Losing a loved one is difficult enough under any circumstance, but when the death occurs unnecessarily due to the negligence of a third party, survivors may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
While nothing can compensate for your loss, monetary compensation can at least ease the financial burden that resulted from it.
In many cases there are children, a spouse or other family members dependent on the deceased for financial or emotional support. There may be large medical bills incurred, and funeral expenses.
Wrongful death scenarios come in many forms, but some of the more common include vehicle crashes, nursing home neglect, workplace accidents and medical malpractice.
One of the most famous wrongful death verdicts was against O.J. Simpson. While the jury in his criminal trial was unable to convict him of murder, a civil suit brought by the family of victim, Ron Goldman, resulted in an order to pay $33.5 million to the Goldman family as well as to the family of the other victim, Nicole Brown Simpson.
To win a wrongful death suit, you have to prove that the defendant was negligent in causing the accident that led to your loved one’s death.
This is what an experienced wrongful death attorney will strive to achieve.
Your attorney will analyze the facts surrounding the incident, interview all of the witnesses and gather all possible evidence pointing to negligence.
We know it is difficult, but even as you grieve the loss of your loved one, it is important to hire your wrongful death attorney quickly. People’s memories fade and the scenes of the fatal incident can deteriorate or change. There is also a statute of limitation after which you will be legally barred from filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Call The Law Office of Joshua W. Deckard today for your free consultation.
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