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A wrongful death claim may be appropriate after a loss

| Jan 24, 2020 | Wrongful Death |

One of the hardest experiences to endure is the death of a loved one. But what can make it even harder is when another person’s negligent actions resulted in the demise of your spouse, sibling, child or parent.

In some of these situations, the negligent party’s actions may rise to the level where criminal charges are filed against them. But in far too many instances, there is no criminal component involved. That can leave family members impotent with rage because they feel that there will be no justice meted out.

In such situations, whether or not the person who caused your loved one’s death is criminally prosecuted for their actions, we can help you seek civil justice. We understand that there is no amount of money that can ever replace your loved one’s vital presence in your life. However, seeking compensation for your loss can help you reach closure and provide you with much-needed financial assistance.

You can seek costs of any medical bills and expenditures for their funeral bills or other arrangements. Sometimes, it may be appropriate to petition the court for the pain and suffering your loved one endured. Also included in many lawsuits is the amount of economic damages lost if a breadwinner is no longer able to contribute toward his family’s coffers.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit also holds the at-fault party liable and may serve as an effective deterrent for the future. This can apply not just to them but to others who realize they could face the same repercussions if they act recklessly or carelessly.