Losing a loved one is a painful process; however, when their death was caused by something that could have been avoided due to a person or a company’s negligence, the families who are left behind can be especially hurt and confused. If a member of your family’s death occurred due to the carelessness of others, you are entitled to make a wrongful death claim to hold the reckless party accountable and receive appropriate compensation.
What Constitutes “Wrongful Death”?
Wrongful death can be caused in a number of ways, including motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls or faulty equipment; however, the key factor is that whatever caused the death was because another party acted carelessly or negligently. If your family member was killed due to a drunk driver, or any other negligent behavior, Ed Smith will hold the reckless person or company accountable and work toward helping you and your family receive the payment you deserve.
If your loved one has died due to someone’s negligent behavior, serious consideration should be taken in hiring an experienced lawyer to begin making your wrongful death case. The money recovered from a wrongful death case will typically be awarded to the spouse and children. This can fall under three categories: economic (medical bills, funeral costs), non-economic (grief, emotional distress) and punitive (punishment for wrongdoing) damages. Although nothing can replace your loved one, a wrongful death case will ensure the negligent parties take responsibility and that your family is not left in financial distress.
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Call Edward Smith today to get an immediate evaluation of your case. Wrongful death cases have catastrophic effects on family members and Edward can help. His knowledge, experience and compassion will put you at ease during one of the most difficult times in your life. Time is limited to file a wrongful death claim, so reach out today to get started.