Sadly and tragically, preventable deaths occur all the time because of the negligence or carelessness of others. The families and loved ones left behind typically suffer enormous financial and emotional loss. Fortunately, the law holds those accountable for the death of others. Some examples of wrongful death are fatalities due to:
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Pedestrian Collisions
- Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect
Wrongful death claims are brought by the family of a person who has died due to the deliberate, reckless, or negligent actions of another. The goal of this type of claim is to obtain compensation for spouses, children and other designated close relatives, in order to pay funeral expenses, medical expenses and provide financial support.
A wrongful death claim may also seek damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, and loss of companionship or support for the surviving relatives. The exact type of damages or losses eligible for compensation is governed by law and depends upon the relationship of the survivor to the deceased person. For example, a surviving spouse is able to claim certain damages or losses versus a surviving child. An experienced personal injury attorney can explain your rights to you.
Our law firm has handled numerous wrongful death claims so we understand that this is an extremely emotional time for clients. You should not make any major decisions or even consider settling a case without first consulting an attorney.
When you choose the law firm of Steve Watrel, P.A., you can count on compassionate guidance throughout the entire case. Our firm prides itself on making this difficult process as easy as possible. As we work tenaciously on your behalf, we continually keep you updated and offer all the support we can. Steve Watrel, P.A. can handle all your needs. We have substantial experience in wrongful death cases with the aim of getting you the most compensation possible.
If you or someone you know has suffered the loss of a loved one and needs a Wrongful Death Attorney, contact us today to set up a free consultation. There is no obligation.