Dealing with a Wrongful Death
January 30, 2017
Although dying seldom seems “right” to the loved ones who are left behind, in instances of a wrongful death, it can feel even worse. Beyond the grief and sadness, past the shock and disbelief, the survivors may face even more challenges than if their family member passed away due to natural causes. Unanticipated funeral costs, loss of livelihood and medical expenses are just a few of the challenges that the remaining relatives are faced with.
A death may be considered “wrongful” when the departed passed due to the negligent actions of another. Vehicle collisions, poisoning and use of a defective product are just a few examples. If a loved one is tragically killed and it is directly attributed to the negligence of a person or company, surviving family members may be entitled to financial compensation from the negligent party.
Even though hiring a wrongful death lawyer might be the last thing that a widow, parent or family member is considering just after burying their loved one, it’s something that should be done. Although no amount of money replace the life of your loved one, it may help ease the financial burdens associated with the loved one’s death. Having a lawyer file suit on your behalf can help ensure your financial well-being.
If you suspect a loved one’s death is due to the negligent actions or inactions of another, please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.