We Handle Fatal Car Accident Cases
Capable, caring representation for grieving families
Losing a loved one is always difficult. Losing someone in a car accident can be especially overwhelming because it happens so suddenly. In an instant, your family is left to deal with the grief of your loss – and to figure out how to move forward.
Attorney Mark B. Morse has been helping families through some of their most difficult times for decades. He is a car accident attorney who understands what you’re going through, and he has the experience and dedication to help. While no lawsuit can bring your loved one back, taking legal action can help you find some degree of closure and provide for the people left behind. That’s why we encourage you to contact the Law Office of Mark B. Morse right away.
Our legal team will help you file a wrongful death claim
Under Rhode Island law, the administrator of a deceased person’s estate can file a civil wrongful death claim against the responsible person within three years of the date of death. There may also be criminal charges associated with the death, such as vehicular homicide, but those charges are distinct from the civil case. You may be able to recover damages (financial compensation) in your wrongful death case even if the motorist is acquitted of criminal charges.
Some of the damages you may be able to recover after a fatal car accident include:
- Medical expenses for the deceased person’s final injury or illness.
- Funeral and burial expenses.
- Lost wages and benefits that the deceased person would have earned if he or she had lived.
- Property damage and other economic losses from the accident that led to the death.
- Pain and suffering sustained by your loved one prior to his or her death.
- Loss of services provided by your loved one, such as childcare.
- Loss of companionship, care, guidance and other intangible benefits provided to surviving family members.
Depending on the circumstances, your family may also be awarded punitive damages. These are additional funds intended to punish the at-fault party and send a strong message that their reckless conduct won’t be tolerated here in Rhode Island.
Wrongful death cases are complex. You need an accomplished car accident lawyer.
Holding the person who caused your loved one’s death accountable is not easy. We will thoroughly investigate the fatal car accident, including physical evidence from the accident scene as well as eyewitness accounts and other evidence. Attorney Morse will be your family’s advocate in negotiations with the insurance company, and we’ll go to court on your family’s behalf if that’s what it takes to get fair compensation and closure.
If your family is struggling to find a way to move forward, we’re here to help. Contact our law firm today for a free, confidential consultation with Attorney Morse. Call 401-831-0555.