The wrongful death lawsuit is a suit that is used by those who have lost loved ones due to the reckless or negligent actions of others. This can include slips and falls, auto accidents, work related injuries, and more.
A wrongful death case will involve as many different factors as a standard personal injury case, and will also need to be proven in the same way. In order to show that compensation is owed, the loved ones of the deceased must be able to prove that the negligent, reckless actions of another party directly led to the death of their loved one and that their death could have been prevented.
Settlement offers can be common in wrongful death cases, and a fair offer will be based on a number of different things including:
- Medical costs
- Funerary costs
- Financial hardships due to loss of a source of income
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
The complexities of a wrongful death case, combined with the highly emotional nature of these situations, mean that contacting our team to assist in handling a case is important. It’s the best way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve and that you’re able to move on following your loss.