Losing a loved one is never easy. That difficulty can be compounded if the death was the result of another’s negligence. While there is no amount of compensation that can ease the sadness and grief of losing a relative, child or significant other, the law allows surviving family members to recover compensation from those responsible for the wrongful death of a loved one. A wrongful death lawyer can help guide grieving families through the legal process.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated wrongful death lawyer who can assist you.
What is a Wrongful Death Action?
In a wrongful death action, a lawsuit is brought forth on behalf of the surviving family members of person who has died. While there is no amount of compensation that could alleviate the pain of losing a loved one, the law allows surviving family members to receive financial compensation for the losses they have suffered due to the death of their loved one. These losses include funeral expenses, medical expenses, loss of financial and emotional support, and mental anguish.
How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
To add to the grief loved ones face after a death, families are often faced with medical expenses, funeral costs, and other bills. Surviving family members may also be left wondering how they will support themselves if the deceased loved one was the main wage earner in the family.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s family may be able to recover financial compensation for a number of losses, including:
- Funeral or medical expenses connected to the death
- Loss of benefits, such as medical coverage or pension plans
- Loss of the victim’s expected earnings
- Loss of an inheritance caused by the untimely death
- The value of services and goods that a victim would have provided
- Loss of consortium from a deceased spouse
- Loss of society, love and companionship from the decedent
- Loss of the training, advice, guidance, protection, care and nurturing from the decedent
- Damages for the survivors’ pain and suffering or mental anguish
A wrongful death lawyer can assist families in establishing the liability of the responsible party, as well as help loved ones recover the compensation to which they are entitled.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.