If you lost a loved one due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another person then you are devastated. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we know this. We know how hard this is. We also know that many people assume that it is pointless to file a wrongful death lawsuit. We understand that you may feel that nothing can bring your loved one back. While that is true, there are three things that can be gained from filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
- A wrongful death lawsuit may help give you and your family a feeling of justice
- Payment for past bills
- Help with future bills
If your loved one was killed in an accident in which no one was held criminally accountable, then you may feel as though they had no consequence for their actions. You may feel as though justice has not been served. You can’t file criminal charges against a person but you can file a civil action. Making them financially responsible can help because the court will admit that the person in question was at fault.
If you are like many families who have lost someone, you are likely facing significant bills as a result of their death. If they spent time in the hospital before they passed away then you have those bills to contend with. The cost of even a humble funeral can be expensive. If you relied on the income of the family member you lost then you could further be dealing with financial issues. Letting a personal injury attorney file a suit on your behalf can help you get current with these bills.
When you file a successful wrongful death lawsuit, you are entitled to more than just past costs. You can also get damages to help compensate you for the future losses you will experience. For example, their long-term income that you will miss out on, their contributions to the household services that you no longer have, and even the love, guidance, affection, and moral support they would have provided you with.
We know that there is no amount of money that can make up for your loss. We also know that quantifying these costs seems impossible. We will work with financial experts who can work to ensure that the fairest possible settlement is found, considering the situation.