Vehicle Accidents Leading to Wrongful Death

In recent years, there has been an alarming rise in the number of auto accidents fatalities. This surge is largely attributed to the prevalence of distracted driving, speeding, and impaired driving. In this blog post, we delve into the statistics, explore the root causes behind these accidents, and shed light on the legal recourse available for grieving families.


The Statistics

The statistics surrounding traffic fatalities are heartbreaking. According to recent data, a significant portion of these tragedies can be linked to three primary factors: distracted driving, speeding, and impaired driving. These behaviors, often resulting from negligence and recklessness, have shattering consequences for the people involved and their families.


Distracted Driving: A Silent Culprit

Distracted driving has emerged as a silent but deadly culprit on our roads. With the prevalent use of smartphones, drivers are increasingly engaging in activities that divert their attention from the road. Texting, browsing social media, or even adjusting in-car entertainment systems contribute to a rise in accidents, leading to devastating outcomes.


Speeding: The Need for Caution

Speeding is another major contributor to fatal accidents. Whether it’s exceeding posted speed limits or driving too fast for road conditions, the consequences are often severe. High-speed collisions result in more significant impacts, leading to a higher likelihood of fatalities. Drivers must recognize the importance of adhering to speed limits and adjusting their speed based on the prevailing circumstances.


Impaired Driving: The Unforgivable Risk

Perhaps one of the most preventable causes of fatal accidents is impaired driving. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction times. Families are left struggling with the heart-wrenching reality that a loved one’s life was cut short due to someone else’s decision to drive while impaired.


Legal Recourse for Grieving Families

Understanding the legal recourse available is paramount for families in the aftermath of a wrongful death resulting from a vehicle accident. Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers can provide support and guidance to families seeking justice for their loved ones. Our experienced team of attorneys navigates the complexities of wrongful death cases, obtaining compensation and accountability for the responsible parties.


Wrongful Death Claims

Families may pursue wrongful death claims when a loved one’s demise results from someone else’s negligent or intentional actions. Our legal team works diligently to establish the liability of the at-fault party, whether a distracted, speeding, or impaired driver. Through comprehensive investigations and a deep understanding of the law, we strive to bring justice to those who have suffered immeasurable loss.


Compensation for Damages

In addition to seeking justice, our firm is committed to securing compensation for the damages suffered by the deceased and their grieving family. This may include medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and emotional suffering. While no amount of compensation can replace a lost loved one, it can provide financial relief during a challenging time and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.



The surge in fatal vehicle accidents stemming from distracted driving, speeding, and impaired driving is a pressing concern that demands our collective attention. As we navigate the troubling statistics and delve into the root causes, it becomes evident that proactive measures are essential to mitigate these tragic outcomes. 


At Vames, Wang & Sosa, we are ready to assist families in navigating the legal complexities of wrongful death claims, working tirelessly to bring closure and accountability to those left behind. Together, we can strive for safer roads and a future where preventable accidents are minimized, sparing families from the devastating consequences of distracted, speeding, and impaired driving.

Call us today to avail a free consultation and allow us to support you in your pursuit of justice. Our dedicated team ensures swift case investigations and the meticulous collection of crucial evidence to form a robust legal foundation.

Emery Wang

Emery Wang

Emery Wang has been a lawyer in Oregon since 2009. While attending Lewis & Clark law school, Emery worked as a Multnomah County District Attorney, and since then has been a full time personal injury lawyer.

Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers focus on vehicle crashes, personal injury, and first-party car accident insurance claims. They have offices located in Gresham and Hillsboro.

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