Nothing is more devastating or life altering than the loss of a loved one. It’s even more cruel and hard to bear if the loss was the result of the actions, bad decisions, mistakes, or negligence of another party — a wrongful death. Your loved one suffered the ultimate injury — but you’ve been harmed as well. Though they can no longer act on their own behalf to see justice done — you can. Obviously, no financial compensation can bring a loved one back, but fairness requires that survivors be provided for and compensated for their loss and its impact (economic and otherwise) on their lives. By holding the responsible party accountable, you may also help to insure that the same fate doesn’t befall another family in similar circumstances in the future. But making this happen will require the services of a knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate attorney to assist you in dealing with the responsible parties and their lawyers and insurance companies, to secure the justice that might otherwise be denied.
A wrongful death can occur in a number of different settings and circumstances, which you can learn more about on this site: