wrongful death attorneys
When someone you love dies due to someone’s negligence, make sure you have an experienced wrongful death attorney on your side.
A family member’s death is one of the most painful things we can experience in this life. Knowing that our family member died as a result of someone else’s mistake is so much worse. If you have experienced a wrongful death in your family, our hearts go out to you. Shamieh Law understands the impact of such a tragedy on survivors. Our wrongful death attorneys have the knowledge, experience and compassion to help you through this difficult time.
No amount of money can bring your loved one back, we know. Still, our wrongful death attorneys will work to alleviate the financial burden you face as a result of your loss.
What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is defined as the loss of life to a person as a result of another’s actions. It doesn’t matter if the act was intentional or unintentional. It has no correlation with criminal action. This means that a defendant does not have to be convicted of criminal charges in order for a family to pursue civil action with an experienced wrongful death attorney.
What will your wrongful death attorney accomplish?
A wrongful death lawsuit seeks damages, in the form of monetary compensation, from any parties ruled to have caused, or contribute to, the victim’s death. What does this mean for you, as the survivor? Your loved one contributed to your life in many ways, some of them financial. Can any amount make up for the loss of someone you love? Absolutely not, but our wrongful death attorneys can ease the burden of carrying on without them financially. You shouldn’t pay for someone else’s tragic negligence.
Who can be responsible for a wrongful death?
A wrongful death attorney can help you file a claim against any person or institution that was legally at fault for a person’s death. This may include:
- Government Institutions
- Medical Institutions
What can you receive through a wrongful death lawsuit?
Once an individual or entity is ruled to be liable for your loved one’s death, your wrongful death attorney will argue for your compensation for some or all of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical/Funeral expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of income
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
Plaintiffs in a wrongful death action include the surviving spouse of a victim as well as his or her children and parents. A wrongful death attorney can seek the following damages for the plaintiff: 1) mental anguish; 2) the victim’s loss of earning capacity; 3) lost familial services; 4) lost companionship; and 5) any lost inheritance, to name a few.
Family members can also pursue damages on behalf of the deceased victim in a “survival action.” For example, family members can recover damages such as pain and suffering endured by the victim before death and any outstanding medical bills.
A plaintiff in a wrongful death action must prove that the defendant committed a “wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default” in causing the victim’s death. Thus, there are many types of situations that could result in a valid wrongful death claim, including vehicular collisions, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, home accidents, and even criminal acts.
Wrongful death actions must be timely filed and often involve a lengthy investigation. It is vital to contact an experienced law firm to immediately start investigating the case. Contact Shamieh Law now at 214-888-3333 to schedule a free consultation regarding your family’s wrongful death claim.
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