Death is already hard to begin with, but knowing that the death was entirely preventable makes it even more difficult. A wrongful death can be the result of a car or plane accident, medical negligence, a slip and fall accident, nursing home abuse, or the use of a defective productive. If a family member has died because of someone’s fault or negligence, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
You’ll need legal help, too. Here are some of the advantages of hiring a wrongful death attorney:
Dealing with the death of a loved one can make it tough to stay on top of legal details. Your attorney can take care of that for you. By helping you file a claim and guiding you through the stages, you’ll have an easier time, preventing mistakes in filing or in court that could cost you the case. Consulting a lawyer helps you learn what steps to take in order to get the case started.
Having someone on your side matters. By hiring an attorney who specializes in wrongful death cases, you have someone to represent your case and fight for your rights in court.
Your lawyer has the negotiating skills necessary to ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation due to you and your family. You’ll have no worries that you’ll have to contend with a settlement that isn’t fair, much less barely enough.
It’s never going to be enough to compensate for your loss. But damages provide you and your family with financial assistance to cover the following costs: funeral and burial expenses, the benefits lost when the family member died, along with the loss of income and family support, depending on how financially dependent the family was on the person who died. Damages also include coverage for medical expenses and for the pain and suffering as well as mental anguish and loss of companionship.
The number one reason you need a lawyer is this: to win. By winning the case, you have the consoling thought that justice has been served. It won’t bring your loved one back, but it can prevent the same thing from happening to others. And that’s a comforting thought.
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Mary Ann Covone, P.C., Attorney at Law, offers legal services to help you with your case. If you’re looking for Justice wrongful death attorneys, contact us. We have the training, experience, and commitment to help you win.