Wrongful Death Lawsuits Help Surviving Family Members
What do the following accident and injury scenarios have in common? Wrongful death lawsuits?
- Automobile Driver Collides with a Pedestrian
- Medical Doctor Botches a Surgery
- Poorly Designed SUV Rolls Over on the Interstate
- Customer Is Assaulted in a Poorly Lit Parking Lot
The answer is that any one of these can result in a fatal injury to the victim due to someone else’s negligence. When someone dies in a form of a wrongful death claim as a result of another party’s negligence, legally it is known as a “wrongful death.”
Losing A Family Member Is Emotionally Devastating
Obviously, losing a family member is emotionally devastating. But when the death is related to carelessness on the part of another person, then the loss becomes much harder to accept. The death of a person has an IMMEDIATE impact on the family members left behind. In an instant, lives are changed forever. That’s why the law provides a legal remedy for surviving family members in the form of a wrongful death claim. If successful, the family members may be rewarded compensation for:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Future Wages
- Mental Suffering
It is important to remember that just because a person dies in an accident, the death may not be “wrongful.” Instead, a wrongful death suit is valid only where someone else causes the person’s death through a wrongful act, neglect, or carelessness. In other words, a suit for a wrongful death should be filed only if the death is caused by the intentional acts or negligence of someone else.
Nothing can replace a lost loved one
While nothing can replace a lost loved one, a successful wrongful death lawsuit can provide some level of comfort and assurance in the face of uncertainty and grief. No one would trade the life of a family member for a check, no matter how large. However, there are some kinds of losses the law cannot fix, such as death. The damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death suit are intended to make the loss more bearable by compensating the family.
A wrongful death lawsuit is complex, so you need our firm on your side to help you. And remember: If a family waits too long to file a wrongful death suit it may lose the right to file suit at all.
Let Us Help You
The last thing most people think of after the death of a family member is calling a lawyer, yet there are many important reasons to do so. First, we can help you determine if you have a wrongful death claim at all. And, the sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can work to preserve valuable evidence that will help you win your case.
We can help you negotiate the often complex legal world. We will arrange for the necessary expert witnesses. Also any others essential to proving your claim. We will work out an arrangement with these vendors. So, you do not have to pay for this expert advice and assistance by the hour.
And finally, please call us if you ever have any questions on these issues. Remember, the better your case, the more likely that an insurance company representative will contact you. But only offering you a fraction of what you deserve.