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When Wrongful Death Hits Home

In today’s world, we are constantly being informed about tragic incidents where bad things have happened to good people. But when wrongful death hits home, it’s an entirely different experience. Surviving family members may wish to bring their loved one’s life to justice by taking legal action against the offender. In these situations, it is advised that reputable and qualified legal counsel is sought. 

Surviving family members such as children, spouses, parents, or other dependents can file a wrongful death lawsuit. When a person is killed due to negligence of another, it can leave families feeling added anguish amidst their grief. A wrongful death claim can compensate the surviving family for:

  • Medical expenses of the deceased person
  • Lost wages that would have supported the family
  • Pain and suffering of deceased before death
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of parental guidance 
  • Burial expenses

Those who are wondering whether they have grounds for a wrongful death case are encouraged to speak with a lawyer who is familiar with handling lawsuits of this sensitive nature. The laws for who can submit a wrongful death claim will vary based on state law, which a lawyer can discuss with you in further depth and how it may impact your case. Examples of wrongful death incidents that may necessitate legal action include: 

  • Construction accident
  • Car accident
  • Bike accident
  • Boating accident
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Cruise ship accident
  • Workplace accident
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Electric scooter accidents
  • Dog bite/attack
  • Assault
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Truck accident

When someone we care about passes away in a tragic way and another party was at-fault, we may feel the urge to hold that offender accountable. As a wrongful death lawyer, like one from Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC, would advise during a consultation, evidence will be of utmost importance in the strength of any wrongful death lawsuit. 

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