When surviving family members have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, they may be left with many questions and face unexpected emotional and financial damages. Wrongful death actions may be able to provide some help to surviving family members coping with the unexpected, and wrongful, loss of a loved one in a fatal accident.
There has been a growing awareness of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated head trauma causing a series of otherwise non-dangerous concussions. In 2015, the movie “Concussion” taught the world about the condition and its apparent prevalence among football players. The disease is thought to affect others experiencing mild brain trauma repeatedly, such as members of the military and domestic violence survivors.