Living on after the wrongful death of a loved one can be difficult for you and your family. You may have just lost a mother, father, sister, brother or spouse; you could have lost a child or an aunt or uncle. The feelings you have right now are likely to be overwhelming, but you still need to consider if you want to discuss a wrongful death claim with your attorney. These claims can be limited with the statute of limitations, so if you don't step forward quickly, you could lose the right to seek compensation for the loss you've suffered.
A wrongful death is any death caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person. Maybe the victim has passed away because of a drunk driver getting behind the wheel, or perhaps a malfunction on machinery at work resulted in an industrial accident that took his or her life. Whatever the reason was, if the cause was negligence, it's important to make a claim to receive the compensation you deserve.
Money won't bring back someone you've lost, but it can help you in a number of ways during this difficult time in your life. It can help support you and your children if you're lacking in wages due to your spouse passing away; it can pay for funeral costs, medical bills and travel expenses. It can cover your loved one's pain and suffering, along with numerous other financial implications that resulted from this situation.
Our website has more information on wrongful death and what to do if your loved one has died. You deserve the chance to make a claim.