Handling a Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Getting Full Case Value

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30th Mar 2017

wrongful death lawsuitThe process of dealing with a loved one’s passing can be very difficult. In cases where the death was caused by another, called a wrongful death, handling the grief and the knowledge that things could have been different can be very tough. You are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the entity, company, or person that caused the death of a loved one due to inaction, negligence, or malpractice.

Nothing can bring your loved one back into your life, but you can hold the person or entity who caused the death responsible. If you want to know more about getting full case value and how a wrongful death suit is handled, read on to find out more.

An attorney can help you make a claim for monetary compensation by helping you to file the lawsuit. They’ll need to know the details of the passing, what the loved one meant to the family, how much they earned, their job, and future prospects that they had. You may also want to see a therapist at this time because of how emotional the process is. If you can maintain your health while pursuing justice for their death, it may be the healthiest way to proceed.

At the Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas, LLP, we can help you file for compensation. Although it is never easy to lose a loved one, it can even more difficult when the loss happens suddenly and is wholly unexpected. Ideally, your suit can be a healing process and a way to receive closure and move on with your life. Getting compensation does not change what happened, but it can make sure that families do not suffer financially and have not lost their family member for nothing.

Wrongful deaths are deaths that were caused by an entity acting without regard for another person’s safety. The action is reckless or negligent and if an individual passes away as a result, it is termed a wrongful death. In these cases, you can hold the entity liable for their action.

Some frequent causes of wrongful death include car accidents. A motor vehicle accident that resulted from failure to obey traffic signals, poor driving, or distracted/aggressive driving. In medical cases, medical malpractice can occur when practitioners do not perform their duty to the expected standards– a frequent cause of wrongful death.

Product liability is another cause of wrongful death when distributors and designers put out an unsafe product. This could be manufacturing, design or market defects that the public is not aware of. Lastly, workplace accidents can cause wrongful death, caused by employers’ negligence and disregard for safety.

While this type of death is horrible, the laws are so complex surrounding wrongful death suits that you need an attorney to help you handle it all. As insurance companies and providers will go to great lengths to avoid paying out, you cannot afford to go it alone. An independent lawyer who can represent you will do their best to fight for you. Contact The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, & Payas LLP today for a free consultation.

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