What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?
Have you lost a child, spouse, or parent because of someone’s negligence or provision of below-standard medical care? When a life is lost in an accident or due to an avoidable medical complication, there is more loss than just the devastating emotional toll on the family members left behind. During your time of grief, the legal rights of your lost family member and his or her survivors may not be front and center in your mind as you cope with the emotional pain.
At Law Office of James Trainor, P.C., we take over the family’s legal problems so that they can focus on mourning the loss of their loved one. Although no longer among the living, the family member who dies through another’s negligence still has rights, through his or her estate, to recover money compensation for the pain and suffering that preceded death. Such recovery is then distributed to the survivors either by a Will or, in there is no Will, then by the laws of Intestacy. The surviving spouse, children, and/or family members also have recovery rights
The bases for money compensation to a deceased person’s estate or surviving relatives include, without limitation:
- Recovery by the decedent’s estate for pain and suffering endured before death.
- Recovery by the surviving spouse, children and/or family members for the loss of the deceased’s financial support.
- Loss of guidance and comfort, particularly when a parent or spouse is prematurely lost
- Other financial loss, including funeral and burial expenses
It is crucial that, in pursuing a wrongful death case, you contact the right lawyer. Unlike personal injury cases, where the injured party is usually the best witness to how the accident occurred, wrongful death cases often require a forensic piecing together of information from many different sources to prove that another person’s actions were the negligent caused of premature death.
Schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our firm to pursue compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering and his or her family members’ loss of financial support, love, and guidance that someone else’s negligence stole. Our personal injury attorney serves clients with wrongful death claims in Brooklyn and has accumulated years of experience in helping clients obtain the financial compensation they need after the loss of a loved one. Call the Law Office of James Trainor, P.C. today!
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
Losing a loved one suddenly is a terribly sad, upsetting event. Our firm offers a deep understanding, compassion, and the exceptionally aggressive representation you deserve while you struggle to come to terms with your loss.
Wrongful death cases can arise as a result of any type of accident or practice, including:
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents
- Slip, Trip, and Fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Improperly designed or malfunctioning products
- Pharmaceutical products with inadequate warnings
Do not hesitate to obtain necessary legal guidance after the loss of a loved one. You may be faced with many financial and emotional struggles throughout the course of your case, which is why our dedicated and compassionate firm will work with you while building your strongest case.