When someone is careless or reckless, and they cause the death of another, they should be held responsible. Many of us hear about wrongful death lawsuits, but we may not know what this means. Wrongful death cases involve the death of a person that is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. A wrongful death lawyer can help the family of deceased to get what they deserve.
The law allows the beneficiaries and/or estate of the decedent to file a claim when a loved one is killed. Getting help from a wrongful death attorney soon after a loved one has died is important. Your attorney needs to begin the investigation into the cause of your family member’s death right away. Evidence can be destroyed. Witnesses can disappear.
You are likely dealing with grief. You may be overwhelmed with funeral arrangements and family. Do not wait to contact an attorney. The evidence you need to make your claim might disappear.
Carelessness of Others Can Cause a Wrongful Death
Not every accident is caused by neglect or carelessness. But when someone ignores their duty or puts another at risk, and someone is killed, their family has a claim. Wrongful death cases can be possible when a death occurs from a:
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Drunk driving accidents
- Flash fire accidents
- Construction fall accidents
- Garbage collector accidents
- 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Workplace vehicle accidents
Whether the death of your loved one was caused by a workplace accident, a dangerous product, or a highway crash, a wrongful death lawyer can help.
What are Wrongful Death Damages?
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the neglect of another, you may be able to seek compensation. It may be hard to determine what damages you can ask for. Here are some examples of wrongful death damages:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance and counsel
- Lost income
- Loss of household services that the family member provided
- Medical bills that were necessary because of the accident before they died
Hire an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer
If a loved one died due to the neglect of another, act quickly to hire an attorney to protect your rights. In this time of grief, Chelsie King Garza offers a compassionate ear while fighting for your rights. Chelsie King Garza has handled complex litigation and won against the toughest defendants. Contact Chelsie King Garza today for help.