The death of a loved one isn’t something that you can get over quickly. Instead, it will likely bring a lifetime of sadness. This sadness doesn’t usually come all at once. You might find that it sort of hits you in waves. The first year, you might have a lot of grief waves as you go through the “firsts” without your family member. The following year, it might be a bit less intense, but the grief won’t ever go away.
We realize that you might still be upset about the death of your loved one, especially if the death was recent. An unexpected death, such as one that is caused by medical malpractice or negligence, can be particularly troublesome for those who are left behind. In these cases, there might be options that you can explore that would help you to avenge your loved one’s death through the civil court system.
When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you are doing three things. First, you are letting the person or entity responsible for the death know that the behavior that caused the person to die isn’t acceptable. Second, you are letting other people know that they need to be careful to avoid doing the same thing. Third, you are seeking compensation for the way that the death has impacted your finances.
We are here to walk you through the process. You should remember that wrongful death lawsuits have to be filed within certain time limits, known as the statute of limitations. This means you can’t put off the filing for too long because if you wait beyond that time limit, you won’t be able to do anything about your loved one’s death.