Justice for Those Who Suffer the Ultimate Loss
When I meet with clients who have recently and senselessly lost a loved one, my primary concern is their well-being. The emotional trauma and the challenges of moving forward after such a sudden loss can be overwhelming, especially when compounded with the knowledge that someone else’s recklessness or negligence may have caused the loss. I make every effort to make my clients feel that they can share their concerns with me and in turn I do everything in my power to bring them some peace of mind and light the path forward.
If you are living in the aftermath of a wrongful death, I understand that no amount of money or legal advice can make you whole again. But as an experienced wrongful death attorney, I will be by your side during this difficult time, with compassion and a track record of obtaining justice and significant compensation for families that can alleviate some of the emotional, financial, and practical aftermath of such a loss.
When is a Death "Wrongful"?
When someone is killed because another person or entity acted carelessly or negligently, or acted with intentional, willful, wanton or reckless conduct, designated family members such as surviving spouses, children, parents and others may sue that party for wrongful death. In some limited instances, a party may even be strictly liable for the death of another without the surviving heirs having to show any wrongdoing by the other party.
Damages Recoverable for Wrongful Death
Once a defendant is found liable for a wrongful death, the surviving family members who were plaintiffs in the lawsuit may recover the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Lost wages and benefits the deceased would likely have earned if he or she had lived
- Costs of pursuing the wrongful death suit
- Pain, suffering, and damages for the loss of the relationship with the deceased
In wrongful death cases, the family’s lawyer needs to know the law and have the experience in wrongful death cases that will get the family the help and justice they so desperately need. But that lawyer needs to be there for the family at all times, committed to ensuring that they are cared for and that they understand every step of the legal process. If you are coping with the loss of a loved one and believe that someone else may be at fault, please contact me to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your issues, concerns, and questions. I am committed to obtaining justice and compensation for those left behind after a loved one suddenly and senselessly passes away.