Losing a loved one is always difficult, but when the death is unexpected it can be even more devastating, as the family has no time to prepare both emotionally and financially. This can leave the family not only grieving the loss, but also trying to figure out how they will pay for things after losing the income of the loved one.
Families who find themselves in this unfortunate situation may be able to receive compensation for their financial loss through a wrongful death lawsuit, if the accident was the result of another party's negligence. This compensation can pay for the loss of future income, medical bills, funeral costs, loss of love and support, loss of the services around the household and other expenses the family suffers due to the loss of the loved one
Many people are uncomfortable with the thought of a wrongful death claim. Of course, a lawsuit cannot bring back a lost loved one, and no amount of money can take the place of a member of the family. However, the financial losses suffered by surviving family members after an accident are very real. A lawsuit can help them cope with the long aftermath of an accident.
The issues in wrongful death lawsuit are emotionally sensitive and legally and financially complicated. It can be crucial to have help from an attorney who has experience with the technical and personal aspects of these legal actions.
At Turbin Chu Heidt we have handled many of these matters and understand the difficult situation for families. For more information on how we handle these cases please visit our wrongful death page on our website.