When it comes to small injuries, nearly any lawyer can represent you in a settlement. But for catastrophic cases like the wrongful death of a loved one, you need someone with the grit and determination to fight and win for you.
No, monetary compensation can never make up for the pain caused by the death of a loved one. But you shouldn’t feel guilty for demanding that those responsible help cover the costs associated with your loss, and to help provide for your family’s future.
At its core, a wrongful death lawsuit claims that the deceased was killed as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, and that the victim’s surviving dependents are entitled to monetary compensation.
For most lawyers, wrongful death cases can be difficult to prove. Luckily, we aren’t “most lawyers.”
If you have even the slightest suspicion that your loved one’s death could have been stopped or avoided, get in touch with a skilled personal injury lawyer ASAP.
Because murder is a criminal act, it is prosecuted in criminal courts and can result in jail time, monetary damages and other penalties, if the defendant is proven “beyond a reasonable doubt” to be guilty.
Wrongful death is prosecuted in civil courts, where a “preponderance of evidence” creates less severe requirements to win your case.
Furthermore, medical malpractice is an additional type of case that may also qualify as a wrongful death—however, not every malpractice case is a wrongful death, and vice versa.
In order to prove a wrongful death, we must show the following:
You may be entitled to damages for:
Choosing the right lawyer will help you maximize your compensation.
If your loved one was taken from you and you suspect their death could have been prevented, call us immediately for a free consultation.
Compensation might not be able to make up for your loss, but it will help ease your financial burden and help prepare for your family’s future.
Don’t wait another second. Contact us right away and let’s win the compensation your family rightfully deserves.
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