When a loved one suffers any kind of injury, it is understandable for you to feel worry and concern. Unfortunately, some of these injuries can be fatal and you can lose him or her to the serious and catastrophic damage sustained.
In personal injury law, when it is a negligent action that causes the fatal injuries, it is referred to as wrongful death. This is one of the most serious situations you can encounter and it’s crucial to understand how to properly navigate the legal process of filing a claim against the negligent party.
Before you move forward with the steps that follow, be sure to speak with a legal representative about your rights and options. You can and should receive help to get the compensation and justice you and your family deserve on behalf of your lost loved one.
Why It’s Important to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
For the family of a decedent lost due to negligence, filing a wrongful death claim against the negligent party is one of the most important things you can do. It may seem as though legal action should be the last thought when grieving over this tragic situation, but it is often a necessary step to help the family in a difficult situation.
Along with the emotional trauma the family is experiencing, there are unexpected expenses that must be considered such as paying for the funeral, covering medical costs from the time of the injury to the actual death, helping the family with lost income, and compensating the decedent’s loved ones for their pain and suffering.
When families don’t take legal action, the negligent party is not held fully accountable for the actions and harm that they cause. Instead, the family is left to pick up the pieces of this devastating situation and try to figure out how they’re going to deal with what comes next.
Taking legal action also allows you to seek some sort of closure. Nothing you do can reverse the actions of the negligence and bring back your loved one; however, by filing a lawsuit, you can find some comfort in knowing the responsible party is paying for his or her actions.
Getting Through This Difficult Time
It may seem nearly impossible for anyone to get through this difficult time, but know that you can move forward. You can receive help and overcome as you move through the grieving and deal with the complex legal system that is associated with a wrongful death lawsuit.
The good thing is, you don’t have to do it alone.
You should have someone on your side who recognizes the options available to you and who can help you understand the process. You should have someone who can pursue the maximum compensation and justice you and your family deserve. You should have someone who will respect your grief and pain, but also keep your need for results as a focus.
At Kolker Law Firm, we recognize the pain and suffering your family is enduring in this difficult time. Nothing can heal the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s reckless actions. However, it is our goal to do whatever we possibly can in an effort to keep you and your family in a favorable position legally.
Our Missouri wrongful death lawyers will discuss your potential case with you, determine who is liable, and help you through every hurdle so you can focus on what matters: your family. Let us advocate on your behalf and pursue the outcome you need to start healing and start moving forward.
To speak with a lawyer about what rights you have after a wrongful death, we encourage you to give us a call today at (314) 684-8285.