Personal Injury Law – Wrongful Death Cases
Nothing is more final or more devastating than a wrongful death caused by the negligence of another. The sadness of this death is compounded by the fact that these injuries were completely preventable. Whether it is caused by a car accident, a faulty product, or any sort of negligence, a wrongful death attorney can hold the responsible parties accountable. While this will not bring the loved one back, it can help the family to have their day in court, forcing the responsible party to admit fault and pay for their negligence.
While the criminal justice system may not be able to provide restitution for the family, the law allows the family members or beneficiaries of the deceased to file a “wrongful death” suit. The closure of a wrongful death lawyer can provide to loved ones is more valuable than the money this suit will bring. It also can help ensure that the parties will never engage in such negligence again. This can help other families from going through the pain and loss these loved ones have experienced.
Family members may request monetary compensation to replace the wages that the deceased person would have earned, as well as recovery for:
Expenses associated with the death (such as medical and funeral costs)
Benefits that the survivors lost (such as insurance)
The pain, suffering, or mental anguish suffered by the survivors
Loss of companionship, care, or protection.
In addition, the beneficiaries of the deceased may sue to recover any inheritance that they may have lost due to the person’s wrongful death.
Survivors may also seek punitive damages – i.e. an additional amount of money that the party at fault would be ordered to pay, in order to punish a wrongdoer and encourage safe behavior by others.
However, some people and agencies may be immune from wrongful death suits. Moreover, in cases that do go forward, the process of assigning an appropriate monetary value to some of the damages (especially such intangibles as pain and suffering or loss of companionship) may be quite complex.
Understanding how to value these claims is vital for a family when seeking to pay for the damages this negligence has caused. An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help explain just what type of damages the family can recover and what settlement or verdict would be fair. While a family may not want to think about money during this difficult time, there are very real monetary concerns to worry about. This attorney can focus on that aspect while the family works to adjust to this new reality without a cherished loved one.
At our Law Office, we will fight aggressively to honor your deceased loved one and get you the compensation you deserve. We will make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions. This will not bring a loved one back, but it can help with the grieving process and help bring necessary closure to a family. We take great pride in helping families through this difficult time and would be happy to provide our services to you.
If you have suffered as a result of the death of a relative, believe that another person or a product was responsible for that death, and would like to pursue compensation for the various types of harm caused to you by that death, please contact us for a free consultation regarding your rights.
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