Wrongful death is defined as when someone’s careless actions cause the death of a family member. Wrongful deaths can be caused by several different situations of negligence, such as a car wreck, shooting, or medical malpractice. If a family member has died as a result of the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for the full value of your loved one’s life, including both the economic and non-economic losses. A DC wrongful death lawyer could fight to hold the at-fault parties accountable for their actions.
There are several different types of losses that a plaintiff can receive compensation for in a wrongful death lawsuit. These losses are either economic or non-economic. Economic losses include:
Non-economic losses a wrongful death lawsuit can seek compensation for are as follows:
Successful wrongful death lawsuits can provide anywhere between tens of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. The amount of compensation you receive depends on the experience of your legal team and the amount of time you wait after your loved one’s death to file a lawsuit. That is why it is of the utmost importance that you choose an experienced DC wrongful death legal team. Additionally, filing a wrongful death case as quickly as possible after your loved one’s death maximizes your chances for receiving ample compensation under the law.
Without an experienced attorney on your side, those responsible for your loss may not be held accountable. The laws governing wrongful death litigation are complex with many rules about timing and evidence. Because of this, you need a DC legal team experienced in wrongful death lawsuits. The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm has vast experience in advocating for financial compensation for wrongful deaths.
The first step The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm can take in a wrongful death suit is finding who is at fault. One person can be found to be at fault, such as a shooter in a death due to gun violence, or multiple parties can be found to be at fault, such as several doctors involved in medical malpractice. The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm can then collect evidence proving negligence or intent to harm on behalf of the party or parties at fault. Your legal team must prove in court that the party or parties’ negligence or intent to harm ultimately caused the death of your loved one.
The second step The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm can take in your wrongful death lawsuit is proving that you and your surviving family members are suffering financially due to the death of your loved one. Proving monetary suffering demonstrates to the court that compensation is needed for your loved one’s death. Once we successfully prove that someone’s negligence or intent to harm lead to your loved one’s death, and that you and your family members are struggling financially due to this death, you can receive financial compensation from the party or parties at fault.
If a family member has died due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case. We understand the devastating impact the sudden loss of a loved one can bring to a family and we are here to help guide families in the legal process. Contact The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm at 1-877-SCI-FIRM today to connect with an experienced wrongful death legal team. We can fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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