Losing a loved one is never easy but can be made all the more painful and challenging when the death was caused by the reckless behavior of someone else. Accountability brings family members of wrongful death victims the closure they may need as a part of the grieving process and to move on. In such tragic instances, surviving family members may pursue compensation by filing a wrongful death claim or pursing a wrongful death lawsuit.
A Tough Financial Road Ahead
The untimely loss of a loved one unfortunately also brings about significant financial burdens, such as funeral expenses, lost wages, medical bills, and other unexpected economic damages. A wrongful death claim or lawsuit helps a family hold negligent parties legally accountable and may help prevent others from suffering a similar fate. Although no amount of money can ever replace a beloved family member, legal action may also assist a family in getting compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering as well as loss of consortium. In the most extreme of cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to the plaintiff, in which the defendant will be required to pay additional compensation for his or her wrongdoing as a form of punishment.
Overcoming the Obstacles in Your Wrongful Death Case
It is hard to believe that so many forms of negligence can lead to a catastrophic injury or death. From distracted driving in an auto accident, motorcycle crash, truck collision, or boat accident to a design flaw or manufacturing defect in a dangerous product, it only takes a second of oversight for life to never be the same. Proving fault in a wrongful death case is an intricate process. In many instances, accident reconstruction, medical experts, witness testimony, and effective strategies must all be implemented and presented properly.
One major challenge of wrongful death claims is that they are an investment of time and energy. A case may take two or more years to resolve; however, if the case is never pursued to begin with, a family may miss their chance for justice. It is important to remember that the choice to take legal action is a serious one. No one can make you and your family file a claim or pursue a lawsuit if that’s not what you choose to do. Nevertheless, making an informed decision based on reliable legal information regarding your rights and options is critical. The last thing anyone wants is to regret having not known what could have been.
One Step at a Time with your Claim
A wrongful death lawyer at Jurewitz Law Group has the legal experience and resources to build a solid case for a positive outcome. For years, our attorneys have helped surviving family members of wrongful death victims fight the hurdles in their way so that justice and compensation are won. For a free consultation and additional information about how we can protect the rights of you and your family, please call (888) 233-5020. We pride ourselves in offering our clients personal attention for peace of mind.