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The loss of a beloved family member is one of the most difficult things a person can go through. The tragedy can be even more difficult when it is the result of another party’s actions or negligence. Grieving in these circumstances is incredibly difficult. The cruelty of losing someone due to a situation that could have been prevented can be hard to bear.
In cases where the death of your loved one was the result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Winning a wrongful death lawsuit can bring emotional closure to you and your family in the wake of a deep tragedy.
In addition to the emotional burden, there are financial considerations when a family member dies. Funeral costs can be high, and if the person who died was a primary earner in the family, their death can throw a grieving family’s financial future into question.
Though a lawsuit cannot bring your loved one back, wrongful death lawsuits can provide much needed financial compensation to your family. It may also result in a change of policies or laws, protecting other families from suffering the loss of a loved one.
Not every death is a wrongful death. Legally, a wrongful death is when somebody dies due to the misconduct or negligence of another party. There are many circumstances in which this can occur. These include:
In wrongful death cases, there’s never a guarantee of the amount of money you may be eligible for. Recoverable damages may include the following:
The law protects people who have lost a loved one due to the wrongful acts or negligence of another party. You are not alone, and don’t need to suffer in silence. The first consultation at Wilson Kehoe Winingham is free. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn about your legal rights.
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