Enduring the death of a loved one is devastating on its own – but learning that their death was caused by someone’s negligence is another matter entirely. As hurtful as it is to know that your loved one’s death could have been prevented, there may be financial benefits that you and your family are entitled to. Wrongful death lawsuits are important because they bring attention to injustice, and can help recover the compensation, including:
- Any gifts, benefits, wages, income, or financial support that would have been gifted to the deceased’s family members may be due as compensation. The wishes of your loved one should be honored after their passing, and the plans they’ve set in motion should be fulfilled. Financial struggles can be an unfortunate and stressful side effect of loss, so any possibility for relief should be investigated to the fullest extent.
- Funeral, burial, and medical expenses may be covered under wrongful death compensation. Honoring your loved one is deeply personal and a key part of the grieving process. You deserve to be able to pay tribute to your loved one, and you shouldn’t have to worry about affording a funeral or memorial service to lay them to rest.
- Household responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, property maintenance and even child-care that the deceased would have performed are subject to compensation. This can be especially helpful to a widowed spouse who relied heavily on their loved one. The loss of your partner can mean a complete life change and you shouldn’t be expected to pay the price for someone else’s mistakes.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation that could provide you with the financial support you need. Call us for a free consultation to determine if you qualify!