Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle accident can be enormously devastating. Friends and family members can be struggling with considerable grief, anger and fear about what the future holds. In these difficult times, people are typically looking for answers, help and guidance.
It is for these and other reasons why many survivors choose to purse a wrongful death claim. While you may initially be hesitant about this option or feel like it’s unnecessary, there are some important things you stand to gain by taking legal action.
- Accountability: Assigning legal responsibility for your loss can give you the relief of knowing that the person who caused or contributed to that loss has been held accountable.
- Financial relief: Any fatal accident has the potential to result in huge financial damages for which you may not be prepared. This includes medical and funeral expenses, loss of financial support as well as pain and suffering. By filing a wrongful death claim, you can work to collect compensation for these and other damages.
- Preventing repeat situations: The act of filing a lawsuit can send a powerful message to defendants and others that they can face penalties for negligence and/or recklessness. Hopefully, this message can be strong enough to prompt changes and avoid future incidents from destroying the lives of other victims and their families.
We understand that there is no amount of money or legal accountability that can replace a loved one or truly compensate survivors for their loss. However, filing a lawsuit to pursue damages can ease the financial burden you may be carrying and allow you to focus on coping with the tragic situation.
If you have recently lost a loved one and feel that the death was the result of a negligent or intentionally dangerous party, you are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about how firm and how we may be able to help you.