When you lose someone you love, the first thing you think to do won’t likely be to file a wrongful death lawsuit, but it’s something you should consider. These claims aren’t made simply to be cruel or demanding; they are necessary to help gain compensation for the survivors’ loss. When you realize that you want to make a claim, it’s vital that you take quick steps to do so, so you won’t be stopped by a limitation on the time you have to make a claim.
There are multiple losses that are suffered when someone dies; financially, wages are lost, while personally, companionship is lost. Children may have lost a father or mother, while siblings may have lost their brother or sister. Funeral expenses and medical bills also add to the stress of a difficult time.
You can make a wrongful death claim if your loved one was killed due to someone else’s actions. For instance, if your loved one is hit by a car and dies, the driver may be held liable if he or she was in the wrong. You, as a survivor and loved one of the deceased, can make a claim. You must be an immediate family member to do so, but doing so is your right if you are. In most cases, you can make a claim if you’re the victim’s mother, father, spouse, sister, brother, daughter, or son.
Death isn’t easy, but the future doesn’t need to be bleak. With the right help, you can make sure your loved one’s family and children are compensated fairly. Our website has more information.