Seeking legal compensation after a fatal accident
On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Wrongful Death on January 18, 2017.
Sometimes, for example in the case of a terminal illness, a person has time to prepare for a loved one’s death. This is not an easy feat to do, but many in Rockville do so every day. However, sometimes a person in Rockville loses a loved one suddenly, perhaps in a fatal accident. Either way, losing a loved one is never easy.
What can make losing a loved one especially hard is if your loved one’s death could have been prevented. Accidents caused by negligent drivers, medical malpractice and defective products can cost more than just serious injuries — they can be fatal and but for the responsible party’s negligence, they need not have happened at all.
When negligence is behind a wrongful death, the victim’s loved ones are left not just with their emotional grief, but also with financial difficulties stemming from the death. These may include medical expenses incurred prior to their loved one’s passing away, funeral costs, lost income and loss of companionship.
No one deserves to have to carry such a large financial burden during what is a time of grief. That is why, in some circumstances, it may be possible to seek compensation for these losses through a wrongful death lawsuit. However, doing so takes legal experience, and it may be best to secure the advice of an attorney before proceeding. When it comes to wrongful death claims, the professionals at the Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne make a point to emphasize how the death has affected the victim’s loved ones. The firm’s wrongful death webpage may be a good starting point for those who want to learn more about pursuing compensation.