Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when the death is sudden and caused by the actions of another individual. Under these circumstances, a family can be emotionally devastated. These losses can lead to anger, depression and feeling that life isn't fair. As if that isn't hard enough to deal with, these families are also slapped with the reality that they may have financial challenges ahead of them in the form of incurred medical expenses, funeral costs and their loved one's lost wages.
Although nothing can bring a lost loved one back, there may be action that surviving families can take in hopes of recovering compensation for their losses. A wrongful death lawsuit, if successful, can be one of the best options a family can pursue. This type of lawsuit can be filed if the death was caused by medical malpractice, drunk or negligent driving or negligence on another individual's behalf, among other things.
Yet, proving wrongful death and recovering the full amount of compensation a surviving family deserves is no easy task. It must be shown that the defendant owed the deceased individual a duty of care, that duty was breached and the victim's death was caused by that breach. Depending on the facts of the case, differing legal strategies and arguments may need to be utilized.
Due to the complexity of the legal issues involved in one of these lawsuits, it is often best to get more information about legal options. At our law firm, we strive to put our clients in a position to find closure and get the compensation they deserve. Our legal team works to ensure every case gets the attention it deserves, meaning that evidence is gathered and analyzed, legal arguments are crafted and witness credibility is assessed.