There are few things in life worse than the loss of a loved one. Words cannot adequately describe how your loss will affect your life and the lives of countless family and friends. In some cases, the death was avoidable. It was through the actions or inactions of others that brought about your loved one’s demise. In these cases, while it may be the last thing on your mind, there are several benefits to filing a wrongful death claim.
With the passing of a loved one comes many expenses. Funerals arrangements can cost tens of thousands of dollars. If the deceased had children, the burden of support would fall to the surviving parent alone. Four years of college can cost well over $100,000. Additionally, mortgages and debts may come due. The last thing you need after suffering a loss is to be tossed out of your home, have your vehicle repossessed, and be struggling to provide for your children. A wrongful death claim can offset these burdens with monetary compensation for your loss.
The negligent party involved in the death of your loved one should answer for their part in it. Whether they contributed to the incident through action or inaction, they should be held accountable. A wrongful death claim can include punitive damages that punish the responsible party monetarily. This civil action will be in addition to any criminal liability determined by the prosecutor’s office.
Saving a Life
By filing a wrongful death claim, you are standing up to the party responsible for the death of your loved one. This means you can force them to make changes to their actions that contributed to the incident. If they have to pay, you can bet they will change their ways. In effect, a wrongful death claim is helping to prevent that party from causing another death in a similar manner. Don’t let your loss be for nothing. Force the negligent party into action to save future lives.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to action or inaction by another party, receive the compensation you are due and punish the responsible party with a wrongful death claim. Contact us online for a consultation on your case at (972) 632-1300 today.