It comes as no surprise that having to cope with the loss of a family member or other loved one will be one of the most difficult times of your life. When you discover that their death was the cause of some one else’s negligent or careless act, it only hurts more. Because someone contributed to or was the main reason behind your loved ones death, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to get the financial compensation you and your family deserve. Besides getting the financial compensation your family deserves, a wrongful death lawsuit helps bring closure to the family of lost loved ones because our investigation will turn up all the information you need. When you need answers, you need a team of trial tested winners on your side, and that is what we provide to you, and you can speak with us for free and there is no fee unless we win!
What Exactly is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when a person s life is lost due to someone else’s negligence, intentional act, mistake, or various other reasons. Wrongful death can happen because of a doctor’s mistake, a careless or drunk driver, a construction accident, or any other situation where a person’s life is lost due to the acts of another individual. In order to collect for wrongful death, you must be able to show that you would have been able to sue the liable party had the person not lost their life. If they can be held liable for that, and you can then show that the death was proximately caused because of that act or omission, you can sue for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims can and are even made for murder, just as they were against O.J. Simpson when he was sued by the parents of Ron Goldman. In that case, the victim’s families were awarded a judgment in the amount of $33.5 million dollars.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The law generally states that the “next of kin” may file a lawsuit for wrongful death claims. What this means is that the surviving family members (spouse, children, etc.), can file this claim.
Compensation for Wrongful Death
Courts across the country, and even within each state, view compensation for wrongful death claims a little differently. This is why it is necessary to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, one that knows which rules and laws apply to your family’s particular situation. The compensation that a surviving family can receive include:
- Expenses related to death
- Loss of Benefits
- Loss of Future Income
- Any Monetary Losses Because of the Injury
- Pain and Suffering
- In some Instances, Punitive Damages
- Loss of Companionship
Additional factors that are taken into account when factoring the amount of money the surviving family should receive are how dependent the surviving family was on the decedent and how much money and benefits they would have amassed and earned had they been able to work until retirement. These involve heavy calculations that our team of wrongful death attorneys work on with accountants and actuaries when needed to help maximize the compensation your family will receive. No one will fight harder than our team to hold the liable party responsible for their actions that caused you to lose a loved one.
What Do I Do Now?
Don’t wait any longer. Laws governing how long you have to file your wrongful death claim can limit your chances of receiving the compensation your family deserves. Contacting our team of professionals will insure that your rights are protected. Our team of personal injury and wrongful death attorneys will do everything in our power to help make your family’s future financially secure. With our network of attorneys having brought in millions of dollars for clients around the country, you can rest assured that you have chosen a winner and are in good hands. Contact us now for a 100% free consultation. And as is the case, there is never a fee unless we win. Protect your family’s rights, contact us right away.