People who have lost a loved one through the negligence, neglect or wrongful act of another, are often paralyzed with anger and anguish. It is hard to imagine how this wrongful death will affect their lives. We understand their special needs at this most difficult time.
There is never adequate compensation for the loss of a loved one, but the law has provisions to make things right by ordering the at-fault party or parties to compensate you for your economic and non-economic losses.
If you believe that your loved one died as a result of another’s negligence, wrongful act or neglect, we urge you to talk to one of our caring, competent and experienced attorneys for advice on a wrongful death lawsuit. Our firm’s reputation in this area is based on outstanding professional service, a sincere concern for our clients, and the care we take in handling every aspect of a wrongful death claims.
The economic losses that our firm can help you recover in a wrongful death law suit include medical expenses, hospital bills, wage loss, loss of future earning capacity, funeral, burial expenses and the economic loss of future services the deceased would have provided had he or she lived. Non-economic losses that are recoverable include loss of love, nurturing and companionship due to the loss of your loved one.
In certain aggravated situations, a court can also order damages beyond financial damages to be paid as a deterrent and punishment, to prevent this type of event from happening to others. These are called punitive damages. Our firm’s lawyers—with over 200 years of combined legal experience–are knowledgeable and skilled in representing surviving families in wrongful death suits. For over 35 years, our firm has been fighting for the rights of individuals and families seeking justice and compensation for wrongful deaths.
Wrongful death lawsuits are particularly complicated. The cases can be expensive and time consuming to litigate because they require extensive investigation and often the assistance of experts to help bolster your case. You should seek a law firm that is familiar with all aspects of a case like yours and also check whether the law firm has the financial resources to pay for the detailed investigation, research and experts needed to win your case. The difference between seasoned veterans and novices will show up in a case like this more so than in many other types of cases.
Our firm has written a booklet containing information on wrongful death lawsuits. Please fill in the 866·889·2177 form on our Home Page and it will be sent to you free of charge.