The pain of losing a loved one is something that can never be described in words. Only the family knows the pain, and they’re the ones who suffer first-hand. But do you know what’s more painful than losing a dear one? It’s losing them because of someone else’s intentional act or negligence.
Would you believe it if we told you that every year, more than 32,000 driving-related fatalities are reported, out of which 31% are a result of drunk driving? Approximately 98,000 people die due to medical malpractice, and more than 5,000 people die due to workplace accidents. All of these deaths could have been avoided had the other party been careful.
If you’ve lost your spouse, child, sibling, grandchild, or parent due to a road accident, slip and fall accident, medical malpractice, use of defective products, nursing neglect or abuse, or animal attacks like fog bite, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit and get justice for the deceased and compensation for the family. Seeking compensation for losses won’t bring your dear one back, but it’ll offer some assistance in life without them.
How Can Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Help the Deceased’s Family?
The wrongful death of a loved one can bring your life spiraling down in an instant. You may find it easier to accept the death of a dear one if they died naturally, but knowing their death could have been avoided makes it harder to wrap your head around reality.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help you cope with the loss better. Continue reading ahead to know how:
Helps You Get Justice for Your Dear One
In many cases, the family of the deceased may not file any criminal charges against the responsible party whose actions resulted in the death of their loved one. In other cases, the family isn’t satisfied with the results. In such cases, you can consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. It can help you get justice for your dear one.
You can hold the responsible party accountable for what they did. Many people aren’t interested in getting monetary compensation for their loss, but they want to see the responsible party bear the consequences of their actions. It helps the family honor the memory of the one who left them forever.
The person who died due to the wrongful actions of someone else may have been the family’s sole breadwinner. Their death may have caused the family a lot of financial distress over emotional trauma. It’s also possible that they had to bear heavy medical expenses. Other areas where the deceased’s family may have been affected financially are funeral and burial expenses, insurance and other debt payments, etc.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit helps the family get monetary compensation for their loss. Wrongful death claims also offer the family members the security and financial support they need to make up for the loss of their sole financial provider.
While filing a wrongful death lawsuit helps the family cope with the loss of their loved one, it also benefits others indirectly. When someone files a wrongful death lawsuit, it reminds the masses that if their negligence causes someone to lose their life, their actions won’t go unaccounted for. They’ll be held accountable for the emotional and financial trauma they make the deceased’s family go through.
The family who lost their loved one may be too heartbroken and emotionally weak to take matters to court, but as difficult as it may feel, they shouldn’t let the incident go. The law is there to support you, and you should give it a chance to help you in any way it possibly can!