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What are my options following a wrongful death of a loved one?

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2022 | Wrongful Death |

While no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, wrongful death lawsuit may help surviving family members with their financial recovery. If someone was responsible for a death, they should be help responsible. For example, a fatal car accident, medical mistake or defective product may have caused an untimely death.

Monetary losses

Monetary compensation (damages) can include medical and funeral expenses, loss of support and services, lost prospect of inheritance and lost income. A wrongful death claim is usually brought by a personal representative of the deceased’s estate. Beneficiaries of the lost loved one’s estate can receive damages for the wrongful loss of their loved one.

Proving negligence

To show that the accident victim was wrongfully killed, it is necessary to show that the victim’s death was caused by the negligence of someone else. This can be the result of a car accident, medical malpractice or other type of fatal accident. Families of loved ones unexpectedly lost in a fatal accident may experience financial and emotional damages and other challenges they did not expect to face.

There are also timelines associated with bringing a claim for damages this blog has previously discussed that surviving family members should be aware of. A wrongful death claim and wrongful death damages are intended to help the surviving family members of the victim but can also ensure the negligent party is responsible for their negligent actions. A wrongful death claim for damages can be important for families going through a devastating time.