How do I Know if I have a Wrongful Death Claim?

The loss of a loved one is a traumatic experience in the lives of those who remain. No matter what caused the death of your loved one, your life is forever changed.

Nothing can bring your loved one back. But filing a wrongful death claim can help you heal by taking the time to mourn the loss without having to be on the hook for any of the costs associated with their death. Understanding whether you have a wrongful death claim is complex and requires the keen eye of a trusted wrongful death lawyer. A trusted law team may be able to help you move forward and remember your loved one fondly.

What is a wrongful death?

In the legal world, wrongful death is a death due to the negligence of another person. Even if the death is accidental, that doesn’t mean it was a pure accident, and no one is to blame for your present suffering.

Filing a wrongful death claim doesn’t mean you want the same fate for the person who is at fault for your loved one’s death. A wrongful death claim is intended to compensate you for your loss.

Types of wrongful death accidents:

Wrongful death accidents vary greatly but can include:

  • Car accident
  • Murder
  • Reckless driving
  • Medical malpractice
  • Fire
  • Drowning
  • Animal attack

In each of these circumstances, someone else is at fault for the death of your loved one. In each of these circumstances, the death of your loved one could have been prevented. And that is tragic, which is why you deserve compensation for your loss.

Do I have a wrongful death case?

We won’t know that for sure, until we meet with you to discuss the exact situation surrounding your loved one’s death. But don’t wait too long as there is a time limit you have to bring a claim.

Remember, it’s not about bringing your loved one back. A wrongful death claim is about making sure your suffering stops now.

Damages to fight for:

Nothing can bring your loved one back. But there are certain things that you will be on the hook to pay if you don’t file a wrongful death claim, including:

  • Funeral expenses
  • End of life medical care
  • Utility bills
  • Regular daily expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost wages

It can take a great deal of time to handle all of these items after your loved one’s death. You no longer have their companionship, and you may have to take time off work to manage their affairs. Also, there are medical and funeral expenses, neither of which are cheap. As the lawyers at Cohen & Cohen can attest, all of these are the direct result of someone else’s negligence. They need to be held accountable.

You deserve to have your suffering stop.

The unexpected loss of a loved one is one of the most traumatic moments in a person’s life. The healing can take years, and the loss never goes away.

Contacting an experienced lawyer can help give you the guidance you need to ensure you have the time you need to heal, you get the financial assistance you deserve, and your loved one is remembered fondly. We look forward to working with you.