When a loved one dies in a truck crash, the words fatal and wrongful death may seem like they can be used interchangeably—or that any distinctions simply don’t matter. Whether an accident was fatal and/or a wrongful death does not change the fact that your loved one was killed. However, the distinction between these two terms may be very important to your potential recovery. It is only for fatal I-635 truck accidents that are also wrongful deaths that you may be able to recover legal damages.

Five Causes of Fatal I-635 Truck Accidents That May be Wrongful Deaths

Generally, when a fatal I-635 truck crash is caused by someone other than the person who died, the surviving family members may have a wrongful death case. While there are many potential causes of accidents, five causes of wrongful death truck wrecks include:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Truck driver distraction
  • Truck driver speeding
  • Drunk driving by a trucker
  • A mechanical problem with the truck

Please remember, however, that this list is not all-inclusive, and that if you have any questions after losing a loved one in a fatal truck crash then it is important to contact a Kansas City truck lawyer for an individual consultation to discuss the specific facts of your potential case and possible recovery.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.