Deciding whether to file a wrongful death claim after the loss of a loved one is a personal process. No one else can make this decision for you and your family, but our experienced wrongful death lawyers can provide you with useful information about the benefits and costs of filing a lawsuit so that you can make an informed decision.
Each family has different circumstances, but we hope this list will help you to make the decision that is right for your family.
The Benefits of a Wrongful Death Case
Some of the reasons to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Holding the person responsible for the death accountable. In many cases, a wrongful death lawsuit is often the only avenue available to families who wish to seek legal accountability for a wrongful death.
- Protecting your financial recovery. A wrongful death case can provide you with the money that you need to pay the outstanding medical bills and funeral costs caused by the other driver’s negligence. It can provide you with compensation for the lost income your family has suffered, and will continue to suffer, because of your loved one’s death. It can also compensate your family for other damages such as the pain your loved one endured from the time of the accident until her death and your emotional loss.
While these benefits are important to consider, it is also important to think about the potential costs of a case.
Potential Costs of a Wrongful Death Case
During a wrongful death case:
- You may have to talk about the accident and about your loved one. This can be emotionally difficult.
- You may feel as if you are putting a price tag on your loss. However, you are not profiting financially from your loved one’s death.
If you choose to file a wrongful death claim, it is your wrongful death attorney’s job to make the process go as smoothly as possible for you.
If you would like to learn out more about how a wrongful death case works and whether a lawsuit is the right choice for you, we encourage you to call our experienced personal injury lawyers at any time to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.