KILLED IN CAR CRASH – ST. PAUL FATALITY ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
There are several stretches of roads in St. Paul Minnesota and the surrounding area that are very dangerous for a car accident. Our fatal car crash lawyers have handled many auto crash cases in St. Paul, including cases where there is a fatality, such as where someone is killed by a car while they are crossing the street.
For most people, it is unthinkable that someone in your family is a fatality in an auto accident in St. Paul, or a semi truck hits their car and kills them. But if it happens, the family is faced with a range of emotions – heartrending grief, disbelief, shock, numbness, or anger. Worse still, you may 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 her income?” “How can I raise my kids without him?”
When a family member – whether a spouse, a child, 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 St. Paul cases and throughout MN.
COMPENSATION FOR FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT – LAWYER FOR ST. PAUL MINNESOTA
If your family member was in a fatal car accident in St. Paul because another driver was negligent, then our lawyers can help the survivors 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 parent, 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 killed in the accident; and reasonable funeral expenses. Many of these types of 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 an intersection accident or some other way. There can even be wrongful death compensation for the children’s loss if a mother or father is killed in an auto accident after the children are grown and out of the house, or if your sister or brother is killed in a car accident. Our car accident attorneys will explain these fatal car accident claims to you during your initial call to our office or when we meet you at your home anywhere in St. Paul or the surrounding area.
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 St. Paul MN and throughout the state. 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 a person is killed in an auto accident in St. Paul, or anywhere else in MN, the surviving family has a right to compensation through their own No Fault insurance coverage. These benefits include income loss compensation and replacement services 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 different than a wrongful death claim. 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 attorneys have helped people through the No-Fault system after a family member was in a fatal car or truck accident, and our lawyers 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 St. Paul 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 St. Paul car accident is your son or daughter.
SOCIAL SECURITY SURVIVORS BENEFITS FOR FAMILY AFTER SOMEONE IS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT – ST. PAUL 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. You and your family are still entitled to Social Security Benefits even if a car accident lawyer 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 crash, motorcycle, or truck accident in St. Paul 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 MN 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’ successful experience, handling hundreds of fatality and other car accident cases in St. Paul MN and throughout the state. Pam was a former partner at Meshbesher & Spence, and offers personal attention to her clients. A top auto accident lawyer can meet with you to discuss to discuss your case at our offices in Woodbury or Minneapolis. Our car crash lawyers also meet people at their homes to discuss car accident cases anywhere in the St. Paul area including Roseville, Maplewood, Woodbury, and other cities throughout Minnesota. We will always provide you with a free initial consultation and we never charge anything until you and your family receive compensation.