yr old old drove his pickup truck into oncoming traffic, hitting a 75yr old woman driving a car head on.
This is a very recent crash and we have no idea what happened from news briefs. The truck driver could have been distracted, or there may have been inadequate signage in the construction zone. We hope that if this could have been prevented it doesn’t happen again.