Losing someone you love is a difficult situation for anyone. When this is due to the actions of another person, such as in a fatal semitruck or vehicle crash, it is sometimes possible for the victim’s next of kin to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to hold the liable party accountable for their actions. These cases are filed in civil court and can end with the victim’s family getting compensation for the financial damages they’ve suffered via the loss of their loved one.
What points must be present to seek compensation?
There are four points that must be present if you’re going to seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit:
- The person who died must have been a human
- The death must have been due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another person or entity
- The family members who are still living have monetary damages due to their loved one’s death
- The deceased person’s estate has a personal representative
There are many factors that go into these cases, so it’s best if you have legal representation. We are familiar with these cases and are prepared to go to battle for the compensation that you deserve.
We realize that a wrongful death claim is more than just about money. You want to avenge your loved one’s death. We’re here to support you throughout this process. When we work with you, we handle the legal aspects of the case so you can work on trying to deal with the emotional process that comes with grieving the loss of someone close to you.