Fatal accidents require extensive investigation

In the event of a serious traffic accident, recreating the events and recording the details of the wreck quickly and accurately are vital for supporting your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our attorneys know what steps to take immediately following an accident to preserve and protect as much evidence as possible for pursuing your personal injury claim down the road.

Many of the important details needed to reconstruct the accident are found in the area leading up to the accident, in addition to the crash site. Thornton Law Firm LLP has the resources necessary to engage accident reconstruction experts that can provide invaluable information to support your personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Variables such as what caused the accident and whether there were extenuating circumstances motivating the driver’s behavior are riddles accident experts aim to solve. The expert investigators with whom we work can provide the following:

  • High- and low-speed collision analysis
  • DUI-related collision reconstruction
  • Bicycle accident reconstruction
  • Semi-truck and commercial vehicle reconstruction
  • Fixed-object crash investigation
  • Pedestrian accident reconstruction
  • Angle- or side-impact analysis
  • Rear-end crash analysis
  • Head-on accident investigation
  • Rollover collision reconstruction
  • Railroad crossing accident investigation
  • Motorcycle accident reconstruction
  • Car, truck and SUV collision analysis
  • Vehicle black box accident reconstruction

Common causes of fatal accidents

Tens of thousands of people suffer the loss of family members because of car accidents each year. A wrongful death claim seeks to recover damages for the negligent or reckless actions of another person. If a person is killed because of the wrongful conduct of another individual, the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries may file a wrongful death action against the responsible party.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that males in every age group died more often in fatal car crashes than females, but females were injured more often. Drivers are killed more often in car wrecks than passengers. Some of the most common causes of fatal accidents include the following:

  • Alcohol use
  • Bad weather
  • Distractions
  • Marijuana use
  • Seizures
  • Speeding
  • SUV rollovers
  • Failure to look
  • Loss of control
  • Failure to use a seatbelt

Contact a reputable Massachusetts personal injury attorney

If you lost a loved one in a fatal traffic accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, contact us to arrange a free consultation. We provide quality legal representation on a contingency-fee basis, so you have nothing to lose. Thornton Law Firm LLP is here when you need us most. Call us today at 1-888-491-9726 or contact us online.