If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another person, you are most likely going to experience significant financial losses in addition to the emotional grief you are experiencing. Although filing a wrongful death case against the person whose actions caused your loved ones death will not replace him or her, compensation and damages received through such a claim can help to minimize the financial losses you have suffered because of their passing.
You may have incurred such losses as medical expenses for the care your loved one received prior to his or her death, funeral expenses, expenses related to grief counseling, losses due to lost services your loved one provided, lost income, lost inheritance rights and other expenses. In addition, your losses may include the pain and suffering caused by your loved one’s death. You may have experienced a loss of companionship you previously enjoyed with your loved one.
Wrongful deaths can occur due to medical malpractice, auto accidents, failures to diagnose and nursing home accidents among other things. If your loved one died because of the negligent actions of another, you may be able to recover damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
It is normally extremely draining, both emotionally and financially, when you lose a family member because of the negligence of another person. It is not wrong to try to recover associated damages from the responsible person for your loved one’s death. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you to alleviate some of the financial impacts you have suffered because of their death. You may need further information about such claims. Our law firm has put together some information for the families of those killed. You may learn some more by reading our wrongful death page.
Source: The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski, “Albuquerque Wrongful Death Attorneys“, November 11, 2014