The loss of a loved one through wrongful death should not go unpunished
Most people have experienced the loss of a loved one and it is a terrible feeling. It often causes an entire family to experience pain and suffering. You can imagine how much worse the experience would be if you knew it was caused by some else's negligence. Losing a brother, mother or any member of your family is not something that you can be compensated for. The family should not have to suffer financially due to someone else's negligence or intentional harm. Nothing can fully compensate your loss, but we can lessen the hardship.
If you are seeking a claim against the responsible party for wrongful death, don't try to go through it alone. You need assistance from an experienced wrongful death attorney. Someone who can guide you through the process and make sure it culminates in a successful conclusion. Call our legal team today to set up a free consultation so we can discuss your case in detail.
What exactly is a “wrongful” death?
If a person's actions are the cause of another person's death then the victim is said to have died a wrongful death. It is possible for each person in a family to file a different wrongful death claim, but it is usually handled by the family as a whole.
When you pursue a wrongful death claim, you can seek compensation for:
- Lost future income of the deceased
- Medical bills
- Lost future gains of the deceased
- Loss of benefits provided by the deceased
- Damages because of lost love, support or companionship
- Damages for emotional pain and suffering
What would be a common cause of wrongful death?
To prove wrongful death you first have to establish negligence or intentional harm. You can do this by proving the guilty person did something that no reasonable person would do in that situation. That being the case, the following are the most common causes of wrongful death:
- Medical malpractice
- Faulty or defective products
- Automobile and truck accidents
- Boat accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction or job accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Drug-related negligence
- Catastrophic injuries and accidents