If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. The death of a loved one is devasting, and in cases of wrongful death, made even more painful by the knowledge that it did not have to happen. You are probably feeling very overwhelmed by grief and by the practical matters that must be addressed, such as funeral arrangements and financial issues.
We understand that no amount of money can make up for your loss, and that in your time of grief, the last thing that your want to think about is pursuing a lawsuit. However, it is important that you realize that time limits do apply, and if you wait too long to take action you will give up your right to compensation.
Who is Entitled to Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case?
Each case is unique, and there are many factors involved in who is entitled to compensation. Those who can sue for wrongful death can include:
Compensation for Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death you may be entitled to compensation including:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful Death Causes
Wrongful death cases typically arise out of other types of cases. Accidents are a very common, but not the only cause of wrongful deaths. Wrongful death is often the result of:
- Auto accidents
- Plane accidents
- Boat accidents
- Train accidents
- Defective products
- Construction accidents
- Refinery accidents
- Dangerous premises
- Toxic exposure
Seeking compensation when you have lost a loved one may seem too difficult, but it is an important step for you and your family in putting your lives back together. Too often, victims choose not to pursue a wrongful death case and the responsible party is never held accountable and continues to injure and kill more innocent victims.
At William J. Tinning, P.C., we believe that every case is important, and no case is too small. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, please call or email us today to schedule your free consultation.
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