In a fatal car accident, the family members of the person who died may be eligible to receive compensation. This is known as a wrongful death claim. The specific family members who are eligible to receive compensation will depend on the laws of the state where the accident occurred, but typically this includes the deceased person's spouse, children, and/or parents.
In addition to the family members of the person who died, anyone else who was injured in the accident may also be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries. This could include passengers in the vehicle, pedestrians, or other drivers who were involved in the accident.
In order to receive compensation, the family members or injured parties will need to prove that the other party was at fault for the accident and that their loved one's death or injuries were a result of the accident. This will typically involve providing evidence such as witness statements and accident reports. A lawyer can help with this process.