AUTO ACCIDENT ANOKA LAWYERS – KILLED IN CAR CRASH ATTORNEY
Highway 10, starting in Anoka and going west, is a very dangerous stretch of road for a car accident. Our fatal car crash lawyers have handled several cases in that area in Anoka Minnesota and Anoka County within the last few years – including a death case where a teenage girl was killed when she was walking accross Highway 10.
If tragedy strikes and someone in your family is a fatality in an auto accident in Anoka, or a semi truck hits their car and kills them, you and your family are faced with a range of emotions – heartrending grief, shock, disbelief, numbness, or anger. To make matters worse, you may also be facing serious financial fears that often come with the death of a family member, particularly if it is a parent who is fatally injured: “How are we going to pay for the funeral?” “How will we survive without his income?” “How can I raise my kids without her?”
When a family member – whether a spouse, a child, or a parent – is in a fatal car accident in MN or is killed because of a semitruck accident, there are potential resources for obtaining compensation for the wrongful death of that person. This is a primary focus of our car accident lawyers in our Anoka cases and throughout Minnesota.
COMPENSATION FOR FATAL CAR ACCIDENT – ATTORNEY FOR ANOKA MN
When a family member was in a fatal car accident in Anoka because another driver was negligent, then the survivors may be able to obtain money compensation through a wrongful death claim. Minnesota law allows compensation for the loss of companionship, comfort and guidance of the family member who was killed; the loss of income caused by the death of a husband or wife; the loss of “services, protection, care and assistance” which the family member had provided the others in the family; expenses for medical care that was needed just before the family member was in the fatal accident; and reasonable funeral expenses. Our experienced car accident attorneys make sure your rights are protected after an Anoka car accident. Many of these types of insurance compensation are available if your wife or husband is fatally injured in a car accident in MN, or some other way, and compensation is also available if your parent or child is killed in a car accident or some other way. There can be wrongful death compensation for the children’s loss if a mother or father is killed in a car accident even where the children are grown and out of the house, or if your adult sister or brother is killed in a car accident and you had a very close relationship. Our best auto accident lawyers will explain these fatal car accident claims to you during your initial call to our office or when we meet you at your home in Anoka.
Our car accident fatality lawyers have handled many cases where someone has died in a motorcycle accident, car accident or because of a semi truck in Anoka and throughout MN. We understand that the loss of a family member is a tragedy that no amount of money will ever replace. However, we take these cases to heart and work hard to obtain fair compensation for the family members who are suffering and will be left with this permanent loss.
MINNESOTA NO FAULT LAW AFTER FATAL CAR ACCIDENT
When someone is killed in a car accident in Anoka, or anywhere else in MN, the surviving family has a right to compensation through their own No Fault auto insurance coverage. This includes economic loss benefits compensation and replacement services for loss occurring within one year of the date of the car crash. This is usually paid by the decedent’s own automobile insurance company. This is separate from the wrongful death claim against the other driver. No-Fault economic loss benefits are limited to $500.00 per week and cover losses incurred after the death of a family member to cover what they would have contributed in wages, salary or other tangible things of economic value. Our top MN car accident lawyers have helped many people through the No-Fault system after a family member was in a fatal car or truck accident, and our attorneys are always willing to explain your rights to you as you go through this terrible time.
Services rendered for the household or childcare are also compensation paid to survivors under Minnesota’s No-Fault laws if a family member is killed in a car accident. These are limited to $200.00 per week, and are intended to reimburse the family for having to obtain help for those services the deceased family member would have performed. Again, this is compensation separate from a wrongful death claim that a car accident attorney from our office can help you with or explain your rights.
After a car accident fatality, MN’s No-Fault laws also provide for $5,000.00 in funeral expenses for the surviving family. This coverage applies even if the person killed in the car accident is your son or daughter.
SOCIAL SECURITY SURVIVORS BENEFITS FOR FAMILY AFTER SOMEONE DIES IN A CAR ACCIDENT – MN LAWYER
If the family member who died in the car crash has worked at least one and one-half years in the three years before her death, certain remaining family members will be entitled to social security survivor’s benefits. For more information on who is eligible for benefits and what amounts can be obtained, see http://www.ssa.gov/survivorplan/ifyou.htm. You and your family are still entitled to Social Security Benefits even if a car accident attorney from our office successfully pursues a wrongful death claim against the party that caused the death.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal car, motorcycle, or truck accident in Anoka MN, please call us so that a top car accident lawyer can more fully explain your rights to you. At a minimum you will have the right to Minnesota No-Fault benefits, and you may also be entitled to wrongful death compensation from the insurance company of the car or truck that caused the crash.
Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury attorneys with more than 25 years’ experience We have successfully represented hundreds of people in fatality and other car accident cases in Anoka and throughout the state. Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, and offers small firm attention to her clients. A top auto accident lawyer can meet with you to discuss to discuss your case at our offices in St. Louis Park, Edina, and Minneapolis. Our car crash lawyers also meet people at their homes to discuss car accident cases in Mankato, Anoka, Champlin MN, Coon Rapids, Elk River, MN, St. Cloud MN, Rogers MN, Elk River, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park MN, Chanhassen, Chaska, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will always provide you with a free initial consultation and we never charge anything unless you and your family receive compensation.