When someone dies due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity, it is known as wrongful death. It is a devastating event that not only causes emotional pain but also financial and practical difficulties for the surviving family members. According to the National Safety Council, in the United States, the number of preventable deaths per year is around 161,374.
Wrongful death cases can arise from a variety of situations, including medical malpractice, workplace accidents, car accidents, and product defects. In these cases, our team of professionals can help families seek justice and compensation for their losses. We understand that no amount of money can bring back a loved one, but it can help ease the burden of financial strain caused by the death.
Wrongful death cases can be complex and emotionally challenging. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate support and guidance to families during this difficult time. We work tirelessly to ensure that families receive the justice and compensation they deserve. As one expert put it, "Wrongful death cases are not just about the law; they are about telling the story of the person who was lost and seeking accountability for their death."
What are the Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim?
When a loved one passes away, it can be an incredibly difficult time for everyone involved. It's even more challenging when the death was due to someone else's negligence or intentional act. In these cases, a wrongful death claim can help bring justice to the situation.
There are several elements that must be present in order to file a successful wrongful death claim. First, it must be shown that the death was caused by the defendant's actions or failure to act. This can include things like medical malpractice, car accidents, or even criminal acts.
Next, it must be proven that the defendant was negligent or intentionally caused harm. This can be difficult to prove, but with the help of our team of professionals, we can gather evidence and build a strong case.
Finally, there must be damages resulting from the death. This can include things like funeral expenses, loss of income, and emotional pain and suffering.
At our firm, we understand the emotional toll a wrongful death can take on a family. We are committed to helping our clients navigate the legal process and get the compensation they deserve.
What Types of Damages are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?
When a loved one dies due to the negligence or intentional actions of another, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim. In these cases, there are several types of damages that may be available. These include economic damages such as medical and funeral expenses, as well as loss of income and benefits.
Non-economic damages may also be available, such as compensation for the pain and suffering of the deceased person before death, loss of companionship, and emotional distress. Punitive damages may also be awarded in cases where the defendant's actions were particularly egregious.
It is important to note that each case is unique and the types and amounts of damages available will depend on the specific circumstances of the case. Our team of wrongful death lawyers has the experience and knowledge necessary to help families navigate this difficult process and fight for the compensation they deserve.