Wrongful death occurs when someone’s death was caused through negligence, inaction, recklessness, or malice by another, whether it through a car accident, motorcycle accident, boating accident, medical malpractice or a dangerous or defective product.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil lawsuit, not a criminal one, and may be filed by surviving family members or some other injured parties on behalf of the deceased to recover costs and damages. Such things include pain and suffering, medical and other expenses, lost wages and benefits from pension plans, loss of companionship, and mental anguish.
he pain and anguish felt by families when a loved one dies is immeasurable. A price cannot be put on a deceased loved ones head, but financial compensation is still needed to take care of any funeral arrangements, medical bills, lost earnings due to death and any psychological counseling family members may seek.
Compensation is used to cover the financial burdens left behind after an untimely death and should not be thought of as a get rich quick moment. An experienced attorney works hard to recover damages on behalf of the deceased and to help the families find care and closure.
Wrongful death is always a surprise, but being left with mountains of bills and debt shouldn’t have to be either. In the case of accidents that result in wrongful death, it is best to contact an attorney to go over the steps needed for closure and receiving any compensation you may be entitled to.
If immediate family members are not available to receive compensation, then the next of kin of the deceased individual will be rewarded with the compensation.
This could include:
- Children (of the deceased)
- Aunts and Uncles
- If none are available, then other relatives may be deemed the “next of kin”.
As you can see, regardless of who is in succession of receiving compensation, a close family member is the one who will be able to use the funds to take care of the deceased and any and all financial liabilities left behind. It can not be stressed enough, how important recovering compensation is for all involved in this life changing ordeal.
The wrongful death attorneys at 1-800-393-9529 can assist you in receiving the highest compensation possible. If you believe you have a wrongful death suit, we can help you gather the evidence, complete the paperwork, and build a strong suit. Having a personal injury lawyer from our firm can give you assurance in a time of stress, sorrow, and confusion.
Damages in a wrongful death suit are not calculated the same as in personal injury cases. There is also a statute of limitation on wrongful death suits as well as the possibility that other injured parties may file their own lawsuit, independent of others. The circumstances, complexity, and surrounding issues of any case involving a fatality are traumatic and sad – but an experienced law firm can help guide you through the legal process and protect your rights and those of your family.
The wrongful death lawyers at Injury Help Finder have extensive experience in wrongful death claims, including those resulting from motorcycle injury, car accidents, boating accidents, truck accidents, and other injury-causing events. We have successfully represented thousands of clients in and throughout Los Angeles County.
We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive full compensation for the damages they have suffered. Contact us now for a free consultation with a lawyer by calling 1-800-393-9529 or contact us online.