Money was not the first thing that you thought of when you learned of your loved one’s death. It was not on your mind at the funeral, or even in the painful days that followed.
However, now, as the initial shock wears off and you are forced to get back to the demands of your everyday life you are concerned. How will you pay the medical bills your loved one incurred because of the accident? Can you afford the funeral bills? How will your family account for the lost income your loved one can no longer provide?
Don’t Forget to Look to Your Loved One’s Insurance
Your loved one’s own insurance policy may provide you with:
- Money for funeral expenses.
- Survivor benefits. This could include compensation for the things that your loved one once did for the family (such as child care, transportation, etc.)
- Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. If the person who killed your loved one did not have insurance, or did not have enough insurance to pay your clam, then underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage may be important.
Of course, the amount that you are able to recover is highly dependent on the terms of the individual insurance contract and the specific facts of your case.
Call a Quad Cities Wrongful Death Lawyer for Help
Your loved one’s own insurance company may not be the only potential source of payment. The person whose negligent or intentional actions killed your loved one, or his or her insurance company, may also have to pay. For more information, please contact an experienced Iowa wrongful death attorney via this website or by calling 563-275-6892 or 888-807-2752.