The death of a loved one is something that is difficult to overcome, but you might find it even more difficult when the death is because someone else was being reckless. This is often the case when you lose a loved one because of an accident that was caused by another driver.
After you learn of the death, you are likely going to have to make final arrangements for the decedent. This is an emotionally and financially devastating thing to have to do. In some cases, the stress about money will make the other impacts of the death seem even more serious.
We understand that you are reeling from the unexpected news. We can’t take away the pain, but we can lend a listening ear for you while we help you learn about the options you have to minimize the financial impact that you have to deal with.
One option that you have is a wrongful death lawsuit. You have to meet the criteria to file the claim, which means that you have a financial interest in the death and that the case meets certain requirements. We can go over these with you so that you can see how your case fares.
Another thing that we have to determine is how much compensation you need to seek. This will vary depending on the circumstances of the case, so we can’t just throw out ballpark figures. Instead, we need to evaluate the case to figure out what types of damages we can claim and what monetary amount to attach to each of these.