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When someone passes away, their immediate family and friends are left grappling with the profound loss for years. The emotional anguish from losing a loved one often leads to long-lasting depression and anxiety among the family members. Moreover, accepting the loss can be particularly challenging, especially when the death is sudden and unexpected. For instance, it may be easier to come to terms with the passing of a loved one who has been battling an illness for weeks, months, or years, compared to the loss of someone needlessly killed due to the negligence of another party. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional deaths are a common occurrence in the U.S.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one or family member in an accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your loss. Although no amount of money or settlement can equate to the value of a life, obtaining monetary damages can significantly aid in easing the path forward, particularly if the deceased was the primary provider for the family.
Unfortunately, many individuals are hesitant to pursue this legal course of action due to the reluctance to relive a traumatic experience. However, filing a lawsuit with the guidance of a Stafford wrongful death lawyer may be the only viable means to find closure and hold the negligent parties accountable. Our committed personal injury lawyers are here to assist you in navigating the legal process.
Wrongful death occurs when someone’s actions or lack of action leads to the loss of life. Typically, wrongful death claims are based on negligence. If someone owed you a duty of care, whether on the road or in other circumstances, but failed to fulfill that duty, resulting in harm to you, they may be held accountable with the assistance of a skilled fatal accident attorney.
There are various types of accidents that can result in loss of life. Some common incidents include:
Medical professionals have a responsibility to uphold safe and proper work practices to protect the lives of their patients. However, there are instances where doctors, nurses, and surgeons engage in actions that endanger patient safety. For example, a doctor may fail to review a patient’s medical records, leading to an overdose or incorrect prescription. Our experienced lawyers can help you hold doctors, nurses, surgeons, or other healthcare workers accountable for the wrongful death of your loved one.
Similar to medical service providers, drivers and other motorists have a duty of care toward other road users. They must ensure the safety and well-being of pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, passengers, and fellow drivers. Any form of distraction or reckless driving that causes harm to others is considered a breach of duty of care and is punishable by law. Some other ways in which a driver may breach their duty of care include drunk driving, road rage, speeding, unsafe overtaking, and improper vehicle loading. An attorney can provide you with more information on how duty of care applies to wrongful death cases.
Manufacturers of consumer products are legally obligated to ensure that their goods are safe for human use. These products can include food items, electrical appliances, farm equipment, drugs, medical devices, and other types of machinery. If the use of any of these products leads to the death of a consumer, the manufacturer and retailer may be held liable.
When filing a wrongful death claim, it doesn’t matter whether your loved one passed away immediately after an accident or spent time in the hospital. If their death resulted from someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation. However, if your loved one spent days or weeks in the hospital before passing, they may have suffered additional damages during that time.
Damages available in a fatal accident claim may include burial costs, past medical bills, loss of consortium, lost wages, lost benefits, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish. It is crucial to provide all available medical records to your attorney to ensure they are considered in the valuation of your damages in the wrongful death case.
If you have lost a loved one under any of the earlier-mentioned circumstances, we understand the emotional trauma you may be going through. We know it hurts to know that your loved one would still be alive if the party at-fault had been responsible. For this reason, our Stafford wrongful death lawyers seek to help you bring closure to your loss by obtaining compensation on your behalf. While doing so may not bring back your loved one, it will surely enable you to recover losses suffered in the process. To schedule a free case evaluation, call us today.
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