Wrongful death claims are obviously some of the most trying legal matters an attorney can handle. Seeing the grief and heartache surviving family members must endure following an unexpected and avoidable death of a spouse or loved one is tremendously difficult. Not only must the surviving members cope with the initial shock of ones passing, funeral arrangements must be made, along with a multitude of other unexpected tasks. We have found that it is not until after the initial grieving process is over do family members begin to consider the legal ramifications related to a wrongful death claim when a loved one dies due to the negligence of another person, company, or product. Wrongful death claims stem from fatal car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice and product liability claims.
How Do You Know if You Have a Claim?
The first question we usually are asked concerns which people have legal rights and standing to be a party to a wrongful death claim. For the most part, husbands or wives, children under 18, children over 18 with mental or physical disabilities, or anyone else considered a dependent on the deceased have rights in a wrongful death claim.
The financial hardship and burden facing the wrongful death of a loved one can be daunting. Making up for the emotional loss is impossible, but seeing that the financial burden is not overwhelming can be helped by hiring an experienced wrongful death litigation attorney to guide your family through this complex process. Some of the financial benefits and compensation a family can recover in a wrongful death claim include the following:
- Pension of the deceased
- Workers compensation benefits
- Life insurance proceeds
- Loss of companionship/consortium
- Loss of employment income
- Related medical and funeral expenses
- If applicable, pain and suffering on behalf of the deceased
Call The Chiozza Law Firm for Help
If you know of a friend, family member, or loved one who has been wrongfully killed, it can only benefit you to seek the assistance of legal counsel. Calling an attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm is confidential and free, only costing you a few minutes of your time. Whether you choose us or another law firm as your attorney, we believe that the right representation can go a long way toward preparing you and your family for the future. Representing a family in a wrongful death claim is about making sure the negligent party is held responsible for their acts while ensuring and providing emotional support, legal guidance, and financial compensation.
Call 901-526-9494 to speak with an actual attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm. For after hours emergencies please email Brian Chiozza for assistance. It is our assurance that you will be treated like a part of our family, forging an attorney/client relationship that lasts long after the case has ended.
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